The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
These imaginative rings aren't merely kinetic but also acoustic! Check out Thailand's Happies (Stamp Sangsuk-iam) for clapping hands, a cat that "purrs," a cake that whistles "happy birthday," and more.
Ring-Free Thursday: Tatjana Giorgadse of Georgia (the country).
Japan's Beau Blue (Masumi Uno) makes what look like fairytale rings come to life.
Neutral, minimalist, yet striking pieces from Japan's ILF Jewelry.
When I was making glass rings, people sometimes asked me if it were possible to set diamonds in glass. This probably isn't what they had in mind, but it's one solution from Japan's Húgming.
Australia-based Chinese designer Xiaohui Yang makes the kind of jewellery you really need to experience first-hand but, as I'm an ocean away, I'll have to make do with these still images. You can, however, check her page for some videos.
Above: her "Self-Portrait Machine."
Russia's Olga Oborotova uses air bubbles to her advantage in these pretty, refreshing glass rings.
A mix of new and vintage glass from Japan's Titti (Ai Aoki).
From one iconic Japanese triangle...
Mount Fuji, onigiri (rice ball), and other rings from Japan's Sii Etoile.
I'm a very happy bunny today thanks to New York's Rabbitneck (Laura A. Tiffin). These graphic Lucite rings, inspired by the Swiss Style, are my newest obsession.
Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Heidi Helyard.
World Bling is... exactly that. Japan's Hiromichi Kamizono creates Swarovski globes so you can have the world on top of if not wrapped around your finger.
He also makes wood and resin rings!
Twofer Tuesday: E/L by Loretta...
...and Lilas, both from Japan.
I'd never expect cement and metal rings from a "Brutalist" series to look so springtimey! The UK's Amy Stringer "sets elements of nature such as moss into the cement, forging a connection between architecture and agriculture," resulting in the surprisingly pretty look.
The work of Germany's Jil Köhn ranges from man-made precision...
...to otherworldly etherealism.
Ring-Free Thursday: Russia's Elena Saenko.
This signet might be a bit more classic compared to those of yesterday, but there's a twist.
Literally. The top twists open to reveal a second motif inside! To see more, check out DRU. Jewelry (California's Thea Miller).
Signets don't have to be all staid seals and monograms just check out New York's Jessica Biales.
It's even worse when you don't store your jewellery in the fridge: "expired" rings by UK-based Chinese artist Yichen Dong.
"Face à face" ring by Berlin-based French jeweller Emilie Le Dez, who has a lot of rings featuring that shallow satellite shape.
Ring-Free Thursday: Italy's Mezzopiano (Luisa Littarru).
In creating this steel jewellery, Toronto's Alex Kinsley Vey was inspired by the industrial landscape of Hamilton, ON (his hometown), an aesthetic he considers "both an integral part of the city's identity and a blight on its coast."
Glass rings by French jeweller Gilles Jonemann, who made the two frosted ones out of bottlenecks. Any guesses as to the bottles of what, exactly? (The green one, you can probably guess; the brown one might be a bit tougher.)
All that glitters is... literally glitter, in this case, embedded in concrete by the UK's Concretely (Marta Halbichova).
"Escalator for Lilliput." Now all I need is an escalator to Lilliput.
Swiftian and soy sauce-ian rings by Melbourne-based Japanese artist Nami Chubachi.
Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's bbppdesigns (Patti Pennisi).
These rings look like they might be polished bits of coral, but they're porcelain. They're by Italy's Letizia Maggio who, more recently...
...collaborated with Fabrizio Bonvicini on these wood & porcelain pieces.
Porcelain pears for your perusal.
Also available in pairs. Everything that appears above is by Romania's Atelierul de Portelan (Mihaela Speranţa Cherciu).
Hollow rings that don't ring hollow. By Turkey's Gözde Erdoğan.
Some "origametry" from Israel's Sofi Alhazov.
Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Michelle Fernandez.
3D-printed, hand-painted and inspired by microbiology: "Bloom" rings by Georgia's Lot28 Design (Jocelyn DeSisto).