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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Can you guess the inspiration?

It's right there in the photos: paper! Japan's Momoko Kumai also works with paper — check out those sculptural pieces on her site.


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Paper ring by Washington's Stormy Day Crafts (Kelly Haynes). This one glows in the dark.



Also admiring:

Paper and silk brooch by the UK's Patricia Lip.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hearts, rainbows, strawberries and paper boats — sounds like the potential for cute overload, but Argentina's MiaView (Maria Ines Adrover) keeps things cool in black and white acrylic.


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White acrylic cat ring by Jule et Lily of France.



Also admiring:

Felted white bunny necklace by Hong Kong's Cissy Pixie.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Some noisy rings from Italy's Digital Handmade (Alessio Rocchi).


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Etched ring with human words from Japan's Moira (Yuko Watanabe).



Also admiring:

Stamped phrase cuffs from the Netherlands' Anna + Nina.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

More...

...than enough...

...to keep you busy...

...all weekend. Set aside some time for Thailand's Try Me Accessories.


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A much more subtle swan ring from French jeweller Res Mirum (Aurélie Weck).



Also admiring:

Hand-drawn swan necklace by the UK's Enchanted Nymph.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016


Ring-Free Thursday: Estonia's Nils Hint.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ohio's Hannah Thees named her shop Spoons & Such, then delivered on that promise. Check out her site for lots of recycled spoon jewellery and... such!


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Owl spoon ring by Seattle's Kimberlin Co. (Eric Kimberlin).



Also admiring:

Spoon unicorn necklace by California's Silver Spoon Jewelry (Jennifer Northup).

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Friday, June 17, 2016



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Oh, tin can rings, where have you been all my life? Living in the mind of Spain's Rubén Morales Sánchez, apparently.

Visit his site, Vacía la Nevera, for more!


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A non-tinned koi ring by the Ukraine's Lena Yastreb.



Also admiring:

Plastic soy sauce packet brooch by UK-based Italian jeweller Lieta Marziali.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: the Czech Republic's Benu Made (Pauline Hagan).


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I guess daddy hasn't taken away her T-Bird, because these rings are fun, fun, fun. Check out the colourful world of Spain's La Vidriola (Pablo Nieto & Blanca Calabuig).


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Another candy ring (with scoop!) by the UK's GiraffesKiss.



Also admiring:

Ring-pop brooch by New York's Jazzelli Designs.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

This isn't your grandmother's pearr...er...—scratch that, this isn't your mother's mother. No. I meant, this isn't your mother's pearls. That is, it's mother of pearl, not pearl of your mother, your mother's mother, or any other mother. But if you'd like it to be, just visit Japan's Kunimoto and ask for the "Jewel-3D Raden" collection.


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Double nest ring with black pearls by North Carolina's Linda Azar.



Also admiring:

"Nacre" earrings by Georgia's Olivia La Selva.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Let's pretend it's still sun-day! Above: "Sun Goddess" ring by California's Amy Waltz.


More sun rings by Illinois jeweller Avrocomy (Allison Jenetopulos).


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Black sun ring by Greek jeweller My Kosmima (Gianna Pappou).



Also admiring:

"Hot Stuff" cuff by Virginia's Drift/Riot.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Have an adorable weekend thanks to ringmyday (Chinese designer Qihui "Cheese" Chen).


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More cute stackable animals, this time in wood, by Bulgaria's Stefana Dineva.



Also admiring:

Cute plexijewels by UK-based iloveyoujewels.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Latvia's Jelizaveta Suska, based in Sweden.


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Brass and salt rings by Spain's Adriana Díaz H.


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"Salt" ring by South Africa's Of the Water Jewelry (Christina Van Der Merwe).



Also admiring:

Salt and pepper diamond earrings by California's Variance Objects (Nicole Rimedio).

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Voodoo.


Pineapples.


Ice cream.

All signs point to this jeweller hailing from somewhere with a warm climate, but it's actually the work of British jeweller Lee Renée.


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Double ice cream cone ring by California's Chloeography (Chloe Ching).



Also admiring:

Pineapple necklace by Lily Garden of France.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

The first piece above may not be a ring but I wanted to show how detailed some of Jen Ricketts' hand-pierced work can be as she recreates scenes from around England. Her silver skyline, created as a gift to Queen Elizabeth, should not be missed!


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Beefeater ring from the UK's Love Hearts & Crosses.



Also admiring:

London skyline necklace by the UK's Mona Mara.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

I'm very behind in posting this ring. How behind? An entire generation...

...of phone. What you're looking at is "The Galaxy Ring," created by UK-based Vann Kwok in collaboration with Samsung for the Galaxy S6 Edge.


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Vinaya's wearable tech ring also connects to your phone — via Bluetooth.



Also admiring:

Sense-enhancing wearable tech from Portugal's Lucas Teixeira.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Denmark's Annette Dam.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I've been sitting on these for almost a year hoping for some more info, but I can't wait any longer. Please just go and marvel at California's Concave Oblivion.


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Tooth ring by Australia's Renata Fojtikova.



Also admiring:

Orthodontic brace earrings by Maryland's Bracket Ears.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I feel like a kid in a candy ice cream shop, unable to pick a flavour.

Check out works in silicone and pigments by Danish artist Malene Kastalje.


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Silicone toggle ring by the UK's Essemgé (Sophie Martin-Glinel).



Also admiring:

Silicone necklace by Italy's Materia Design (Rosalba Galati & Laura Santi).

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Japan's Jouete excels at being just a little different from the usual without being over-the-top.


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"Lucent Moon" ring by Japan's Festaria.



Also admiring:

Bracelet by Japan's Soierie.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Wondering what to do with those leftovers? Have you considered... wearing them? Bananas, tofu skins and leftover food (like broccoli) all figure into the work of Rhode Island-based Alanna Ho.


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Strangely, we never seem to have leftover cake in the house. Ring by Ilianne of Greece.


Also admiring:

Lotus root (always a leftover for me) earrings by Japan's Ruhm.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: weather map jewellery by Japan's Mariko Ehara.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Anyone remember the Dunder Mifflin ad, "Limitless paper in a paperless world"? I still laugh about it today. Luckily, this isn't a paperless world, or we wouldn't have these paper and metal rings by Italy's Francesca Mazzotta.


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Some tidier scribbles in this silver ring by the UK's Elisavet Messi.




Also admiring:

Paper cluster necklace by Argentina's María Carelli.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

So Victorian, I can taste tea: Israel's Michal Negrin.


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Another rosy double-headed ring by Japan's Moonbric.



Also admiring:

Victorian rose necklace from the UK's Brighton.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

I don't have many (if any) memories from my toddler days, but photos tell me they involved chunky, colourful blocks of wood like these rings from "The Game" series. Nothing like being nostalgic for times of which I have no actual recollections!

For more, including a series featuring Japanese lacquer, visit Italy's Veronica Caffarelli.


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Laminated lacquer bands by Japan's Natsuko Minegishi.



Also admiring:

Lacquer earrings by Japan's Momochie.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

* swoon *

These rings by Belgium's Diederick Van Hovell are a colourful dream come true.


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Colourful wool ring by Hungary's Andrea Mácsár.



Also admiring:

Colourful necklaces by Kentucky's Elva Fields (Emily Wheat Maynard).

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Thursday, May 19, 2016



Ring-Free Thursday: Pennsylvania's C Kali (Courtney Kalinowski).


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

UK-based Iranian jeweller Sahar Saki has a fun time playing with geometric shapes (be sure to click through to her Instagram page for lots more photos).


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"Open Square" ring by Israel's Knobbly Studio.




Also admiring:

Geometric dangle earrings by Ohio's Hannah Hoffman.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

By my rough estimate, I've linked to well over 10,000 jewellers on this blog to date — and this is only my third from Iran. Although Matin Sadeghi is now based in Italy, if her work is any indication of what's coming out of Iran's schools, I need to find more. Check out her site for more gorgeously ornate designs!


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Another ornate ring, with deer, by Dutch jeweller Eva Theuerzeit.



Also admiring:

Butterfly in enamel, wire and precious stone by Iran's Fereshteh Montaseri.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Resin rings from the "Seaweed" and "Microlandscapes" collections by Chile's Casa Kiro (Vania Ruiz).


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Resin and paper ring by the UK's Louise Miller.




Also admiring:

Resin earrings by Japan's Bebelulu.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

One person's rubble is another person's ring. Pennsylvania's Alexis M Spina takes inspiration from forgotten spaces, using decaying architecture as a basis for gorgeous, sculptural jewellery.


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For a sacred rather than abandoned space: temple ring by the UK's Fera (Jo Gordon).



Also admiring:

Belgian artist Alix Manon explores the ruins that are resulting from the conflict in Syria.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016



Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Vicky Lew.


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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Although her wooden rings are pretty cool...

...her "Everyday Matter" potato series is surely the best thing ever. Check out Sweden's Elin Flognman!


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More wood from aptly-named Hue+Wood of New York.



Also admiring:

Necklace of individually handmade wooden beads by Pennsylvania's Matthew Addonizio.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The '80s zigzag: never forget.


Retro geometric glory from Italy's Giuliana Mancinelli.


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Brass fractal ring by Seattle's Vivian E. Wang.



Also admiring:

Pastel "dash" necklace by the UK's Lucie Ellen.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Discarded balloons can be harmful to the environment — unless that environment is the workshop of UK artist Jocolour (Joanna McLeman), who cuts them into brilliant rings.


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"Flight" ring with balloons by California's Kesta Creations (Nataliya Drandiyska).



Also admiring:

Balloon dog pendant by Indiana balloon artists Balloongenuity.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

These rings are an exploration of the boundary between opposites. "My process is an investigation in this unknown space. Only by working with my hands and keeping my mind open can I find answers," explains Paul Adie; visit the Scottish jeweller's site for more.


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"Knife Edge" ring, with sharply-defined sides, by Australia's Sarah Heyward.



Also admiring:

"Adverbial" pendants by Denmark's Grundled (Helle Just Weiling).

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Thursday, May 5, 2016



Ring-Free Thursday: French jeweller Miren Lasnier, aka ïu.


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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Toronto's Nadya Eidelstein (Fedotova) "investigates the intersection of art, science and design" by creating natural, sculptural forms via computer-aided design. The rings were then assembled layer by layer and manually sanded.


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"Woodland" rings by Indonesia's Purple Fish Bowl.



Also admiring:

Mixed wood brooch by Japan's Koppa.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

With my team out of the playoffs, this is the closest I can get to a cup.

Maybe we'll have better luck in the Olympics. Check out California's Emilie Jehng, currently in Rhode Island, for athletic trophy rings (as well as lots of textile works).


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Hockey puck ring by Utah's Stonebrook Jewelry.



Also admiring:

Dumbbell necklace by Florida's Fashletics, who have lots of athletic jewellery.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

French jeweller Charlotte Chesnais manages to put her own stamp on simple, shiny loops.


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More shiny simplicity, this time in brass, from Uganda-based Rose & Fitzgerald.



Also admiring:

Swap Rodrigo for Fitzgerald and you have Italy's Rodrigo & The Rose.





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