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Friday, September 30, 2016

Nautilus shells are just some of the inspirations behind these spherical geometric forms. Rings above by Portugal's Vanglória (Vanessa Pires).

(These "Vortex" earrings might be my favourite!)

Bonus link:
Ring with real nautilus shell by Australia's The Mermaid Collective.

Also admiring:
Nautilus hoop earring by California's Maya Jewelry (Corey Lolley).

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: German jeweller Sarah Enoch.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Five in a Flash: Chain-Linked
Above: Double diamond ring by California's Prey Jewelry (Charlene Wilson).

Chevron ring by the UK's Edge of Ember.

"2 Souls" ring by the UK's Rokus.

Double rhombuses ring by Spain's Aristocrazy.

Double starburst ring by New York's Hysteric Co.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

According to Wisconsin's Ann Marie Cianciolo, "Things just seem funnier when they are tiny." It also helps when they're so well-crafted! (Of course, an animal in a hat is always at least a seven on the humour scale.)

Bonus link:
"Flock" ring by California's Yakira Rona.

Also admiring:
Sparrow earrings by Japan's Yortz (Chisa Nakata).

Monday, September 26, 2016

Armenia's Anníeh Jewellery has an array of rings inspired by those colourful works of art known as rugs.

Bonus link:
"Magic Carpet" ring by Florida's Merdinger House of Design.

Also admiring:
Pendant with tuft by Australia's Katie Stormonth.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Korean jeweller Sowon Joo turns metal into something light and ethereal.

Bonus link:
Mesh dome ring from Polish jeweller Idalia Baudo.

Also admiring:
Mesh necklace by French jeweller Ghislaine Darlavoix.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: New Jersey native Stephanie O'Brien.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Five in a Flash: Cluster Luster
Above: "Vera" ring by Montreal's Serena Sciarrini.

"Berry" ring by Montreal's Kirameku.

"Icon" rings by the UK's Fiona DeMarco.

Gold ring by Germany's Claudia Westhaus.

Bubble ring by Japan's Portrait Things.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

I don't know whether or not this was intentional but does anyone else think these burnt wood rings look like flipped-open lighters? How meta. Visit Finland's Tatu Vuorio for jewellery, sculptures, cool glass design and more.

Bonus link:
Blackened steel ring by Italy's Design Digest.

Also admiring:
Thermochromic necklace that turns gold when worn, by the UK's Alice McLean.

Monday, September 19, 2016

I love anything that reminds me of Spirograph! These rings were 3D-printed and then adorned with yarn or copper wire. To see more, including concrete housewares and leather bags, check out the Netherlands' Mensch Made (by Doreen Westphal).

Bonus link:
Silk thread ring by Argentina's Caro Bernachea.

Also admiring:
Thread-adorned earrings by Japan's Chakab! (Misato Ozaka).

Friday, September 16, 2016

Spin, spin, sugar.

The Netherlands' Studio Martijntje Cornelia (Martine Poot) brings us cotton candy rings!

Bonus link:
Silver candy ring by Australia's Tara Wimhurst.

Also admiring:
Bronze potato chip brooch by South Carolina's Catie Curran.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Germany's Sofia Beilharz.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Every cloud is a silver (or gold) lining in the world of Australia's Natalie Marie.

Bonus link:
Cloud ring by Ohio's Arbotique Designs (Jen Nelson).

Also admiring:
"Cumulus" brooch by Kathleen Faulkner of Washington state.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Faux-jewel photo (fauxto?) rings by Odinski Jewels (the Netherlands' Sonja Hunefeld), who also has a chunky gemstone "Knockers" series as well as pieces made from teacup parts.

Bonus link:
Solitaire silhouette ring by New York's Cyclical Industry.

Also admiring:
Jewellery with hidden photos by Norway's Inger Blix Kvammen.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Check out Thailand's Eleven44 (Linda Morkos) for lots of big, bold jewellery, including castings of wasps nests (shown above) and durian.

Bonus link:
"Basis" honeycomb ring by Norway's Linn Sigrid Bratland.

Also admiring:
Cast honeycomb necklace by North Carolina nutrionist and beekeeper Amy Hager.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Israel's Urban Raven (Shiran Tal) found a world of inspiration when she came upon her brother's old stamp collection. From Magyar dinosaurs to Omani fish, she turns the well-travelled little pieces of art into vibrant jewellery.

Bonus link:
Swiss postage stamp ring by New Mexico's Postali Jewelry (Kelsey Norris).

Also admiring:
Stamp earrings by New Zealand's Firecracker Studio (Katherine Bertram).

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Croatia's Mist Forms (Valentina Stepan & Zoran Kranjčec).

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

"Borrowed Landscapes" rings by the UK's Nuri Lee.

Bonus link:
Geometric cut-out ring available at Minnesota's Lemon Drop Boutique.

Also admiring:
Bracelet from Hong Kong's Little Bisous.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Now that it's past Labour Day, it's the unofficial start of autumn. Get in the mood with these refined rings that mix coarse natural elements with sleek swoops. Rings by Poland's 1618 (Przemysław Wańczyk).

Bonus link:
Moscow-born, Israel-based Tanya Chernov also has lots of nice twigs & botanicals.

Also admiring:
Brooches by Israel's Hadas Levin.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Quit making mistakes! Buy them instead. I love the cut-out designs from French jeweller Marine Mistake.

Bonus link:
Cut-out ring by Toronto's Samantha McAdams.

Also admiring:
Cut-out earrings by Seattle's Nikki Jacoby.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Though reminiscent of anemones, these pieces also remind me of some toy from my childhood I can't quite put my finger on. While I ponder that, visit UK-based Chinese jeweller Wanshu Li and "Go with the Glow."

Bonus link:
"Glow" ring by California's Indo-Love (Keeley Rogers).

Also admiring:
Glow-in-the-dark fox pendant by Germany's Edel Confetti (Eva Lisette Zahneissen).

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Kaho Inoue.

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