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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Precious pieces of porcelain from Natacha Plano of France. Check out her pendants, too:

Bonus link:
Painted porcelain ring by UK-based French jeweller Fleur de Carotte.

Also admiring:
Porcelain and brass earrings by California's Modern Weaving (Tiffani Anne Williams).

Monday, January 30, 2017

Even if these "Etnia Rocker" bead mosaic rings aren't your particular jam, there are over thirty — thirty! — more collections for you to check out, so go visit Brazil's Maria Dolores.

Bonus link:
Beaded ring from Japan's Raspberry Jam.

Also admiring:
Lots more beading from Japan's Oh-Kan (Sachiko Fujiwara).

Friday, January 27, 2017

Japan's Upon Handmade does cool things with resin. Clearly.

There's plenty — and I mean plenty — for colour-lovers, too, so go check it out!

Bonus link:
Resin and pearl rings by the UK's Anna Harding.

Also admiring:
Resin rainbow bangle by the UK's Margaret Johnston.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Merico Works.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Refreshingly simple, these glass "Spore" rings by the UK's Catriona R. MacKenzie are like little wearable mood enhancers.

Visit her site for more!

Bonus link:
Glass ring by Czech jeweller Svatopluk Kasaly.

Also admiring:
Incredible glass bear shoe by Japan's Simsa Cho (real name Shinji Kasema).

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New Zealand's Joanna Campbell Make[s] It Work with silk-embossed, lace-embossed and haberdashery-inspired collections.

Bonus link:
Rings imprinted with linen by the UK's Susan Cross.

Also admiring:
White silk earrings by California's Niki Ulehla (check out her plastic tube + gem pieces).

Monday, January 23, 2017

In "Uncanny Adornment," Colorado native Alexandra von Trapp explores "the unseen elements of the body we typically ignore": bones.

Bonus link:
Framed "Bone" ring by Taiwan's Mud Chen.

Also admiring:
Wishbone necklace by Montana's Ari O Jewelry.

Friday, January 20, 2017

File this one under "somewhat unexpected titles" — "Hard Curve" rings by the UK's Roy Bojun Li.

Bonus link:
A much simpler squarish ring by Montreal's Tat Chao.

Also admiring:
Boxy metalwork by Rhode Island-based Noam Elyashiv.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Dowse. Some more:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Ukraine's Ellen Rococo creates otherworldly pieces using mainly polymer clay and quartz, and maybe a little dash of magic.

Bonus link:
Crystal orb ring by Sweden's Pill Jewelry (Jo Dalin).

Also admiring:
Crystal pendant by Japan's Cosmos Nostalgie.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I spy spiralized metal by Connecticut's Leah Meleski.

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Twisted band by the UK's Katharine Anne Taylor.

Also admiring:
Ribbon bracelet by New York's Rina Young.

Monday, January 16, 2017

I was going to post this artist's amazing marionette pieces on a Ring-Free Thursday, but then I saw this, which could obviously not be ignored: "Creation" ring, featuring what appears to be a real lizard climbing a staircase, by Massachusetts' Yuri Tozuka. (But seriously, go check out her marionettes!)

Bonus link:
"Green Lady Gator" ring by UK-based Venyx (Eugenie Niarcho).

Also admiring:
Alligator skin brooch by Texas-based Israeli jeweller Tamar Navama.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The UK's Rebecca Wilkes brightens this Friday with "Floral Focus," a series of rings with nylon flowers you can interchange thanks to magnets.

Bonus link:
Flower ring by Vermont's Kristine Chartrand.

Also admiring:
Etched blossom earrings by BC's Nicole Bigg.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Lindsey Adelman (who's primarily a designer of gorgeous light fixtures).

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

All this...

...and much more can be found by visiting And Mary, a husband-and-wife team based in Scotland.

Bonus link:
Parakeet ring from Japan's Inkokko no kuni ("parakeet world").

Also admiring:
Bluejay necklace by the UK's Ladybird Likes (Zoe Jade).

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This metalwork by Japan's Ichiha Kato helps remind me that spring is on its way. Visit her gallery for some nice "line" series, as well.

Bonus link:
Dried flowers in resin by Spain's Coloretas.

Also admiring:
"Double Flora Orbit" necklace by Missouri's Jenny Walker

Monday, January 9, 2017

Jewellery for January in the northern hemisphere: check out the comforting works of Massachusetts artist Shannon Owen. And Happy 2017!

Bonus link:
More white wool from Spanish design duo Malicia.

Also admiring:
Felt polar bear pin by Ottawa's MiKa Art
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