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Friday, April 28, 2017

French artist Marion Delarue's "Mania" ring was inspired by her time in Korea, where she observed classmates' "habits of playing with their hair fringes."

But that's not the only body part that's inspired her. Visit her site for much more.

Bonus link:
Gold eye ring by Israel's Born from Rock.

Also admiring:
Hair as jewellery by China's Danqing Li.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Spain's Montserrat Lacomba.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

From a ring covered in dots — entirely by hand — to pinched rings made from a single sheet of silver, Germany's Christian Bürger is all about manipulating metal any way he can.

Bonus link:
For a ring with dots poking out, not in, see BC's Yutal Jewelry Fusion.

Also admiring:
Dotty pendant by Texas jeweller Koren LeClair.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Contemporary leather and cork from Bulgaria's Modo (Mira Djambazka).

Bonus link:
Silver leather disc ring by Vancouver's Surond.

Also admiring:
Pretty leather & metal from French jeweller Fosseth.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Saved by the... ring? Prototypes for Avassa personal safety smart rings by Brazilian born, Berlin-based product designer Ana Dantas.

Bonus link:
Personal safety alarm ring by New York's Siren.

Also admiring:
"Athena" safety jewellery by Pennsylvania's Roar.

Friday, April 21, 2017

A glimpse into the making...

...of these Corian rings by Estonia's Viktorija Domarkaite.

Bonus link:
The making of a horn ring by BC's Stephanie Ferguson.

Also admiring:
Upcycled Corian dahlia pendant by Florida's Mark Noll.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: India's Material Immaterial.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

True black and synthetic diamonds from Masonara, founded by two Russian designers living in Thailand.

Bonus link:
Carbon and diamond rings from Denmark's C6 (Anne Cohen).

Also admiring:
"Dark Opulence" from Singapore's Ariel. C, inspired by oil spills.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The combo of resin and wood is having a moment. Today's is brought to you by Brazil's Tanile Maria.

Bonus link:
More from Russia's Geppetto Jewelry.

Also admiring:
Pencil crayon earrings by Quebec's Isabelle Lamontagne.

Monday, April 17, 2017

This isn't the first teapot ring we've seen, but it could be the first one that's fully functional — and that comes with a miniature teabag!

All metalwork above by Rhode Island's Rebecca Schena.

Bonus link:
Mad Hatter tea party ring by Ça perle et papote! of France.

Also admiring:
"Tea for Two" necklaces by New Jersey's Molly Glitz.

Friday, April 14, 2017

On a walk along the water last weekend, we encountered a man making giant bubbles with a large string wand. And watching angrily as they floated away was a feisty pre-school aged girl, head tilted skyward, yelling that she wanted to burst one with her hands. I think she would like these rings by Japan's Michi Suzuki (but I wouldn't trust her with them).

Bonus link:
"Seafoam" ring by Seattle's Lolide (Lori Linkous Devine).

Also admiring:
"Penumbra" by New York's Gotham Atelier (E. Andrea Shiman).

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Tashizan + Note (Tomoe Jogo).

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Five in a Flash: Twice as Nice
Above: "Colourfull [sic] Geometry" two-finger ring by Hungary's Natalia Antunovity.

"Til Death Do Us Part" (with hand-carved antler) by L.A.'s Monica Seggos.

Wearable health tracker ring by New York product designer Jordan Wu.

Half skull ring by Quebec's Mathieu Roy.

"Harwood" ring by Vancouver's Sorrel & Trace (Sage MacGillivray).

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

How meta.

Making rings is no skin off her back — or her finger. Check out the "Human" series from Slovenia's Aleksandra Atanasovski, featuring silver imprinted with a familiar organ.

Bonus link:
Anatomical heart ring by Montreal's Lost Apostle.

Also admiring:
"DuoSkin" temporary tattoo interface cuffs from Taiwanese engineer Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Organic shapes and carved textures from Portugal-based Brazilian jeweller Juliana Bezerra — and I want every single piece.

Bonus link:
Tons more organic silver from Belgium's Katrien Cambré.

Also admiring:
Organic silver necklace by Sweden's Klara Brynge.

Friday, April 7, 2017

These bright, blooming "I'm Here" rings are like springtime announcing itself. Japan's Asami Watanabe made them out of straws, but she also works with resin, metal and more.

Bonus link:
Silver-plated plastic straw ring by well-known Dutch designer Gijs Bakker.

Also admiring:
Plastic straw hives by Norway's Åse-Marit Thorbjørnsrud.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: New York's Sang A (Sang A Im-Propp).

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

It's not déjà vu — not exactly, anyway. These cotton candy rings are brought to us by Paul et Martin, a collaboration between the aforementioned Martijntje Cornelia (Martine Poot) and German jeweller Sybille Paulsen, who works with hair (and whose solo work is well worth visiting, as well!).

Bonus link:
Horse hair rings by Germany's Silberschweif (Karin Erichsen).

Also admiring:
Ponytail necklace by Israel's Mizyan (Hanan Massalha).

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

At the UK's Ruby Spirit Designs, "vintage images, ephemera and broken treasures are salvaged and repurposed to form a quirky, wearable collection."

Bonus link:
Japan's Ivy makes pretty pieces that look like vintage heirlooms.

Also admiring:
The UK's Susan Caplan sells both her own line and designer vintage.

Monday, April 3, 2017

From Castanea sativa to Viburnum rhytidophyllum, Slovenian jeweller Maja Licul's rings aren't merely inspired by "plants" — they're specific in their inspiration. Species-ific, if you will.

Bonus link:
Live grass ring by Australia's Clare Poppi.

Also admiring:
Sprouting seeds brooch by Australia's Fiona Lu
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