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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The motifs come from roughly the 32nd parallel in the U.S. The jewellery comes from Mademoiselle Céladon in France.

Bonus link:
Succulent ring by the UK's Lottie of London (Clare Lewis).

Also admiring:
Cactus necklaces by Toronto's Honey Thistle.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The "Noh" collection from Seattle's Ink Metal (T.S. Wittelsbach) features figures from Jaapnese mythology and theatre — including the kappa that lends its name to the cucumber roll you get at your favourite sushi place.

Bonus link:
Daikon flower ring in urushi lacquer by Japan's Urushi Kobo · Hashizume.

Also admiring:
Porcelain necklace by Yoko Okuno of Japan's Okunotobo.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Almost any cute critter you can imagine can be found at Hong Kong's Dotoly.

Bonus link:
Horse head ring by Hong Kong's Vulcan Jewelry (Desmond Chan).

Also admiring:
Tiger hoop earrings from the UK's Mica Peet.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Rhode Island's Toby Milgrim repurposes a highly common object and makes it look cool and modern. Know what it is?

Does this help?

Write on. It's pens.

Bonus link:
Pencil shaving ring by Spain's Luz Camino.

Also admiring:
Vintage pen nib earrings from UK calligraphy shop Penman Direct.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Estonia's Linda al-Assi.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The clean angles and lines of Japan's Luxu (Yuka Tanaka).

Bonus link:
"Blueprint" metal diamond rings by California's Neutra.

Also admiring:
Rose gold diamond-shaped earrings by Greek jeweller Bijou Box.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

From halfasaurases... barnacles, botanicals, UFO onigiri (you'll have to see for yourself) and a certain republican also-ran, check out Seattle's Nina Matsumoto. (No relation. I mean, I am related to a Nina Matsumoto. Just not this one.)

Bonus link:
"Little Fred the Dinosaur" ring by California's Lady Cromer (April Cromer).

Also admiring:
Brontosaurus necklace by Maine's Turtle Love Co.

Monday, May 22, 2017

When I read about the inspiration behind this "strength" ring, it made so much sense. And I had so much sympathy. Visit Georgia-based Floridian Cassidy Terry for various metalwork, including this series inspired by — ouch — chronic knee pain.

Bonus link:
Painful looking spike ring by Estonia's Merle Kasonen.

Also admiring:
Cosmetic "Surgery Junkies" series by the UK's Maryam Eftekhar Dadkhah.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Georgia-based Chuzhan Du "has an inseparable relationship with her Chinese heritage" and "uses the fragments from found objects in her work to convey emotional attachment and as metaphor to interpret the perception of memory."

Don't miss her porcelain pieces, which are some of the nicest fragment jewellery I've seen.

Bonus link:
Porcelain ring by Zhou Yiyan of France.

Also admiring:
Porcelain cuff by Australia's Ichimu (Fiona McDonald).

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: California's COZO.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Germany's Anja Schneeweiss is inspired by math and science; the ring above is from the microscopy-inspired collection "Mikrostruktur."

And she's also inspired by whales! Check out her site for Penrose tiling, Italian roof tiling, and more (some of which are on the German portion of her site only).

Bonus link:
Cellular "Gossamer" ring by Ireland's Elena Brennan.

Also admiring:
"Neurofibrillary Tangles" necklace by Spain's Neuro Jewelry (Professor Bernardo Castellano).

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Germany's Attinello (Jana Voll) is about "time as creator" — the rings are visualizations of moments in time. Visit the site for more.

Bonus link:
Personalized date ring by Toronto's Dream Willow Studio.

Also admiring:
"Time Past" necklace by Toronto's Silver by Smith (Ron Smith).

Monday, May 15, 2017

Raw, electroformed gems by Washington state jeweller Jeana Rushton, aka The Fox and Stone, a world traveller inspired by "raw, unkempt pieces of earth."

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Raw tourmaline ring by Oregon's Wallis Reid.

Also admiring:
Raw tourmaline necklace by Brazil's Sandra Manin Frias.

Friday, May 12, 2017

I can't quite put my finger on it but there's just something super fun about the work of New York-based Sena Huh. Do yourself a favour and check out her entire gallery!

Bonus link:
Hand rings from South Korea's BK & JIO.

Also admiring:
Ceramic fingers necklace by Montreal's Stéphanie Goyer-Morin.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Ching-Hui Yang.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Different shades and shapes of silver from Croatia's ZiZou Jewelry (Zdravka Radić).

Bonus link:
Square ring with oxidized centre by California's Christy Natsumi.

Also admiring:
Coiled & oxidized earrings by Massachusetts' Melle Finelli.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Scarab beetles...

...muskrat teeth...

...and mouse spines: all in a day's work for New Jersey-based Luci Jockel. If you're not squeamish about bumblebees strung up like pearls on a necklace, cicada shell pins or "lace" made from hundreds of bee wings, this artist is a must-see!

Bonus link:
"Lucky Lucane" beetle ring by French jeweller Sylvie Corbelin.

Also admiring:
Scarab necklace by Israel's ByYaeli (Yael Donenfeld).

Monday, May 8, 2017

This ring merely hints at what you'll see if you visit Spain's Li Jewels, who's all about graphic, cut out metal and porcelain.

Bonus link:
Speaking of rings with cutouts, here's one from the UK's Marina Skia.

Also admiring:
Hand-pierced pendant by Australia's Kate Case.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Acrylic is my ASMR trigger. Today's tingles brought to you by Poland's H-II Jewellery.

Bonus link:
Plexiglas (and bamboo) rings by Belgium's Kono & Orca (Joyce Stijnen).

Also admiring:
Ombre perspex bangle by fabulous UK fashion designer Kitty Joseph.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Pennsylvania's Jillian Matthews.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Although I gravitated toward the few coloured pieces, Argentinian jeweller Cecilia Pont's resin collection features mostly neutral tones of black, white and brown — all in nice, faceted chunks.

Bonus link:
Faceted silver ring by Israel's MERCe (Mercedes Gazzano Ashkenazi).

Also admiring:
Faceted ceramic earrings by Vancouver-based Slade Goods (Carly Slade & Meghan Mousouliotis).

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lithuania's Mellow Wear (Melita Rus) isn't concerned with "the number of the carats" but with building lasting experiences. Visit her site to check out the full range.

Bonus link:
Silver wrench ring by Florida's Evyral.

Also admiring:
Wrench earrings from California's Enchanted Leaves.

Monday, May 1, 2017

What's the difference between these rings and clouds? Clouds have silver linings — these are lined with wood.

Check out Argentina's Rösler for sleek bands in titanium, concrete, Corian, wood and more.

Bonus link:
Colour-lined titanium bands by Massachusetts' Romas Banaitis.

Also admiring:
Titanium pendant by Toronto's Grey Metal Designs, not to be confused with Gray Metal
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