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Monday, July 31, 2017

Darling little flowers (and manicures to match) from Ontario crochet artist Freja Blomst.

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Silver crochet ring by Israel's Etel Farchy-Szabo.

Also admiring:
Knit copper necklace (with fish) by Hungary's Anna Fejér-Székely.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Toothbrushes, bees and wasps, paracetamol... there's nothing that Israel's Ariel Lavian can't work with.

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Nespresso coffee pod rings by Australia's Chiara Jewellery.

Also admiring:
Cigarette butt & bottle cap bangle by Bulgaria's Pagane Uniques.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Sweden-based Malin Jansson.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

These rings make me think of hobo signs. Do kids these days know what hobos even are? The idea used to fascinate me when I was little, though the Wiki page on hobos lists Dr. Phil under "Notables who have hoboed," which both ruins the image I had in my head and reminds me not to trust everything I read. Anyway, check out Seattle's Wit & Pepper (Angela Montgomery) for more (jewellery, not hobos).

Bonus link:
Chevron ring by Montreal's Véronique Roy.

Also admiring:
Chevron arrow earrings by applenamedD of Greece.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I love the distinct style of Italy's Laura Forte, some of whose rings remind me of geisha hair.

There's plenty more I didn't post, so go check out her site!

Bonus link:
More black and gold rings from Greek jeweller Tomis Thomidis.

Also admiring:
Black and gold brooch by Chinese jeweller Qian Ge.

Monday, July 24, 2017

I want to live the alternate universe where gems actually grow on trees. Until then, we have the twiggy rings of Spain's Patricio Minconi.

Bonus link:
Moonstone branch ring by L.A.'s Teri Lee Jewelry (Teri Westerman).

Also admiring:
Bamboo & CZ bangle by California's Marilee Nielsen.

Friday, July 21, 2017

I'm all hearts-in-eyes about this "Hoyz" ring collection by the UK's Chloe Lee Carson.

Bonus link:
Houses ring by BC's Juvelisto (Sasha Shkolnik).

Also admiring:
"Shelter I" brooch by New Zealand's Kathryn Yeats.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: New York-based Chinese jeweller Sihui Zhang.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

This is the kind of stuff that makes "cute" a two-syllable word with an exclamation point on the end. For more bears, inscriptions on acrylic and other jewels, visit Latvia's Verba (Anna Fanigina).

Bonus link:
Ring of teddy bears by California's Marty Magic (Marty Bobroskie).

Also admiring:
Teddy bear necklace by Israel's Beep Studio (Or Raviv).

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Zealand's Fran Carter likes to work with "plastic bags, bread tags and recycled aluminium teapots and pans" (among other household materials) as a "response to the nature and role of domestic life in modern times."

Bonus link:
Ring made of recycled plastic bags by Pennsylvania's Beth Petricoin.

Also admiring:
Recycled plastic bangles by South Africa's Dawn Bolton.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Planets and pencil-shaving flowers by Greek jeweller Dimitra Papadimitriou.

Bonus link:
"Mini Planet" ring by Toronto's Blackiris Design (Iris Lee).

Also admiring:
"Stella Orbis" brooch with meteorite by Seattle's Kirk Lang.

Friday, July 14, 2017

I've never liked the word "plethora" (it's basically the sound you make when you've eaten something gross and need to air out your tongue) but it perfectly describes the amazing output of Romania's Cleopatra Cosulet, who works with metal, resin and various recycled materials.

Bonus link:
Resin and silver ring by Denmark's Anne Voigt Sonnichsen.

Also admiring:
Resin forged with metal by the UK's Kirsty Dalton.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Germany's Jasmin Matzakow.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Vancouver's one of those places that gets hot, but only for a few months, so it's rare to have A/C in the house. Which is why I'm sitting here, melting away, staring longingly at these resin "ice" rings by Norway's Siri Kvalfoss (but I'd gladly take them in winter, too).

Bonus link:
"Ice Queen" ring by Turkey's Burcu Okut.

Also admiring:
Silver and real ice necklace by California's Devon Matlock.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

UK-based French jeweller Marion Lebouteiller makes rings for the pod people in all of us.

Bonus link:
Eucalyptus branch & seed pod ring by Israel's Linda Friedrich.

Also admiring:
Little pod earrings by Texas jeweller Deborah Mortlock of Cold Feet Studio.

Monday, July 10, 2017

As their name suggests, French jeweller Le Gramme offers sleek, modern bands in your choice of weight. Just pick from polished or brushed, smooth or texturized, a size from 3g to 19g, and you've got a stew going, baby.

Bonus link:
Combo polished/brushed wide band by Ontario's RM Jewellery Studio.

Also admiring:
Polished/matte brass earrings by Thailand's Peep Jewelry.

Friday, July 7, 2017

I'd been saving this artist for years because, well, just look.

I didn't think an ordinary post would do her justice, but the true injustice was not posting her right away!

Drop everything — everything, I say! — and go check out the awe-inspiring glassworks of Japan's Makiko Inoya.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: UK-based Kyujin Cho.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Oxidized "Black Beauty" rings by New Zealand's Sandra Schmid.

Check her gallery for more, including pieces burned not by fire but by molten silver.

Bonus link:
Black horn and mother-of-pearl from France's Axolotl (Ivan Michelson).

Also admiring:
Black Caithness stone necklace by the UK's Lindsey Gallacher.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tace Jewelry of Greece makes seemingly time-worn pieces for "bohemian souls and dreamers."

Bonus link:
"Wanderlust" ring by California's Whitney Howard Designs.

Also admiring:
Feather ear crawler by Toronto's Bluboho.

Monday, July 3, 2017

When I started this blog I-don't-even-want-to-know-how-many years ago, I was obsessed with non-traditional rings and had little interest in anything with a gemstone. But lately, I find myself drawn more and more to rings that are bordering on classic — as long as they still have that certain something that keeps things interesting, like these from Israel's Artemer (Tomer & Tanya Mikaeilyn).

Bonus link:
More gemstone rings from Dutch jeweller Sarah Kobak.

Also admiring:
"Sunset" pendant by Lebanon's Selim Mouzannar
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