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Friday, August 25, 2017

The blog is taking a quick summer break!
I will return Monday, September 4th.
Thanks for reading, and see you then!

Five in a Flash: Into the Blue
Above: denim rings by Michigan's Kelli Jackson.

Wood + resin from UK-based Norwegian jeweller Artful Resin (Tor Johansson).

Glass ring by Germany's Blütenparade (Astrid Ottermann).

Electroformed apatite from California's Azure Jewelry (Sarah Robertson).

Lapis lazuli eye ring by Katerina Makriyianni of Greece.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Pennsylvania's Maia Leppo.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Italy's Karagkiozi Design (Marilena Karagkiozi) "love[s] transforming simple objects into art and the surprise caused by the unexpected." I say she... I'm just going to say what you're thinking... nailed it.

Bonus link:
Nail ring by California's A. Sharvit (Avi Sharvit).

Also admiring:
Rugged nail necklace by Quebec's Trijoux.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Check out the UK's Sara Chyan for lots of conceptual work, like the "Extension of Sensory" series (ring pictured at top).

Bonus link:
Level-like ring by Switzerland's Stéphane Vuilleumier.

Also admiring:
Tube & level necklace by North Carolina's Chiko Craft (see her cats!).

Monday, August 21, 2017

Dutch jeweller Leen Heyne likes a good twist.

Bonus link:
Moebius ring by Newfoundland-based Wesley Harris.

Also admiring:
Hoop twist earrings by Washington state's Susan Lorraine Meier.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Are you ready for the upcoming eclipse?

Me? I'd rather stare into the metalwork of Missouri's Leia Zumbro.

Bonus link:
"Eclipse Satellite" ring by Redbud (Illinois jeweller Janeane Bowlware).

Also admiring:
Double-sided eclipse necklace by California's Lost in Space.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Spain-based Chilean jeweller Angela Malhües.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Porcelain rings by Germany's Anne Menzel. That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

Bonus link:
White marble ring by Mahny Jewelry, based in France.

Also admiring:
White necklace by Sweden's Mona Wallström.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

If the most colourful piece in your wardrobe is beige, you might be a neutrals-lover, and you might just love Germany's Schmück Dich (Sophia Meier).

(But you'll still want a peek at her brighter work here.)

Bonus link:
Cotton flower ring by Ukraine's Arsiart (Tanya Lazarenko).

Also admiring:
Earrings by Pennsylvania's Meghan Ayers.

Monday, August 14, 2017

These refreshing stripes of silver and palladium, from Rhode Island's Edgeworth (Mackenzie Law), have me wondering why we don't see monochromatic two-tone metal more often.

Bonus link:
White gold, platinum and silver band by New York's Sam Abbay.

Also admiring:
Halftone pewter cuff by the UK's Gordon W Robertson.

Friday, August 11, 2017

These fruits are her labour... are these pretty works in glass and crystal. For much more, visit Brazil's Kika Rufino.

Bonus link:
Real durian ring by China's Suinan Li.

Also admiring:
Fruit-like pendant by Nvit Blanche (New York's David Hines).

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Vancouver's Hine Mizushima.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Get caught up in the work of Spain's Irene G. Barrera.

Bonus link:
Bear trap ring by Greek jeweller Corypheon (Thano Varnavas).

Also admiring:
Venus fly trap earrings by the UK's Silver Sorbet (Kimberley Huxley).

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Metal encroaches on ceramic — or is it the other way around? — in these rings by California's Ean Escoto.

Bonus link:
Porcelain rings with metal trim by Lithuania's Solveiga Gutaute.

Also admiring:
Ceramic & metal pendant by Dutch jeweller Marie-Anne Ver Eecke.

Monday, August 7, 2017

French jeweller Andrey Koshman of Koshman Rings creates "men's rings with meaning," featuring various value-themed words written in Latin, Hebrew and Arabic. Check out his site for more on the concept.

Bonus link:
"I Am" ring by Virginia's Jamie Park (there's also "happy," "me," etc.).

Also admiring:
"You Know What I Mean?" etc. necklaces by Japan's deal.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Threaded rings by Hong Kong's Wing-Han Wong, who also goes by Pinky Wong, a fact you'll want to keep in mind for when I tell you that her shop is called The Little Finger.

Bonus link:
Rings from Greek artist Revekka Moustaki-Zei's series exploring lines, threads and string.

Also admiring:
Mt.Fuji-inspired necklaces by New York's Reason To Be Pretty (Nophar Haimovitz).

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Lithuania's Rasa Vilcinskaite.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sometimes you want a sundae with all the toppings...

...and sometimes you just want a glass of ice water. Either way, Slovenia's Mokosh Jewels (Eva Poženel) serves up the goods.

Bonus link:
Multicolour Swarovski crystal ring from Italy's Volpino.

Also admiring:
Gem-cluster ear cuff by Japan's eMu.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

These exquisite combinations of hand-painted oil paintings and negative inlay sculptures come to us from Bulgaria's Jewellery EM (Ebrahim Mohammadian & Ena Mulavdic).

Bonus link:
Pewter ring with original painting by NES Montreal.

Also admiring:
Painted brooch and necklace by Estonian artist Kai Kubja
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