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Friday, September 29, 2017

It's been quite a while since I last brought him out but — dear readers — the time has come again. Yes, I'm spinning-Homer crazy about these porcelain rings by Belgium-based German jeweller Ute van der Plaats!

Bonus link:
Polymer clay flowers by Alisa Land (Alisa Andreeva of Cyprus).

Also admiring:
Porcelain flower earrings by Germany's Tina Ickes.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Chile's Maria Ignacia Walker.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Russia's Gentle Decisions absolutely slays with clay. Check out her site for gorgeous berries, blossoms, succulents and more.

Bonus link:
Blue glass flower ring by Russia's Like A Glass.

Also admiring:
Polymerclay earrings by Vietnam's Joyloveclay (Joy Pham).

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

I choose to see my metal allergy as evolutionary protection for my bank account... although I'd probably be safe in this case because most of these are, understandably, sold out! For more pretty pieces, see Mineralogy (Illinois jeweller Theresa Cowan).

Bonus link:
Cluster ring by Washington state's Oore (Uma Gordin).

Also admiring:
Cluster earrings by California's A Sweet Pear.

Monday, September 25, 2017

These rings resemble industrial materials like marble, concrete, granite and plaster, but they're all resin. For more, check out Indonesia's We Are The People.

Bonus link:
"Granite" HI-MACS ring by Slovakia's ALLT (Peter & Elena Simonik).

Also admiring:
"Granite" polymerclay earrings by the UK's Vaux Street.

Friday, September 22, 2017

I love the combination of porcelain and gold, which usually means white and gold. But the Netherlands' Sonja Cabalt shows that gold edging looks equally gorgeous with Delft blue and dreamy greens.

Bonus link:
Porcelain and gold spike ring by Lithuania's FreakyFoxx (Algina Midverė).

Also admiring:
Delft porcelain & gold earrings by the Netherlands' Oei Ceramics.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Monochromatiques (Isabelle Chen of France).

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I more than love these glass water bubble rings by Singapore's LOV+ (Lovynn Kan).

Bonus link:
Tiny gumball globe ring by the UK's Xerces Art (Helen Tait).

Also admiring:
Glass ball necklace by South Korea's Studio Hx3 (Helena H. Helena).

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Japan's Mokujinken has some fun with wood (see more on the Tumblr).

Bonus link:
I love the shade of these wood rings by Finland's Hanna Kaketti.

Also admiring:
Wood and metal necklace by California's Michael Rybicki.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Ring posted backside-first because that's my favourite part of this piece by South African native Ruan Basson. His "Monolith" ring is "a visual representation of masculinity and the social stigmas associated with its ideals."

Bonus link:
Faceted men's rings by Australia's Rugged & Refined (Jenna Love).

Also admiring:
"Thor's Hammer" necklace by Toronto's Armed (Desiree Girlato).

Friday, September 15, 2017

These ceramic rings by Spain's Unai Cariñena are based on beans or seeds, which the artist calls "mechanisms of life" (especially fitting in my mind, as they reminded me of mitochondria!).

Bonus link:
Stackable "bean" ring by New York's Apoptosis NYC.

Also admiring:
Personalized jelly bean necklace by the UK's Molly Brown.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Kanoe (Hiroyuki & Orie Murase).

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Some sweet & simple glass from California's Grayc Glass (Courtney Gray).

Bonus link:
Seaglass rings from Washington state's West Coast Sea Glass.

Also admiring:
Twotone glass earrings by Finland's Nina Lehos.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

One for you... for your bike.

One for you... for your bike. Washington state's Art by Winona (Winona Johnson) makes jewellery for people and their two-wheelers.

Bonus link:
Ring inspired by air movements when biking. By Wisconsin's Amanda Lavonne.

Also admiring:
Bike rider earrings by Sweden's Morbid & Jolly (Sofia Hovemyr).

Monday, September 11, 2017

3D-printed "Polyps" rings by Japan's Jewelry Studio Shima.

Bonus link:
Japan's id.arts shows how to make a 3D-printed flower vase ring.

Also admiring:
3D-printed pendant by Cutarena (Japanese designer Tatsuya Narita).

Friday, September 8, 2017

Hamburger ring!

And for the vegeterians, veggie burger ring!

And for the washokuterians, onigiri burger ring!
New York's Nadine Ghosn knows how to make jewellery that really hits the spot.

Bonus link:
Onigiri ring by Japan's Coqu/Usagiuma Maho (Maho Satoh).

Also admiring:
Onigiri earrings by Vancouver's Kizuna Accessory.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Rhode Island-based Molly Palecek.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Matches? Cork? If you're ever lost and cold in the wilderness, Portugal's Leonor Silva would be a great person to have around. If you're not convinced, just check out her "Survival Kit" collection.

Bonus link:
Candle ring by Belgium's Yannick De Witte.

Also admiring:
Matchstick earrings by Greek jeweller Fotini Krinaki.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Porcelain rings by Stook, webshop of Dutch designer Mianne de Vries.

Bonus link:
Clay ring by Sisgu (New Brunswick-based artist Valerie Jean).

Also admiring:
Ceramic pendant by Ireland-based Yasha Butler.

Monday, September 4, 2017

These ring renderings make me feel more like I'm meeting a new species than I am looking through a designer's portfolio. (If they start squirting ink, someone call Amy Adams.) For more, check out Pennsylvania's Samantha Steele.

Bonus link:
3D-modelled "Architects" ring by Austria's Eva Tucek.

Also admiring:
CAD-designed necklace by Pennsylvania's Erin O'Boyle
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