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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Melting" rings by Japan's Kyutai Lover (also available in many other non-bloody colours).

Bonus link:
"Blood Crystal" ring by Japan's LoveRatory (in Japanese, sounds like "laboratory").

Also admiring:
Hallowe'en earrings by Japan's Koumeya.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Five in a Flash: The Black List
Above: oxidized "David" ring by Czech jeweller Vika Mayzel.

"Farah" ring by Neda Tahniat of France.

"Gaia" ring by Brazil's Ouroboros (Fernanda Grizzo).

Rings by California's Conni Mainne.

Black porcelain rings by Italy's Chabu Creations (Elisabetta Nevola).

Friday, October 27, 2017

Since some of you probably have a Hallowe'en party on the schedule for the weekend, I thought I'd help set the mood with these beautiful pastel resin rings... by Kiss Me Zombie (French jeweller Elena Roux).

Bonus link:
Zombie head ring by California's Paxton Mobley.

Also admiring:
Glass "zombie heart" pendant by California's Patrice Shepherd.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Glass Studio Chiffon.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The UK's Siddharth Sarna packs a bit of punch in every ring.

Bonus link:
"Edge spike" ring by California's Zoe Lev.

Also admiring:
Mixed chain/pavé/spike necklace by Hong Kong's Vennna.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Only one thing could take my eyes of these glass rings.

And that's these glass objects. Go see why Japan's Mai Yamamoto is one of my favourites!

Bonus link:
Glass drops ring by Japan's Kaste Koriste.

Also admiring:
Glass earrings by Japan's Moana.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Shapely rings by ○△□, which, I guess, in terms of names, is Japan's answer to the band △. The band is pronounced alt-J. The jeweller is MaruSankakuShikaku, i.e., CircleTriangleSquare.

Bonus link:
Ring by Karin Andréasson, made exclusively for Triangle.

Also admiring:
"The Katie" necklace by Ohio's Circle Circle Jewelry.

Friday, October 20, 2017

If I were a cartoon, my eyes would be spirals. Stop what you're doing (reading this blog, I guess) and go check out Kentucky-based Kat Quan Zhang!

Bonus link:
Raincloud ring by Colorado's Candice Vostrejs.

Also admiring:
Raindrop necklace by New York's Chorthip Lagnese.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Satoko Takemura.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Rhode Island jeweller Liz Clark's pieces are fully abloom, yet toned down by an achromatic palette.

Bonus link:
White flower band by the UK's Locca Enamel (Yukiko Wilson).

Also admiring:
Embroidered flower pins by Japan's acou28.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Vessel" and "Valve" rings by Oregon-based ceramicist Lynn Latta.

Bonus link:
Ceramic rings by Arizona's Line & Dot (Laura Jones Martinez).

Also admiring:
Porcelain necklace by Australia's Natalie Rosin.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Lovely leaves by Sweden's Katarina Henriksson.

Bonus link:
Leaf-print "fossil" ring by the UK's TorchFire Studio (Cara Moss).

Also admiring:
"Leaves" earrings by Dutch/Spanish designer Margarita de Bourbon de Parme.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Megumi & Nobuyuki Jin, aka Japan's bubun ("part" or "portion"), are "concern[ed] with the part, such as the detail of jewelry, jewelry on the body and the body in the universe." Their name "does not indicate one particular part, but represents every single part that spreads from microcosm to macrocosm and from past to future."

Bonus link:
Glass rings by Japan's Kenta Chujo.

Also admiring:
Cosmic glass pendants from Japan's Soleggiato Posto (Tatsuyoshi Matsueda).

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: South Africa's by Nanette (Nanette Veldsman).

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

She makes glass rings...

...but what really caught my eye were the glass slab necklaces. To see more, visit the UK's Katerina Blaskova.

Bonus link:
Stained glass ring by Estonia's Artkvarta.

Also admiring:
Glass "Jazz Nugget" necklace by Ontario's Alicia Niles.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Some rings to admire with your eyes from Something to Do With Your Hands (the UK's Claire Lockwood).

Bonus link:
Lace agate ring by California's Silver & Sea.

Also admiring:
Lace agate pendant by Quebec's Le Chien Noir (Carla Straessle).

Monday, October 9, 2017

Some cubes and tubes from Italian jeweller Daniela Coppolino.

Bonus link:
Cube ring by Turkey's Klaa Design.

Also admiring:
Tubular necklace by UK-based Taiwanese-Canadian Chifen Cheng.

Friday, October 6, 2017

The overuse (and misuse) of "unique" is one of my pet peeves, but the word really does apply to the work of Belgium's Marleen Henot, who experiments with structure.

Bonus link:
Not your typical diamond setting, by California-based Carole Zakkour.

Also admiring:
Zippered headpiece by UK- and Germany-based Ana Rajcevic.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Missouri's Two Rivers Forge & Studio (Daren & Lillian Fitzpatrick).

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Art- and architecture-inspired rings by the Netherlands' MCODE (Maaike van der Horn).

Bonus link:
"Russian Ornament" ring by Israel's Marlo (Marina Loiter).

Also admiring:
Cushion lattice necklace by Connecticut's Jewelry Designs.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Another shining example of why I like porcelain and gold together, this time from South Africa's Nina Bosch.

Bonus link:
White & gold ginkgo ring by Pennsylvania's Lara Ginzburg.

Also admiring:
Porcelain and gold "diamond" pendants by New York's Modern Mud (Naomi Singer).

Monday, October 2, 2017

Similar to last Monday's post, these rings look like they might be some kind of faux-granite like Corian... but they're actually wooden rings by Israel's Yael Keila Sagi.

Bonus link:
Driftwood ring by New Zealand's Issac Ibbotson.

Also admiring:
Wooden balls bracelet by Brazil's Vanda Jacintho
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