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Monday, April 30, 2018

Rings by the Romanian team of Ioana Streza & Alex Burlacu, aka Contemporia.

Bonus link:
Glass cylinder ring by Khadija van Horn at Kenya's Re:wake Design.

Also admiring:
"Purple Pandemonium" cuff by Angel K. Jewelry of Greece.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Patinated pups and more from French jeweller Ambroise Degenève.

Bonus link:
Pug face ring by Japan's Brands.

Also admiring:
One of 50 breeds of dog pins by Seattle's Haleyanne (Haley Land & Leanne Clarke).

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's ON (Yuka Okamoto & Airi Niitsuma).

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The UK's Grace Du Prez prefers the hand-held route when it comes to 3D printing. Visit her gallery of 3D printing pen projects, including these rings.

Bonus link:
3D-printed floral ring by the Netherlands' Studio ePosh (Elleke van Gorsel).

Also admiring:
3D-pen-printed pendant by the UK's Becky Hanney.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Maybe we should switch from calling them ON/OFF to ON/NO. No? Whatever you think, check out Japan's Daquise for fun metalwork, including this switch series.

Bonus link:
Circuit board rings by Maryland's Circuit Breaker Labs (Amanda Preske).

Also admiring:
Electric plug pendant from New Jersey's Exo Jewel.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Shells and seaweed sourced from Scotland and Okinawa, encased in clear resin or pretty pinks and blues, by UK-based Ley Tea.

Bonus link:
Shell and seaweed-like ring by Japan's Beachy Treasures (Maiko Sugihara).

Also admiring:
"Seaweed" earrings by Washington, DC-based Denisa Piatti.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Let's call these bar-knuckles.

All rings above by Pennsylvania's Ally Schito.

Bonus link:
Barnacle ring by Rhode Island's Andrew Haviland.

Also admiring:
Barnacle hoop earrings by the UK's Charlotte Rowenna.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Germany's Kristina Schwab.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Believe it or not, some of those rings above are made of fabric.

To find out which, and to see what inspired this square ring (if you haven't already figured it out!), visit Turkey's Feyzal Baykut.

Bonus link:
Fabric ring by Portugal's Silvia Louro Santos.

Also admiring:
Textile necklaces by Sweden's Karin Gyllerfelt.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Clay, resin and lots of raw crystal — welcome to the world of the UK's Feaver and Dust.

Bonus link:
Crytal and copper ring by Utah's Erica Claflin.

Also admiring:
Raw topaz pendant by Louisiana's Leda Jewel Co.

Monday, April 16, 2018

SO. CUTE. Check out Japan's Merfleurage for namidama (a blend of the Japanese words for "tears" and "beads"), both in ring form and in forms like this:

Bonus link:
Glass candy drop rings by Japan's Heavenly Drops Studio.

Also admiring:
Teardrop earrings by Japan's Karaski.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Sometimes, "cool" is the only appropriate word. If you like clean lines, sharp edges and a fusion of geometric forms, don't miss out on Mexico's Iker Ortiz.

Bonus link:
"Cubist" ring by California's Vina Shih.

Also admiring:
Earrings by Utah's Anvil & Agate.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: California-based Wan Hee Cho.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

From hard white LEGO to natural flowers to a place somewhere in between, rings by Denmark-based Dani Mlynáriková of Yayo Design.

Bonus link:
LEGO ring by Hintlab of France.

Also admiring:
Floral pin by Japan's TNC Flower Accessory (Tomoko Nakagaki).

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

I love the art of kiriko (cut glass), most often used to create drinking vessels. But Japan's Heroomtage Bijoux has just put my kiriko covetousness into overdrive with these gorgeous glass rings! Check out their site for nice metalwork, too.

Bonus link:
Another glass kiriko ring by Japan's Seto Kiriko.

Also admiring:
Kiriko pendant by Japan's Tokoba (Kohei Kobayashi).

Monday, April 9, 2018

Possibly the ne plus ultra of tree rings, by Russia's Vlad Glynin. If you love glamour, be sure to check out his "Prosecco" ring, too.

Bonus link:
Woodland stump ring by BC's Urban Alchemy (Briana Mercier).

Also admiring:
Cherrywood pendant by Ohio's Meredith S. Tibjash.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Glass, stained: I love these rings with dreamy smudges of colour by Japan's Aya Uemura.

Bonus link:
Glass rings by Japan's Babi Glass (Masami Ikeda).

Also admiring:
Agate and glass earrings by Germany's Carolin Denter.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: New York's Benjamin Kellogg.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Are you sensing a pattern? New Zealand-based South African artist Paul Harris is making a ring a day in 2018, and these are some of the results.

Bonus link:
Asanoha pattern "Miki" ring by Australia's Amy Louise.

Also admiring:
"Moonlight" earrings by French jeweller Amy Gattas (Amira Gattas).

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Geometry, asymmetry, bezels and black — just some of the elements that make up the distinct look of Colorado's Tuggle Designs.

Bonus link:
Black diamond bar ring by Ontario's WJewellery (Wouter Van der molen).

Also admiring:
Diamond bar necklace by New York's MaGal Jewelry.

Monday, April 2, 2018

These rings are both an homage to kintsugi (the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with golden lacquer) and an exploration of "the taboos surrounding mental health." To read more, visit the UK's Eleanor Kerr-Patton.

Bonus link:
Kintsugi-inspired "Mistakes are Gold" ring by Egypt's Mona Bizzari.

Also admiring:
Kintsugi heart necklaces by New York's Ken Thibado
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