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Friday, August 31, 2018

The aurora borealis are best seen from April to August, so it's somewhat fitting that we end the month with this "Crystal Galaxies" resin ring, inspired by the northern lights. For more — particularly if you like cute pastel critters — check out the UK's Naia Conde.

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Northern Lights ring by Alaska's M. Martiniuk.

Also admiring:
Northern Lights necklace by Seppo Penttinen at Finland's Taigakoru.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Marissa Fernandes.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Silver and resin rings from "Fleurs et Bourgeons" (plus a bird ring for good measure) by Quebec's Dominique Audette.

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A simpler coiled ring from the UK's Black Kiku.

Also admiring:
More resin and silver from Australia's Wendy Lee Hearn.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

South Korea's Sungho Cho recycles plastics — including Starbucks cards — into wearable art. Check out all the fun creations!

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Recycled video tape ring by the UK's Ruth Hallows.

Also admiring:
Pendant version of California artist Charles Osawa's "Trash" sculptures.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Signet rings featuring sailor tattoo motifs from Japan's Dirfy.

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Sailor tattoo ring by Italy's Double U Frenk.

Also admiring:
Sailor earrings from the UK's Kitschatron.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Rings from "Melting" by Taiwan's Queen & Daddy (Weca Wang), a decadent collection for anyone who likes to be dripping in diamonds which are in turn dripping in chocolate.

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"Chocolate" ring by Brazil's Daniela Hamond.

Also admiring:
"Bitten Chocolate" necklace by Australia's Neverland Jewellery (Yu Ishito).

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Aimee Fairman.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

As it turns out, sometimes it is all rainbows and unicorns. Check out Colorado's Hilltree Glass.

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Mini rainbow ring by California's Andrea Fohrman.

Also admiring:
Unicorn necklace by California's Danielle Pedersen.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

When it's so hot outside you could just melt into the ground, Switzerland's Graziano "Kiko" Gianocca can sympathize.

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"Melting" ring by South Korea's Toothmark.

Also admiring:
Melted gold pendant by the UK's Gee Woods.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Macarons by the fistfull: a good life philosophy.

All rings above by Costa Rica's Rita Martínez.

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Pancake rings by Japan's Yum911.

Also admiring:
Polymer clay "Cheezle" necklace by New Zealand's Vicky Holloway.

Friday, August 17, 2018

UK-based Qiaoyu Chen is all about colour and light, as in these "Kaleidoscopic World" rings, where she explores "forms and colours that are in constant change and combination." Also shown are her "Light and Refraction" rings — check out her site for more.

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Kaleidoscope ring by the UK's Sybarite Jewellery (Margarita Prykhodko).

Also admiring:
Functioning kaleidoscope necklace by Roy's Kaleidoscopes (Israel's Roy Cohen).

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Kathryn Marchbank.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

In one of those little coincidences that happen so often, I had just finished a project for a gin distillery when I came across these "Juniper" rings. (I'm pretty sure I prefer juniper in its wearable form over its drinkable form.) For more porcelain berries, visit Italy's Silvia Guarnieri.

Bonus link:
Leaf wrap ring by New York's Juniper & June (Kelley Swain Sullivan).

Also admiring:
Juniper berry brooches by Estonia's Kaia Saarna.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

If driftwood made its journey through a sea of molten silver rather than water, it might look something like these ring by Latvia's Madara Keidža. Visit her site for lots of interesting contemporary work.

Bonus link:
Ring by Yalos, a Turkish/German duo of driftwood artists.

Also admiring:
Driftwood necklaces by Poland's Katarzyna Pastor, aka Oto Jewelry.

Monday, August 13, 2018

"My Little Persia" rug ring by Nobahar Design (Italy-based Iranian designer Sogand Nobahar). Also check out her perfumed flower rings inspired by another Iranian product, rosewater.

Bonus link:
Persian poem ring by the UK's Neda Naderpajouh.

Also admiring:
Persian rug pendant from the UK's Persis Collection.

Friday, August 10, 2018

This ring was made of flavoured sugar "gemstones" that were then dissolved, mixed with spirits, and turned into a drink. Yes — a literal cocktail ring.

From metal contact lenses to luxury bandages to this "scratch card" ring, above, there's tons to check out when you visit the UK's Ambrin (Ambrin Howell).

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From the "Candy Ring" collection by Japan's Amakuni

Also admiring:
Beer hops earrings by Oregon's Hopped Up (Kimberly Markley).

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Abbie Gaiger.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

What soothing whale sounds are to some people, these clean, minimal, perfectly tidy rings are to me. Check out the "Saturn" rings by the UK's Wilde Works (Kim Allwright).

Bonus link:
"Double Circle" ring by Vancouver's Roque.

Also admiring:
Steel bracelet, designed in 1977, by the Netherlands' Studio Ninaber (Bruno Ninaber).

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Rings by Spain's Bego Fuente — some of which, presented on those wooden planks, look almost like something out of a trendy restaurant!

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Another take on a sprouting ring by New York's Jake Martin.

Also admiring:
"Botany" earrings by the UK's Fou Jewellery (Cassandra Bassett).

Monday, August 6, 2018

The UK's Lauren-Ellen Designs (Lauren Ellen Braithwaite) applies some circular logic to her rings (as well as a couple of caddy spoons!).

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"Sieve" ring by Massachusetts' Acebo Jewelry (Baleigh Acebo).

Also admiring:
"Eclipse" hoop earrings from the UK's Kind Jewellery.

Friday, August 3, 2018

I once witnessed a near-accident involving molten metal — a moment that makes me shudder to this day, so it's with one eye closed that I admire these rings by the UK's Amy Leigh, who achieves this look by pouring molten pewter into water.

Bonus link:
Melted washer ring by Hur Jewelry (Wisconsin's Michelle Hur, now in Rhode Island).

Also admiring:
Melted silver pendant from Jewellery by Jody (Jody Craft).

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Usapi glass jewellery by Japan's Usako Dreamstone (Keiko Iwamatsu) in collaboration with Daisuke Takatomi.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

"Clash of Constellations" rings by Spain's Raquel Aliaga Alcon, designed for movement and interaction.

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Ursa Major Constellation ring by California's Logan Hollowell.

Also admiring:
Constellation pendant by Greek jeweller Aerides
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