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Friday, December 21, 2018

It's my last post of 2018! Stay warm out there, enjoy the holidays, and — when you have a moment or two — revel in the merry makings of Thailand's Napakas (Tipnapa Thongpradit), whose wax carvings are almost as great as the actual finished products. More from her below:

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: I usually post without comment on Thursdays but I just have to point out that this is a clone stamp bracelet. Clone. Stamp. There are actually rings, as well (necklaces, too), which you can check out by visiting the Netherlands' Vera Smits.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Move over, Mariah, 'cause there's a new glitter queen in town! Arizona-based Claire Webb absolutely commits to Sparkle Motion with these rings that outshine even the holidays themselves.

Bonus link:
Glittery ring by Australia's Resinbel.

Also admiring:
Glitter resin earrings by Australia's Lunar DeeSigns.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Snowy agate, reindeer signets and a twinkling star or two: it's beginning to feel a lot like 12/25 over at the UK's No. 13.

Bonus link:
More dendritic agate from the UK's Sorrel Bay.

Also admiring:
"Wintery" agate necklace by Massachusetts' Fairbank & Perry.

Monday, December 17, 2018

If you need a little respite from red and green, check out Romania's Ferencz Borbala and her plastic creations.

Bonus link:
White resin ring by Australia's Hodak + Young (Zvoni Hodak & Phil Young).

Also admiring:
Colourful titanium pendants by Russia's I-O-U (Alexandra Grishina & Tatiana Bortnik).

Friday, December 14, 2018

3D-printed rings for cocktail party use...

...or for Italian night at home.

For these cocktail rings, cheese grater rings, and a huge gallery of more interesting jewellery and product design, visit Qatar's Architects Independent.

Bonus link:
Swiss (not Parmesan) cheese ring by South Korea's Cherokee.

Also admiring:
Cheese necklace by the Netherlands' By Mar Concepts.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Tammy Lacy.

>Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Speaking, as we were yesterday, of labyrinths, behold above "Theseus and the Minotaur."

It's one of several Greek mythology-themed rings by Toronto's Arsaeus Designs. Also pictured above: The Muses, Artemis, Karkinos and Pasiphae.

Bonus link:
"Helen of Troy" ring by Greek jeweller Ilias Lalalounis.

Also admiring:
"Icarus" earrings by New York's Madyha Farooqui.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

"Laberinto" is a series of maze jewellery designed to let us "engage the imagination" and do something "just for enjoyment" in the midst of our hectic lives. For more, take a break from work and visit Argentina's Roxana Casale.

Bonus link:
Labyrinthian "Meander" ring by Germany's Polina Sapouna-Ellis.

Also admiring:
Labyrinth pendants by Louisiana's Mimosa Handcrafted (Madeline & Dawson Ellis).

Monday, December 10, 2018

I like how the word emoji coincidentally (and aptly) sounds like "emotion," even though it's actually Japanese for "picture word" (e + moji). But maybe these are closer to the more old-school emoticons. In any case, for emotive rings and other pieces that blend fun and refinement, check out Japan's KOMI.

Bonus link:
"Expressionless Emoji" ring from South Korea's Atti Jewelry.

Also admiring:
Necklaces from the UK's Penelopetom.

Friday, December 7, 2018

There's something so satisfying to me about the sliding pins in these kinetic rings. Check out Michigan's Dana C. Fear and be sure to visit her Instagram to see all her pieces as they should be seen: in motion!

Bonus link:
Ring with kinetic pins by Louisiana's Jose Sierra.

Also admiring:
Kinetic brooch by Spain's Stéphanie Barbié.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Rosa Pietsch.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

From the cutest octopodes you've ever seen to puffy-cheeked squirrels to birds — lots and lots of birds — Japan's Eclat Glass is where it's at when it comes to adorable animals.

Bonus link:
Glass bird rings by Sweden's Katarina Thorstensson.

Also admiring:
Glass bird pendant by New Zealand's Bobbie Pene.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Marmarometry (Xenia Nefelly Vlachou) is where "Greek marble meets geometry."

Bonus link:
Marbled howlite rings by BC's Marlo Coulson.

Also admiring:
Marbled howlite necklace from Australia's Pastiche.

Monday, December 3, 2018

If you need a reminder that holiday baking time is coming up, just slip one of these salted dough rings around your finger (there's even a recipe if you want to make one yourself).

All rings above, including pieces made from a toothpaste tube, a cucumber, and plastic straws, from the ring-a-day project by Australia's Little Mushroom Studio (Christina Piva).

Bonus link:
Christmas cookies ring by Washington state's Jillicious.

Also admiring:
Scented gingerbread man necklace by California's Decadent Minis (Trina Moreau).
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