Blog > September 2023
This ornate ring piece from Belgium's Charlotte Vanhoubroeck was inspired by her "research on the royal wardrobe of the first queen of the Belgians, Louise-Marie d'Orléans." If you like jewellery with a regal flair, check out the rest of her gallery!
What a great example of elevating the everyday in a way that can be worn, well, every day (if only the elastic versions could last as long as silver and gold do). For more, including several interesting conceptual pieces, visit French artist Annie Sibert.
The weather is starting to turn chilly again, which means it's the perfect time for these cozy woolen rings by Japanese felt artist Keiko Mizoguchi.
Boro glass creations from the "Vessel" collection by Iran's Chaarhe (Helya Hatefi).
Belgium's Kim Mee Hye uses fine materials in "playful and surprising" shapes, "highlighting the melodic nature of unexpected pairings."
South Korea's Oh Ju Yeon explores the "controlled clarity" of ratios and minimalist geometry.
These "Beehive" rings are the result of transforming a plane into something with three-dimensionality "from plane to volume, from the simple to the complex, from the static to the dynamic"
For more, including the brooches above, see Argentina's Fruto
Speaking (as I was yesterday) of going back to my earlier days... I liked collecting super bouncy balls as a kid, so these rings by French jeweller Elsa Bénott would've been THE perfect transition pieces from bouncy ball-collecting to ring-collecting. Too bad I'm just a few years late.
Above, another bouncy ball ring (plus others featuring more "favourite childhood textures") by the UK's Isabella Bedlington.
These really take me back to my earlier days when I was particularly obsessed with this style of acrylic ring. The industrial feel, the layers of transparent colour, the geometric shapes everything I like is there in these rings by UK-based Dutch jeweller Ceciel van Oevelen.
Chile's Valeria Martínez Nahuel works in micromosaics and filigree as she "seek[s] to revalue the customs and traditions of the Mapuche people."
Forget flowers the thorns are where it's at with Germany's Pauline Schele.
A cluster of black hands (inspired by the old one-child policy) from China's Yuting Joy Du...
...a cluster of black glass bubbles from Ukraine's Katya Pryidan...
...and a cluster of black dragon scales from Israel's Own Studio (Efrat Weiss).
Whether it's candy wrappers or expanding foam, Indiana-based Grace Wallstead always brings something creative to the table. And then makes jewellery with it.