The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
A wide range of inspiration, from Moscow architecture to Japanese fashion design, informs the cool, futuristic work of Russia's Roskosh. There's a lot to explore, so go check it out!
Ring-Free Thursday: London-based Spanish jeweller Marian Ripoll.
The unabashedly colourful glamour of New York's Taffin (James de Givenchy).
This cup may not runneth over literally, but it sure does figuratively (and exquisitely). Check out the "Elsewhere" ring by New York's Henry & Hodu.
I'm drawn to these abundant stacks of silver but most of this jeweller's work actually showcases bright, cheerful colours in enamel. To see those, visit Italy's Cristina Grabar.
From ephemeral smoke rings to rings that are deliberately "hard to wear," Georgia-based Mechasposada (Maria Mercedes Posada) serves up a variety of conceptual work that plays with your notion of what jewellery is.
Ring-Free Thursday: Russia's Irina Shturkina.
If you could put anxiety on a ring, these near-bursting balloons would be it for me. And yet, I like it. For more cool work, check out Clova Jewellery (the UK's Clova Rae-Smith)
Pieces that interlock...
...and interplay, by Japan's Shuji Suko.
Is this what they mean when they say a circle is made up of arcs? Rings above by Japan's Unik.
If there were an award for Most Ingenious Use of an Opal, wouldn't it be fitting that a ring named "A.I." would win it?
Check out the UK's Caiyang Yin for interesting pieces featuring untraditional materials, including mop fibers and Beats headphone wires.
Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Yonabeya.
If you've got a taste for the grotesque, you're in for a treat no trick. Since tomorrow is Ring-Free Thursday on the blog, I've got this year's Hallowe'en post one day early thanks to Ukranian artist Polina Verbytska of Weird Sculpture.
A pair of perfectly patinated tube rings.
To see all the above and more, visit Ring of Steall (the UK's Lynne Howat).
Nobody petals like Chinese jeweller Miao He.
Have you ever seen that tragic video of the racoon washing its food in water, only the food is cotton candy, so it dissolves into nothingness, along with the racoon's hopes and dreams? Well, no danger of these cotton candy rings disappearing on you, because they're made of felt.
And also circuitry and LEDs! To see these and a whole lot more interesting work, go visit Georgia-based Stina Jewelry (Stina Siqiong Wen).
Ring-Free Thursday: Arkansas-based Delawarean Danielle James.
I love glass tiles and I especially love that these ones are made from recycled windows. Rings above by Spain's (by way of Norway) B Glass.
It's hard to tell from the photo above but that palm ring isn't just stamped the little details are cut-outs.
For modern jewellery with a touch of quirk (like this necklace I couldn't resist posting), check out the UK's Lima Lima.
This "solitaire" ring really only scratches the surface...
...of a complex series focussing and expanding on chains. Go check out the cool work of UK-based Hungarian jeweller Veronika Fabian.
Statement Credit Card: whether it's this ring questioning the value of her education or the "February 30th" tag ring examining status, UK-based Wen Ju Tseng always gives you something to think about and look at, of course! Don't miss the rest of her interesting work.
Ring-Free Thursday: South Carolina's Katie Kameen.
I didn't think anything could draw my eyes away from a caged-skull knuckleduster that doubles as a pendant, but that is a seriously well-shaped pair of hands. For much more, including lots of organic enamel, see Russia's Semyon Starov.
Rings from the "Sensível" collection by Brazilian visual artist Fabiana Queiroga.
I'm back from holiday! If you're back here with me today, thank you! Let's get back into the swing of things with these woven wara (rice straw) rings from Japan's Hanasewara (Momoko Fujii), based on traditional wara art techniques.