The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
These carved-out domes by Brazil's Brain for Rent (Renata Cesar Pereira) are actually 3D-printed in biodegradable material, which is great, except for the part about rings decomposing, which is sad.
Scotland-based Adrienn Pesti may have made "Koosh ball chic" a thing with her creations in Silk Clay. Be sure to see the whole colourful collection!
Ring-Free Thursday: Nevada's Millicent Dollhouse (Cadence Alexia).
Get in line with Japan's Litt Jewelry.
Rings, 3D-printed and manipulated, by Switzerland's Digimorphé (Consuelo Keller).
Above, just a few more glass rings by Iorinko, also of Japan.
I'll let Italy's Ylenia Deriu take us into the weekend with these words, describing her "Profile" series:
Time freezes. The memory of the past is embedded in an everlasting sprout of brass gems. The buzz of the city sleeps under a shining veil. Metal is everywhere, metal assaults the matter. Metal infests my hills and invades my cities, metal absorbs the places where I live.
Ring-Free Thursday: Céline Charuau of France.
Just when I think these colours couldn't be more brilliant...
...they literally glow. I love these big cubic zirconia set in glass (some UV-reactive) by Michigan's White Chocolate Glass (Kristin Renee DeWulf).
Clear glass reveries with touches of gold by the aptly-named DayDream of Japan.
Dried but not dry: glass, fruit and florals by Japan's T.W.
With flowers and corals as her inspiration, Hungary's Eszter Valdhauser turns clay into these ceramic beauties.
Ring-Free Thursday: New York's Cat Merrick.
Currently admiring: these Narcissus rings by Italian architect Francesca Mo. Check out her site for more interesting pieces combining clear resin and bronze (this particular series, of course, doesn't use resin but mirrors).
Recycled plastic bottle rings by Italy's Laura Stefani.
Ceramic and silver rings by Mexico-based Chou Jewelry.
Silver + coloured elastic = my new favourite thing. Belgium's Lou Sautreau makes me want to accent my entire life with rubber bands.
Ring-Free Thursday: Italy's Francesca Verardo.
Summer, in ring form, by Japan's Mituri (Rie Miura).
Cool though her rings may be...
...I think it's her flexible resin pieces that really stand out. See them all by visiting Brazil's Mariah Rovery.
Though her main focus is adorable ceramic planters, Australia's Gail CC Ceramics also makes the occasional just-as-adorable ring.
Organic, porous, gorgeous rings by New York-based Australian jeweller Luke Maninov Hammond.
Ring-Free Thursday: Bali-based Californian designer House of Malakai.
The more minimalism I see, the more minimalism I want. Is that how this is supposed to work? Rings above by London-based Greek jeweller Virginia Tzioti.
I've actually seen enough barnacle rings to be able to say that these are the nicest barnacle rings I've seen, and not have that be faint praise! For more organic metalwork, visit Maryland's Maria Louise High (aka Little Blue Studio).
Bubbly glass "twist" rings by Japan's Guridrops.
So much power in so few details: the late Italian sculptor Bruno Martinazzi was a master at reducing the human form to minimalist slabs.
Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Hibiki.
Is this a ring?
Or is it an ear-ring (not to be confused with "earring")?
The artist calls it a "Phrenology Crown," so I guess it's neither. But the two pieces directly above are rings, and you can check them out (and more) by visiting Tennessee metalsmith Darcie Beeman-Black.
The subtle blend of different textures, tones, finishes and shapes in these matchy (but not matchy-matchy) wedding rings is just about perfect. For more, see Japan's Uchimari.
Complete and utter clarity in handcut synthetic quartz from Thailand's Vinit Koo (they look even better in the videos).
Happy Canada Day! Please note that the blog will be on a break this week but will return on Monday the 8th. Thank you!