The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
Once you see the resin art jewellery of Florida's Marcela López, life changes for the better.
It's a Miscellaneous Monday, featuring Virginia-based Stefan Gougherty...
...South Korea's Hyemin Ahn...
...and the UK's Catherine Rua.
The great thing about jewellery is, one minute you're looking at diamonds, the next minute you're looking at an ancient deity riding a mecha-rhino. San Francisco's Yu Teng Yuann, purveyor of the latter aesthetic, experiments with "natural and geometric structures to develop unique aesthetic forms."
Estonia-based Greek jeweller Ismini Pachi "keep[s] childish characteristics in adult work" that is inspired by fairytales, illusions and childhood feelings of joy.
I sorta love it: gilded glass from Japan's Sorte. It works especially well with the earrings go have a look!
Arkansas-based Lydia Elsa Martin is a metalsmith whose work "is an exploration of material skill, surface, line, and movement."
Japan's Kaida Jewelry (Naoya Kaida) creates pieces that highlight not only architectural space but the empty space around it.
While there has always been a, uh, clear parallel between colourless glass and water, Japan's Shisui really leans into it with their goal of "conveying various forms of water." Visit their gallery for the rest of the collection.
Gorgeously textured pieces in gold plating and goose eggshell by Chinese jeweller Dixin Zheng.
Taiwanese metalsmith Li Yun Hsing focuses on "relevant women's issues under different time and spatial backgrounds" and "elaborate[s] the stereotypes on women in modern society through first-person perspectives." Visit her gallery for a full appreciation of just how that translates to an interesting body of work.
If I were to think of all the rings I've blogged and all the various substances they've been made of, and if I were to make a ring out of each of those substances and then photograph and label and catalogue them, I might end up with something like the "Archive of Possibilities" by German jeweller and scholar Maria Konschake. I've included a snapshot above but visit her site to read about the project and see all the rings, made of materials ranging from plaster to tape to coffee.
I think I get ASMR from translucent colours because I saw these and my brain started meltiinnnnnggggg. While I try to recover, please visit Thailand's Sapphirely Studio to see more.
The writer in me covets these parentheses rings (even if they were inspired more by writing code than writing text).
All punctuation above by New York's Unusual Gestures (SM Chong).