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May 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

I have seen the light. Turns out, it was a ring! This concept by Colorado artist Steuart Bremner is one of my favourite takes on the temporary ring. Of course, you could always go for tanlines to make them last a little longer.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Our Friday runneth over with cups!

Above: "Decadence" wearable punch cup by England's Maria Hanson.


Cocktail ring, literally, by Sweden's Frida Jeppsson.


"Coppurings" by Ukranian jeweller Maria Volokhova.


"Tea Party" by Australia's Anita Dineen.


Finally, a little role reversal: rings worn by cups! Made by Japan's La Poterie and available here at handmade wares shop Oyatsu (which means "snack").

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Paris and Milan may be famous for fashion but no city is as well-accessorized as Melbourne. "City Ring" is one of two installation series by Australian artist Caz Guiney, who, in 2003, embedded fourteen of her handmade rings into her urban environment.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Louis Mueller has a golden rule(r)...

... to make amusing rings. Visit the Rhode Island jeweller's site for more.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In her "Ring for Each Finger" series, Thai artist Atinuj Tantivit gives the traditional fourth finger a rest and honours "each [other] finger with its own representative ring." I'm guessing the button represents the pointer and the index cards represent "thumbing" through. But wait... those are thumb tacks, aren't they? While I mull this over, visit her site, La Chiocciolina.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Cones: from cradling delicious ice cream to making gorgeous rings, is there anything they can't do? This "funnels" ring is by Swedish metalsmith Petra Schou, who tries to "relieve the solidity and rigidity of metal by adding a sense of air and movability."

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Friday, May 21, 2010



Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: Because dodecahedrons are awesome.

That's no punchline, but that's also no lie.

Awesomeness brought to you by Ohio artist Geoff Riggle.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010


Erase the word "erasing" from your vocabulary. Henceforth, it can only be known as "erasering." Createrated by Balance Wu and Chin Yang of Taiwan's AHead Creative.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In her "Basket Silhouette" series, Jolene Carley McClelland "manipulated very familiar forms in the commercial jewellery industry to become something new and interesting again.... By flipping the basket onto itself, [she has] created not only a sculptural response, but a metaphorical vacancy where the precious stones and materials should be." The Canadian jeweller currently works in Chicago.

Above: a pair of her "metalgem" rings.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ceci n'est pas une pipe, of course, but it might make a "peep."


The "Wysle" ring is — sound it out — a whistle ring. Find lots more of interest at Fdotlove, online home of California designer Frank Love.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

The name says it all: "Beautiful Decay" in fine silver and enamel by Australia's Hannah Ren.

Just as corroded and just as pretty are these "Into the Fire" rings by Bonfire Folk (Kim Victoria Wearne), also from Australia.


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Friday, May 14, 2010





I'm in heaven — and manning the pearl, formica, resin, acrylic, tagua and aluminum gates is French jeweller Eric de Gésincourt.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wanderlust + metallust = Fiona Mitcham. The UK jeweller's rings not only are etched with topographical maps, but also cleverly echo the arc of a sextant!


Now, if you're so directionally challenged that you can barely tell your right from your left (let alone east from west), these rings by Sweden's Caroline Lindholm should help you out.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Three years ago, I started adding those "even more jewellery" links after each post because I wanted a place for jewellers who don't necessarily have rings as a focus. Since then, I've had many an "argh!" moment when I've re-visisted a site and found it updated with — what else? — fabulous rings. Well, it's happened again... but this time, because I am weak, I'm going to break my "no repeats" rule. New on South African designer Theresa Burger's site are these amazing rings that look like quartz but are actually resin!

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

If I upset any clean freaks yesterday (don't get me wrong — I'm a "freak" myself), maybe these rings will atone for that. After all....

... they're made entirely of soap! By California designer Nancy Wu, these are the "small" incarnation of her "Momentary Reasons" series; just wait 'til you see the "large."

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Do you hear that rustling? That's the collective sound of neatniks squirming in their seats. These chaotic gold wire rings are by Japanese jeweller Eriko Unno.


Relax — she does clean, too. If you visit her site, don't miss her cassette-tape jewellery!

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Ending the week with a small round-up of modern silver rings.
Up first: sculptural wire by London-based German jeweller Ute Decker.


Sterling disc by Oklahoma's Mike and Mary.


Fence-like bands by South Africa's Jolene Kritzinger.


Loopy teardrops by UK jeweller Beth Essex.


Rough and striated ring by Belgium's Claire Dries.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

A triangle trifecta for you today, starting with this braided "arrows" ring by Liam of York (as in New York).


One for the purists by Swedish clothing brand Odeur, made exclusively for UK shop Oki-Ni.


Sterling "Trigon" rings by Australia's Kornerd.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I love plique-à-jour enamel, but not this — because the "Flow" ring is actually inset with resin, not enamel! Cut into panes for that stained-glass effect, resin has never looked prettier. For more modern silver pieces, see South Africa's Emma Anne by Emma Stricker. (If the site doesn't load, try her blog.)

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The word "silhouette" comes from Étienne de Silhouette, 18th century Controller-General of Finances under French king Louis XV. Depending on what you read, either he was known for his hobby of making silhouette portraits or people named the cheap form of portraiture after the famously cheap man (or maybe it was both). Well, he'd better tighten his purse strings even more because giving old Étienne a run for his money is Colombia's Juana Rodriguez, who makes a serious case for naming the silhouette after her.

Above, a version of her stacking rings with a hit of colour.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

In Bettina Götsch's "Familie" series, each ring corresponds to a family member. I can definitely make out a father, mother, kids, and... do they have the expression "black sheep" in German as well? More from the Berlin jeweller below:

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