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August 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010



A plethora of piquing pairings from Korean artist Minhee Seo. Visit her site to see the full "Love Story" series, in which she creates complementary wedding rings that become one shape when they "hold hands."

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Dandelions are a great symbol for the end of summer — a burst of warm, bright yellow which then fades and blows away into the autumn wind. Nope, the truth in this ring cannot be denied: September is right around the corner. Ring by Ireland's Sabrina Meyns.


Above, another ring vaguely reminiscent of dandelion seeds, from Sweden's Åsa Halldin.

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Friday, August 27, 2010



In Japanese, "Ara!" means, loosely, "Oh my!" And that's exactly what I was thinking as I perused the portfolio of Taiwanese jeweller Ara Kuo, who offers a little something surprising in every piece.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gilded.

I covet these strong, simple, porcelain double-rings by Brooklyn's Alma Handmade (Andrea Miranda Salas).

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A green gem for a greener planet: "Bubbly Emerald" ring in silver and recycled champagne bottle by Rhode Island's Alice Jee Chung.


As for the non-glass portion of a champagne bottle, Argentina's Francine Oeyen has this cork piece with a cute house detail in silver. See more of her jewellery at her latest project, Be My Walking Gallery.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

In case yesterday wasn't enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, Germany's Tanja Hartmann has some delightful meringue rings in a whole feast of flavours (and licorice rings, too — she does, after all, live next door to the Dutch).

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Monday, August 23, 2010

These sweet rings came out in 2004 — but sugar doesn't go bad (especially not in ring form) so they're A-OK by me. Sugar wedding rings by German artist Pia Pasalk of Content and Container.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Sometimes, when nature speaks, it shouts — and my fingers are all ears. Rings above from the "Nature Speaks" collection by Portland, Oregon's Andy Lifschutz.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

In that little overlap in the Venn diagram of thread-knitters and metal-knitters sits Norway's Helene Josefsen, with these gorgeous little objects. (The second photo above is actually of a brooch, but I included it for a clearer picture of the contrast between the two materials.)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Do rubber feathers come from rubber chickens? No, they come from Ian Henderson. The Boston artist wraps ribbons of rubber over an aluminum frame to create these light, plumed pieces.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I love it when jewellers give an organic quality to ceramic, and I have a double dose of that today. First: some small porcelain pods by Maria Hees, a Dutch designer who makes bags as well as jewellery.


More porcelain pods in pastel by England's MaaP Studio (Polish- born Monika Skrzypkowska).

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Monday, August 16, 2010


So much of Hollywood these days is plastic, I wonder how far we are from celebrities just going whole-hog and setting their entire faces in resin. I mean, everything looks great when preserved in a clear encasing! Encasing in point: these rings by British designer Peter Spilsbury, who works with natural specimens like plants and feathers. Be sure to check out his blog to see some great comic-art jewellery in resin, as well.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Taiwan's Anny Ching Chin Hsieh takes us from ugly ducklings...

... to adorable bunnies ...

... to clean, modern metal (like this "autumn leaves" ring).

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

In the immortal words of philosopher Olivia Newton-John, let's get physical. Stephanie Robinson's kinetic rings are inspired by "simple mechanisms such as hinges and pistons" and aim for "a linear design in motion." To quote the New Hampshire-based jeweller even further:

"This series concentrates on the wearer creating movement in the pieces. The wearer's ring finger fits in the silver ring, and the little finger fits the gold ring. When the little finger moves up and down, a playful and surprising movement is created!"

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

In the brutal heat, these "frozen" glass rings are a soothing, cooling sight for the eyes — as are the white enamel bands. Rings by Japan's Atmosphere (formerly known as Brutal Works).


Here's a case of a ring that was too cold. Dissatisfied with the coldness of her sculptural metal ring, Belgium's Shana Teugels dipped it in latex then sprayed it in white paint. You can view the piece on her blog; her own site is currently under construction.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Self portrait" ring by Jaclyn E. Podlaski, a Connecticut artist who may or not be made of enamelled silver.


Here's another long ring: "Chimney" by Polish-born artist Klara Pokrzywko, who now splits her time between Montreal and Los Angeles.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

All those people who misspell "angle" as "angel" must have Susan Ewing on their minds, because her angled "Arquitectonica" rings are pure heaven. (That made more sense in my head.)

She even has sharp points in her "Ring for Making Bubbles." The Ohio metalsmith has many interesting pieces, so don't let my cheesy write-up deter you from a visit!

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Time yet again for Random Pluckings from my Bookmarks, otherwise known as "here are a bunch of rings I like but which I haven't had time to write anything about, excuse the preposition at the end."

Above: perspex ring by Germany's Francesca Stadelmayr.


"Starlight Baby" resin rings by Canadian artist Hikaru Kiyonaga.


"Eye of Horse" by UK designer Clovis Wilson-Copp.


Familiar objects reimagined by Germany's Silke Rehermann.


"Gold Ring" money stamp by UK artist Nicholas O'Donnell-Hoare.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

We're a little gridlocked today.
Ring from the "grid" collection by California's Rebecca Deans.


"Collated" ring by Scotland's Lisa J. Murphy.


Another grid from another Scottish jeweller: Sarah Spalding.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010


The perfect accompaniment for yesterday's collar and tie: this awesome "Funny Face" is brought to us by Yvonne Hung of San Francisco's The Harbinger Co. She has other styles of spectacles available but only this one comes with the nose and dapper mustache.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I've heard of "ring around the collar" but this is a little different. This formal finger attire in copper, brass and cotton is an ode to "people who see what they want and go get it." By Alberta artist Jennifer Akkermans.


Meanwhile, in the other half of Canada, Toronto's Tweek (Cassandra Ellen) reclaims men's ties and turns them into big, bold rings.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

A little minimalism for your Monday, courtesy of Korean artist Soo Yeon Kim. Her "Pain" series is made from silver, brass and acrylic color.


Another simple design, with a little twist — literally. By Japan's Cherry Brown (Keiko Ishikawa).

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