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January 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011


There's more where these came from. 92 more, in fact. I can barely stop myself from posting the entirety of "100 Rings of Solitude" by Inari Kiuru, a Finnish jeweller currently studying in Australia. I couldn't even wait for her website to stop being "under construction"; you can find the 100 rings on her blog for now.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

I love how these pieces juxtapose clean, brushed silver with an element of surprise, be it an accent of colour or a burst of crystals. Rings by Stockholm-based Romanian jeweller Kuki Constantinescu.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tea, deconstructed. London's Annie Banian turns tea sets into jewellery, fusing porcelain fragments with gold and silver. Inspired by traditional English culture, her work plays on "the decadent experience of afternoon tea with a modern twist... embracing the most English of ladies by paying a parodic homage to them." Pictured above are her handle and back-stamp rings.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nobody likes a manipulative person — unless that person is Greek jeweller Niki Stylianou and what she's manipulating is rubber and paper.

Above, what looks like a stack of thin gold bands is actually paint and gold leaf on paper and wire.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Something about these rings immediately brought to mind images of highways and ramps in mid-construction. So, I wasn't surprised to see that they were from the "Urbanity" collection by French jeweller Blandine Luce. I fully endorse putting my tax dollars toward these.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Don't be shy. Face the camera.

That's more like it!

Fun, chunky "Drink me!" and "Eat me!" rings by Germany's Antje Stolz.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

If you like to cook, you must visit this artist. If you don't like to cook, you must order yourself a pizza, and then you must visit this artist. Nova Scotia's Berkeley Brown (currently in Scotland) combines the culinary and jewellery worlds in her charming collection.

Above, one of her rings featuring strips of food writing. Swoon.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011


New Zealand's Nga Waiata pairs wood and stone from NZ and Australia, creating chunky pieces that are — I'm just going to have to go with the obvious line here — naturally beautiful.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Just a pinch of silver.

UK artist Lucie Gledhill is interested in things. Coincidentally, I am also interested in things. What kind of things? Fingerthings.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Boo! (Like a scary boo, I mean, not a thumbs-down boo. Just so we're clear. Carry on.)

Like their name suggests, the UK's EVOL HEIST has just got an UPPER CASE kind of style. If you need to STAND UP AND SHOUT, this is the jewellery you wear.

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Monday, January 17, 2011


According to the Silversun Pickups song "Rusted Wheel," you can't hold a star in your hand. According to this rusted ring, however, you can hold a stalagmite. Ashley Winnington-Ball created this stalagmite ring by layering drips of resin onto a found piece of rusted metal.

Above, more rings from the Toronto artist, who likes to work with materials that "most would call waste."

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Friday, January 14, 2011





An exploration of colour and texture by Michigan artist Tiffany Massey.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Woolly weather calls for woolly rings, like these sculptural felted Merino rings by Strong Felt (North Carolina's Lisa Klakulak).

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

One of my favourite things is illustrated porcelain, so I recently treated myself to a modern porcelain sake set with gold silhouettes by Japanese designer Shin Matsunaga (just to look at, not to use). Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the set — but I do have a picture of these charming, illustrated porcelain rings by Australian artist Abby Seymour, one half of design duo Goldenink (the other half is Katherine Wheeler, whom I mentioned last July).

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


No fitter day than 1/11/11 for my first post of the year. (Nevermind 1/1/11 — five ones are better than four!) Happy 2011 to you all :)

I spent my holiday in Mexico and it's been very tough getting back into the swing of things here. Since my head is still south of the borders (plural), let's kick things off with Texas jeweller Ale Bremer and her "Mexican Finds" collection, featuring embedded bottlecaps, found embroidery and loteria cards.

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