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September 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011



Let's wrap up the week (and month) with French artist Marthe Le Basque. The first ring above hints at her main focus: doll hands.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

This is a ring.

You just have to look at it the right way.

Make that, "look into it the right way." It's a kaleidoscope ring!

Both rings above by UK jeweller Robyn Lees-Pinson; you can read more about her on her other blog here.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Step right up to these wonderfully-crafted stair rings by Denmark's Sophie Bille Brahe.


Above, more stairs (or should I say st▲irs) from New Zealand's Eyes of Common.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Beds, bears and blonde pigtails — yes, you're looking at Goldilocks rings! Australia's Natalie McWilliam makes fantastic fairytale jewellery out of anodized aluminum; visit her site for more.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Lovely enamel rings, through and through — literally — by Germany's Birgit Pletzinger.

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Friday, September 23, 2011




Somebody stop me before I post his entire portfolio! Get ready to be awed by New Jersey-based Chinese artist Bifei Cao, whose metalwork is so amazing that I couldn't help but slip in a couple of non-ring photos, as well. Each thumbnail links to a collection of photos so be sure to click each one!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Wear Nature," commands Colorado's Mr. Lentz, and who am I to disobey? Multidisciplinary artist Evan Lentz embeds his wooden rings with preserved moss, so they're safe for black thumbs, too.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

From recycled skateboards...

... to concrete and metal, North Carolina's Haute off the Bench (Tara Locklear) turns urban materials into urban gems.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Maintaining a jewellery blog, you quickly learn that when a jeweller says his or her website is "coming soon," it's probably not. I currently have over 1,800 sites in my "coming soon" file (many sitting unchanged since 2007, when I started keeping track) and over 600 in the "was coming soon but now dead" file. So it's always a pleasant surprise shock when I check on one of these sites and it actually has been updated — like today, when I happily strike Germany's Kay Eppi Nölke from my "coming soon" list.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

These are so adorable I could just stab somebody. With a marshmallow, of course. For a whole lotta cute, visit the cutely-named Twinklebird (Dutch metalsmith Christine de Boer).

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Closing out the week with some nice white organic pieces from Thai artist Ananda Ungphakorn. Be sure to click "read the rest of this entry" on each project to view all images.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011


I think she's really, um, cut out for making jewellery, don't you? Awesome stainless steel rings by Strozz! (Strozzi Abecel P. Rosende) of the Philippines.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

While these rings may resemble meringues, marshmallows and creampuffs, they may cause even more weight gain than those desserts — because they're made of concrete! Check out the silver and concrete works of Geraldine Nishi, a Canadian in Italy.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Does this shape look familiar?

Maybe now?

Yes, they're hair curler rings! UK artist Pip Jolley honours the women of the 1940s with her "Joanne" collection.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Do some Mondays make you wish you could just crawl away from work and back into a cocoon? Italy's Natsuko Toyofuku can help out with this cocoon-like "holes" ring and other hole-y pieces.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Pink bears and green squirrels? What is this, Mars? Well, actually, yes. Resin "Dessin" rings by Japan's Mars.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

These rings bring a new meaning to the term "clasped hands." Proving that clasps aren't just for necklaces are New York's DLC Brooklyn (aka Dirty Librarian Chains, by Susan Domelsmith) with her ring of clasps taken from vintage jewellery (top) and London-based Israeli jeweller Ofra Shelef, whose silver clasp ring (bottom) is one of many clasp pieces in her collection.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

In math class, did you ever complain that you'd never need to know that stuff in the "real world"? Lucky for us, it looks like UK jeweller Rose Warner sensed those geometry lessons would come in handy and took excellent notes.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It's back-to-school time for many! I used to love shopping for new school supplies — but since I don't need to anymore, I'll satisfy my craving with this supply of stationery rings from Venezuela's Tatiana Tischenko.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

As Labour Day marks the end of ice cream season, here are some rings that look as though they're melting like a vanilla cone under the sun. Fine silver jewellery by Israel's Chen Fuchs.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

I had to be predictable and have "F" stand for Floral Friday because how could I pass up these seriously gorgeous hydrangea rings by Germany's Sofia Schaffstein? I'm coveting hard.

Have a more-than-satisfying Saturday and a sensational Sunday!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's Thread Thursday, thanks to UK textile designer Sarah Grew and her spool rings with fabric and thread!

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