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October 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Hallowe'en!

See that ring she's wearing? There's more where that came from.



When I say more, I mean pages upon pages upon pages more. Japan's Zaorick offers oodles of ghoulish treats for you to peruse. If you don't read Japanese, just click where you'd normally find the "next page" link at the bottom of any blog page. And keep clicking and clicking.

Even more jewellery:

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Friday, October 28, 2011

I love this gorgeous transformation of reclaimed building materials, like laminate and plywood, by New Zealand's Vanessa Arthur. She has a funny streak, too, as one of them (pictured above, bottom) is ironically named "lifetime guarantee."

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

London metalsmith Lucy Jenkins uses recycled materials like fuses, zippers and watch straps in these bird and book rings. But if you want to get at the, um, meat of her work, you'll have to check out her taxidermy jewellery.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


At first, this jeweller was going to be part of Monday's skull ring post. Then it was going to be part of Tuesday's diamond ring post. With such a wide selection of rings, it could be part of any post, so let me avoid putting it off any longer and dedicate today's post to Korea's mzuu. The rings above (including smoking skulls!) are from their "Rollips" collection.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scotland's Katie Lees has some great metalwork inspired by the "heavy industrial aesthetic of the shipbuilding history that has moulded the city of Glasgow."

Above, her structural rings with clusters of diamond-like outlines.


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Monday, October 24, 2011

With Hallowe'en just a week away, I've got skulls on (not to mention encasing) the brain. First up are these brass and silver rings from New York's Kaye Blegvad. Like little skull families!


And here's an entire skull clan, from Portugal's Catarina Silva


A skull with a flourish from Brazil's Fabi Malavazi.

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Friday, October 21, 2011


Australia's Claire McArdle is killing me with the greatness of her jewellery. I particularly love these "Wind Wheel" and "Metropolis" pieces that look like they were plucked from a rural landscape.

Above, her finger- and nail-tunnels. I am slain.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Awwwwwwwwwww yeeeeeeeeahhhh.

Australia's Mel Miller has re-awakened my long-ago obsession with bouncy balls, using the Funnest Toy on Earth as "stones" in her rings (some of which even glow in the dark). She also carves those balls into tubes for use as beads — visit her site to see!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I like the word "loop" because it resembles a needle looping thread. (Kind of like how "bed" looks like a bed. Is there a term for such words?)

All lovely loops above from German jeweller Martina Bocka.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Two incompatible rings (unless you like burning thread) from two compatible designers, Lena & Fredrik (Lena Åberg & Fredrik Lundberg). In addition to creating jewellery and objects, the duo teach classes in silversmithing — but you'll have to go to Sweden if you want to take part!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Turkey's Nayad Bal knows that two heads are better (and cuter) than one.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Beef, flour, egg whites — and gold-plated silver? That's the recipe for this "Beefin' Up" ring.

For all the times I've talked about rings that look good enough to eat, here are some rings made of food good enough to wear. The red rings above (bottom) feature double-sided tape and raspberry jelly! Also shown above (top) are "U-R-N" rings with Whitby jet dust, flour and dried blood. For more fantastic work, check out UK artist Rachael Colley.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Smiling silver from the SmilingSilverSmith.

Visit the California jeweller for fun rings with a touch of geekery.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bat your eyelashes by waving a finger with these eyelash rings from Finnish designer Maija Puoskari.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I love these silver and clay rings by French artist Claire Baloge but she has some really crappy pieces on her website. No, I mean really crappy — as in actual camel dung! Not to mention hair, organic copper and lots, lots more.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

There's yogurt unflavoured...

...and then there's yogurt with a bit of colour. I'm not talking in metaphors, I'm talking about yyogurt and yyogurt unflavored, the two sides of Chinese designer Anna Yingnan Yu (formerly Yu Yu Design).

Above, her "plug and socket" ring.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Daniel Dicaprio shows us his orifices. Pictured above are rings in wood, metal and ivory from the Virginia artist's "Orifice" series.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's weird to think there was a time when the Jaws theme didn't exist. How did people convey sharkiness pre-1975? Well, conveying sharkiness in 2011 is Georgia's Lexiebec (Alexis Rebeca Turner), with these silver shark jaw rings.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Going too long without a dose of acrylic makes me go all twitchy. Here to ease my nerves is Greek jeweller Angelica Komis, who's inspired by industrial structures and strives toward "accuracy, precision and neat lines."

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

For her "Luminous Windows" collection, Edinburgh-based Taiwanese artist Alice Bo-Wen Chang was inspired by the latticework and window casing in Chinese architecture (a subject area she's likely quite familiar with, having earned a graduate degree in architecture from Princeton). Don't miss her stunning "Bodyspace/bodyscape" collection!

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Holy cannoli, it's October! Suse Scholem gets us in the mood with this pumpkin stem ring, as well as two pieces with touches of season-appropriate orange (nevermind that she's based in Australia, where it's now springtime!).

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