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September 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

These sleek "ixbox" and "crystal sky" rings are made from plexiglas and alpaca (the metal, not the domesticated Peruvian camelid). But, as cool as they are, it's time to cue the Bachman–Turner Overdrive because you ain't seen n-n-nuthin' yet. Don't miss out on Czech artist Kateřina Reichová and her amazing futuristic pieces!

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Saxamaphone! (Two references to "The Simpsons" in as many days — I like to party like it's 1995.) If you're so musical that simply drumming your fingers isn't enough, check out English jeweller Ele Maudsley, who made these rings from saxophone keys.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

When I break out the spinning Homer, you know I'm excited, and I am about five Homers' worth crazy over the "Growth" series from Hong Kong's Bobo Tsang.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Looking for a positive sign? After taking a sign language course, UK artist Charlotte Yeo was inspired to make this "Extension of Gestures" ring with interchangeable hands. (If you're wondering what the sign is for "jewellery," just check out this post from last year!)

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Italy's Gabi Veit created these cast silver "mountain" rings, inspired by the hours she spent exploring the Dolomites.

Above, some of the jeweller's aluminum pieces.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Use enough U.S. dollars and you could make a "paper" ring as valuable as a diamond ring. But what if the currency were shredded? Kathy Buszkiewicz, professor of jewellery and metals at Ohio's Cleveland Institute of Art, explores such concepts of "worth" on her website, Value and Meaning. It's worth a visit.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Light and airy (and, dare I say, almost Pringles-y), these rings are made from recycled plastic — and the occasional touch of lace. For more, check out England's Katie Greaves.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Why is it E-K-G when it stands for electrocardiogram? Because we take the acronym from the German Elektrokardiogramm. With that fascinating bit of trivia out of the way, please enjoy these EKG rings by New York's Meghan Farrell. Her "Heart" collection also includes "flatline" rings for you morbid types.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Lookin' sharp!

I never met a silver-and-acrylic ring I didn't like but Rhode Island's Julian De La Garza also has the less common combination of acrylic/resin and brass.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

It's been a while since my last Random Pluckings, so let's start a round with this balloon ring by Dutch designer Erik Stehmann.


Capsule carrier ring by the UK's Rachael Brame.


"Stripe" rings by Brazil's Tissa Berwanger.


Looped twine from Australia's Luke-John Matthew Arnold.


Modern minimalism from UK metalsmith Louise Walker.


"Secrets" ring by another UK jeweller, Hayley Evans; the resin encases a note with a hidden message.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Speak now...

...or forever hold your peace? "Small Talk" speech bubble ring and "My Lips are Sealed" rings by UK jeweller Charlotte le Hardy.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

If Keats is correct and beauty is truth, Israel's Natalie Shabtai has made the truest rings I've seen in a while. I swear there's not a lie in the bunch.

Even more jewellery:

  • Shelley & Harry (South Africa) - modern classics
  • Amor (Edmonton) - clean & flat
  • Su (Japan) - gold & gems

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The next time your outfit needs a little punch, how about a ring that resembles a punching bag? Leather rings by Sweden's Jonek.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

These striking rings have the look of carved quartz but they're actually acrylic "Light Reflecting Rings" by Chaca Jacobsen, a Danish jeweller who works with a largely black-and-white palette.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Germany's Laura Rittlinger makes fantastic polyamide jewellery. I want them all. I poly-want them. Forget crackers, Polly wanna ring.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012



Brazil's Natália Dalbem manages to turn simple wire (and the occasional slab of amethyst) into a style distinctly her own.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

In her "Childhood Lost" series, Japan's Maho Takahashi turns traditional Japanese games and toys into rings. Pictured are ayatori (cat's cradle) and kendama; see more on her site (including lots of hair jewellery).

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Some more autumnal botanicals today, courtesy of UK jeweller Laura Bennett. Because I have great willpower, I was able to restrain myself to just six images from her gorgeous portfolio.

Fine, seven, whatever.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Nevermind September 22 — as soon as we wave goodbye to August, it's the unofficial start of fall (in the northern hemisphere, at least). Get in the mood with some woodsy botanicals, starting with these "prickle" rings by Ireland's Janice Louise Byrne.


Another prickly piece by Greek jeweller Sifis Stavroulakis.


Beech seed rings by Swiss jeweller Melanie Seiler Malmqvist.

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