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September 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Got ingots?

For lots of modern styles, including jewellery from other designers, visit Germany's MOQUII (Miriam Gradl & Stefan Behnke).


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A simpler gold bar ring by Chicago's Marigold Mary (Danielle Stotts).



Also admiring:

Gold bar earrings by L.A.'s Yunji Bijoux (Yunji Kim).

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Japan's Yumiko Yoneda brings a sense of calm and order to rings made of beads and resin.


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Another sort of beaded circle ring by California's E + E Project.



Also admiring:

Beaded circle bracelets from Altiplano, made in a fair trade workshop in Guatemala.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

I've always referred to all mixed metal rings as simply "twotone" but some of them use a specific technique known as "married metals" — like these, by Arizona's J. Adrianne Dienno.


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Married metals ring by Australia's Melanie Ihnen.



Also admiring:

Married metals necklace by Rhode Island's Heather Majkut.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Which colour's your favourite? For me, it's neck and neck. And neck and neck (sorry). Plastic bottleneck rings by Germany's Alexa-Maria Klahr.


Breathing down those necks is this ring by New York-area artist Aurelio Castaño.


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Ring, molded from a seaglass bottleneck, by Rhode Island's Suegray Jewelry.


Also admiring:

Seaglass bottleneck pendant by Ontario's Souris by the Sea.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ontario's Wrapture (Dianne Karg Baron) brings us a bonsai bonanza.


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Tree ring by French jeweller M.A. Stone (Marie-Astrid Galbert).



Also admiring:

Bonsai pendant by Spain's Lasa Joyas (Laura Santamera).

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

It's September 23rd, which means spring! Just not in this hemisphere. To celebrate, here are some pretty porcelain petals by Belgium's Atelier Nausika.


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More porcelain from the UK's Vanilla Kiln.




Also admiring:

Porcelain pendants by the UK's Reiko Kaneko.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

South-African born, Denmark-based Helen Clara Hemsley is a woman with a healthy sense of humour. If the jewellery doesn't convince you, the jewellery names will. Go check out her embroidered works!


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Italy's Valentina Caprini doesn't use thread itself, but the texture thereof.



Also admiring:

Japanese designer Etsushi has tons more quirky embroidered work.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Some older but interesting pieces from Northern Irish jewellery maker and educator Seliena Coyle — visit her site for more recent work!


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Horizontal bar ring by California's Julia Szendrei.



Also admiring:

Simple "bullet stud" earrings by Australia's Liminal Jewellery (Nicola Markus).

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Considering the intent here was "to provoke a sense [of] peace and harmony," I feel almost rude saying that I'm jumping-up-and-down excited over these rings by China's Jinmi Li.


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3D-printed concentric circles ring by French designer Edrice Waliyar.



Also admiring:

Semicircle earrings by Japan's Kinariya (Junichiro & Risa Suda).

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Gemstones in unexpected cuts by German jeweller Annette Ehinger.


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Uncut tanzanite ring from Oregon's by Angeline.



Also admiring:

Asymmetrical gemstone earrings by Indiana's Megan Martin.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Rhode Island-based Chinese designer Yiling Chen explores wearable tech — among many other things. To read more, you know where to go.


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New York's Ringly is wearable tech that sends phone notifications to your ring.


Also admiring:

Heartbeat bracelet by Arizona's Brilliant Biometrics.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Japan's Douze contrasts materials that occur in nature (fur, wood, leather), with shapes that don't.


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More circles from Irish jeweller Emma Jane Champley.



Also admiring:

Necklace in deer leather and fox fur by Indiana's Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

I like how these stones are set... "inside out," I was going to say, but I guess it's more "outside-in."

For lots of pebbly pieces, visit Norway's Millie Behrens.


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Pebble ring by Toronto's AVLstudio (Annette VanLeeuwen).



Also admiring:

Pebble pendant by Nour Bennani, who's in Paris on — get this — rue de la Petite Pierre!

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Friday, September 11, 2015

These flashy, lash-y rings only hint at what Sonja Iglič has to offer you with her "Jaws of Glory" collection. And glorious, it is.

Just another taste of the Serbian artist's work. Go check out her site now!


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Cast mouse jaw ring by Michigan's Jessica Tenbusch.



Also admiring:

Shark jaw necklace by C. Relic (Texas jeweller Jessica Heinfeld).

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

"Porcelain" is often synonymous with "fragile" and "delicate," so I love these rings by Hungary's Mastro Design (Márton Strohner), who gives his rings some undeniable heft.


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"Ram My Knuckles" porcelain knuckleduster by Indiana's Luur Design (Christopher Stuart).



Also admiring:

Chunky porcelain bead necklaces by California's Karen Thuesen Massaro.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Famous faces, finger-sized! Above: Vladimir Putin ring by Russia's Putinversteher and "Sleeping Muse" ring by Vancouver's Casa Malaspina (Karyna Schultz), based on the sculpture by Constantin Brâncuşi (who based the face on one Baroness Renée Irana Franchon).


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Medusa ring by Missouri's Adam Foster.



Also admiring:

Facial jewellery by Taiwanese designer Peter Hsieh.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The plant and animal kingdoms get enough love in the jewellery world — what's a unicellular eukaryote got to do for some attention? At least there's Georgia's Josh Bass, who pays homage to protozoa with his "Radiolarians" rings.


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Paramecium ring ("complete with cilia, vacuole") by Utah's Heidi Kingman.



Also admiring:

Gold amoeba pendant by DC-based Woodrow Jewelry (Allison Haywood).

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Monday, September 7, 2015

You'll have to view the other pieces for a better look, but I like how UK jeweller Emma Habbeshon sprinkles granules in unexpected places, adding organic touches to otherwise starkly geometric forms.


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Little organic granule ring by Ohio's Tiny Erica (Erica Sperrazzo).



Also admiring:

Gold bangle with granules by French jeweller BDM Studio.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Not your typical nose rings: the UK's "Alchemical Jeweller" is inspired by science and scents, aromas and perfume. You can't smell her work but you can view it by visiting Sofie Boons.


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Ring with scentable ceramic disc by New York's Paige Novick, in collaboration with...



Also admiring:

...French perfumer Kilian Hennessy, whose scented leather bracelet is shown here.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Belgium's Sophie-Birgitt Debuf breathes some new life into geometric jewellery with these glamorous but streamlined rings.


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More geometric rings from Oregon's WROXdesign (Lisa Rossiter).




Also admiring:

A geometric necklace by Sweden's Sparv (Charlotta Brorsson).

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

With apologies to Michael Pollan: Use Colour. Not too much. Mostly lacquer. Rings by French jeweller Judith Benita.


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Lacquered Kenzo tiger ring available from UB Bijoux of France.




Also admiring:

Lacquered copper brooch by Finland's Minna Markkanen.





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