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January 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

I like the circus-tentiness of these 3D-printed "Tribù" rings — but the show is all about the big top itself, not what's underneath the tent. For more, see Italian designer Matteo Zorzenoni.


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3D-printed ring by the UK's Miss J Designs (Olga Jaszewska & Anthony Taylor).




Also admiring:

3D-printed pendants, inspired by embroidery, by Bulgaria's Shevitza (Gergana Stankova).

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday round 3: I'm swooning for these resin brooches by the UK's Chie Mannami.


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Japan's Siri Siri makes perfect perfect jewellery using glass, metal and frosted acrylic.


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More chunky facets from Austria's Alja Neuner.



Also admiring:

Faceted "Chunk" earrings by Winnipeg's Matti Martin.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

These rings speak the language of Cascadia: "Rainy Day Ring Pair" by Amanda Outcalt, an artist and metalsmith based in Virginia.


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Umbrella ring by California's Dabble Designs.



Also admiring:

Waterdrop necklace by Spain's Inma Perles.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

"Future Reflect" by Pennsylvania designer Amanda Matyas. Like what you see?


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Reflective "Orbit" ring by Japan's iLiLiP (Mayu Iwakami).



Also admiring:

Reflector brooch by Ireland's Jaki Coffey.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

My new favourite thing: Hong Kong-born Douglas Poon takes vintage Lucite and carves it in the style of antique glassware. (The bangles are especially gorgeous!)


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Antique glass ring from Illinois shop PenelliBelle.




Also admiring:

Jewellery made from antique photos by Arizona-based Amanda Scheutzow.

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Thursday, January 21, 2015


For the second installment of my new blog feature, Ring-Free Thursday, please check out "Yoga Pose" by Texas jeweller Younha Jung.


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I've written and re-written an intro to this brick knuckleduster several times but nothing's come out right. I just realized — and I know it seems like I set this up deliberately, but I didn't — it's as though I've hit... a brick wall. A writer's block, even. See more by visiting Massachusetts artist Peter Evonuk.


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"Patio" ring in silver and brick by Momo Miyazaki of Illinois.




Also admiring:

"Brick Wall" pin by Pennsylvania's Heather S. Nuber.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Some sweeping lines in metal and peacock feathers from New York-based Kate Dannenberg.


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Woven ring with long filaments by Australia's Jane Bowden




Also admiring:

Long-drop choker with feather-like porcelain pendant by New York's Titania Inglis.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Silver lines and loops by French jeweller Laura Essayie.


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A similar shape from Greek jeweller Thalia Maria Georgoulis.




Also admiring:

Loopy necklace by Czech jeweller Marie Silondi.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Five in a Flash: Brought to You By the Letter "S"
Above: "Sprouting" silver ring by South Korea's Youjin Koh.


Signet ring stamped "This is not a signet ring" by Germany's Laszlo Lepeda.


Sapphires in silver by Australia's Nina Baker.


Soundwave "I Do" wedding ring by California's Metal Wendler (Josh Wendler).


A spray of sprigs by the UK's Karen Elizabeth Donovan.

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Thursday, January 14, 2015

Welcome to a new blog feature: Ring-Free Thursday! Over the years, I've passed over so much jewellery I love simply because they weren't rings (great for them, not so great for a ring blog). Well, it stops here. Starting now, with:

Gorgeous pastel glass by Japan's Matsurica (Rie Furukawa).

She also makes rings! (All right, so I have to ease into this "Ring-Free" thing. There's always next week.)

p.s. - Please keep reading below, as yesterday's blog post somehow didn't make it onto the site until today!


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Wednesday, January 13, 2015

Are these rings? Or are they the manual remains of an android's endoskeleton? Only New York's Sylvie Lissa Alusitz knows for sure. (Probably rings, though.)


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Gold wire hand ring by New York's Mary MacGill.




Also admiring:

Hand necklace by New Zealand's Huni Sofia.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

B is for blue and B is for birchwood, which is what these rings, somewhat unexpectedly, are made of. Check out Émilie Mulcahey for an interesting and colourful portfolio.


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Blue bar ring by New York's Vaubel Designs.




Also admiring:

"Blue Creatures" pins by Greece's Hara Kourtali.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

At first glance, these look like silver rings resting on typical ring holders — but the cones are actually part of the rings themselves! Or ARE they? Is that why this collection is called "Cypher"? Find the answer, maybe, by visiting Australia's Carly Lay.


Bonus link:

Wooden ring holders by Missouri's Collin Garrity.




Also admiring:

Gold cone necklace by Israel's Berman Jewelers.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Welcome to the first post of 2016! Thanks for reading!

Of the hundreds of jewellers I've come across who were "inspired by landscapes," Massachusetts' Brie Flora is by far the inspired-by-landscapesiest. Do not miss the rest of this collection!


Bonus link:

Canadian landscape ring by Nova Scotia's Allyson Simmie.



Also admiring:

Woodcoal and resin pendant, inspired by frozen landscapes, by Slovakia's Lucia Plevová.





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