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October 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Do you have a big bowl of magic tricks ready to hand out to kids tonight? (That's how it works, right?) If not, get in the Halloween mood with this bat ring from the "Halloween" collection by Italy's Giovanna Bittante.


Bonus link:

OMGSOCUTE. Ghost rings by Ohio's Simply Q Jewelry.



Also admiring:

Bloody bracelet by Japana's Osewaya.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Considering how much that second ring looks like a bicycle, it's no surprise that Carina Nordenstam lives in Denmark (though she is Swedish-born)! If you're a fan of simple, modern shapes, you'll want to check out the rest of her collection.


Bonus link:

More oxidized metal from California-based Brazilian jeweller Lara Ismael.



Also admiring:

Oxidized studs from BC's Gray Metal (Jesse Gray, whose work I've seen in person and LOVE).

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Ireland's Genevieve Howard (the graphic shapes of the paper jewellery represent musical sequences).


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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This ring already had me...

...and then this happened.

Her site is yet unfinished but I just can't resist posting about Danish jeweller Louise Degn.


Bonus link:

Teapot ring from Poland's Restyle.



Also admiring:

"Petit Cherry" necklace by Japan's Yuka Hojo.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Pretty rings from Love, Liesel, sister company of Liesel Love, run by New Jersey's Heidi Girard.


Bonus link:

California's Lumo also has pretty, dainty rings.



Also admiring:

Opal and diamond cuff by Massachusetts' Melanie Casey.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

The world needs more patterned pearls! Check out Japan's Korat Works (Aya Hasegawa), who applies lacquer to nacre.


Bonus link:

Pearl ring by Calgary's Andrea Blais.



Also admiring:

Striped & faceted pearl studs from Japan's Loisto (Atsunori Murase).

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Friday, October 21, 2016

And not a "live · love · laugh" in the bunch (thank you). Pennsylvania's Souvenir Jewelry puts a rock ' n' roll spin on signet rings.


Bonus link:

Fox signet ring from Pennsylvania's Vulpecula (Maura Hunter).



Also admiring:

"Babe" necklace by Vancouver's Nepheliad (Scarlet Tolentino).

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Belgium's Ann Cox.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Far out: rings from "Mécaniques Célestes" by French jeweller Elie Top.


Bonus link:

"Jupiter Shadow" ring by the UK's Kassandra Lauren Gordon.



Also admiring:

Glass galaxy pendant by Japan's Satori Glass.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tulips were my favourite when I was younger; Poland's Schiffers (Kacper Schiffers) makes a case for them again with these tulip (bottom) and physalis rings.


Bonus link:

Enamel tulip ring by Greek jeweller Vasilis Giampouras.



Also admiring:

Tulip earrings by New Mexico's Chela Gurnee, who does a lot of work with agate.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Do you recognize the silhouette on this ring? It's not just a soldier — it's a child soldier, from a collection of the same name. Read more about it by visiting Malaïka Najem, a jeweller who grew up in both Benin and Nigeria.


Bonus link:

"Beatrix" ring made of Vietnam War shrapnel by Lao artisans for Article22.



Also admiring:

Necklace from "My Dear Bomb" by Detroit's Aaron Patrick Decker.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

It's a knuckleduster — for just one finger. Considering how many knuckle rings I've seen, I'm surprised I don't see this more often!

Check out New York's Kemi Gadaleta for a slightly different take on cages, arrows, feathers and more.


Bonus link:

"Floral knuckleduster" with roses by New Zealand's Priscilla Hunter.



Also admiring:

Knuckleduster necklace by the UK's Obscenerie (Anne Sandiland).

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Israel's Noa Zilberman.


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

To me, these rings are like Art Deco meets the year 2066. Travel through time by visiting Turkish jeweller Ekria (Ersa Karadeniz).


Bonus link:

Art Deco ring by Massachusetts jeweller Mechelle Lois.



Also admiring:

Earrings by the UK's Nocturne.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The UK's Dennis Song does it dramatically or he doesn't do it at all.


Bonus link:

Pagoda ring by Meissen of Germany.



Also admiring:

Pagoda earrings by Hong Kong's Bao Bao Wan.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Ring (and other pieces) from "Architect the Future" by the UK's Sophia Mclean.


Bonus link:

Architectural ring by the UK's Helen Louise.



Also admiring:

Architectural cuffs by Winnipeg's Sonja Rosenberg.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

FiaF week ends with Five in a Flash: ROYGBIV
Above: anodized aluminum rings by Australia's Kate Ruby Hutchinson.


Red ring by Portugal's Joana Mota Capitão.


Yellow ring by Italy's Radà (Daniela Ravaioli).


Green and blue ring by New York's Pasionae.


Violet ring by Lebanon's Hala Tayah.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Chalk.


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

FiaF week continues - Five in a Flash: Stacks & Stones
Above: "The Lucy" by Calgary's Franny E (Frances Elizabeth Strathern).


Leaf rings by California's Lilian Ginebra.


Oxidized stack by California's Jen Leddy.


Square set by Judit B at the UK's Maven.


"Rustic Love" by Idaho's Tarnished & True (Annie Smith).

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

FiaF week installment #2 - Five in a Flash: MNML
Above: "Adam and Eve" rings by Paris-based Australian jeweller MiniCyn.


Brass "Ina" ring by Oregon's Betsy & Iya.


Wedge "U" ring by Montreal's Pauze Atelier.


Tube ring by Denmark's Jukserei.


"Axis No 2" by Florida's Yield Design Co. (Rachel Gant & Andrew Deming).

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Monday, October 3, 2016

I hope you don't mind my "Five in a Flash" posts, because this week is going to be full of them. As always, my policy is to never post a link more than once, so hopefully that means lots of new jewellers for you to check out (unless you've come across them before on your own; I hear other people like to surf the web sometimes, too!).

So, let's begin. Five in a Flash: 1 + 1 =
Above: acrylic ring by RISD student Rachel Chiodo.


"Vamp" knuckleduster by the UK's Yasmin Everley.


Bar & chain ring by California's Carrie Hoffman.


Kyanite ring by Toronto's Anastassia Sel.


Double band ring by Israel's Edith Toledano.






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Alice Matsumoto · Vancouver, BC

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