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January 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Precious pieces of porcelain from Natacha Plano of France. Check out her pendants, too:


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Painted porcelain ring by UK-based French jeweller Fleur de Carotte.



Also admiring:

Porcelain and brass earrings by California's Modern Weaving (Tiffani Anne Williams).

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Even if these "Etnia Rocker" bead mosaic rings aren't your particular jam, there are over thirty — thirty! — more collections for you to check out, so go visit Brazil's Maria Dolores.


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Beaded ring from Japan's Raspberry Jam.



Also admiring:

Lots more beading from Japan's Oh-Kan (Sachiko Fujiwara).

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Japan's Upon Handmade does cool things with resin. Clearly.

There's plenty — and I mean plenty — for colour-lovers, too, so go check it out!


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Resin and pearl rings by the UK's Anna Harding.



Also admiring:

Resin rainbow bangle by the UK's Margaret Johnston.

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Thursday, January 26, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Merico Works.


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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Refreshingly simple, these glass "Spore" rings by the UK's Catriona R. MacKenzie are like little wearable mood enhancers.

Visit her site for more!


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Glass ring by Czech jeweller Svatopluk Kasaly.



Also admiring:

Incredible glass bear shoe by Japan's Simsa Cho (real name Shinji Kasema).

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New Zealand's Joanna Campbell Make[s] It Work with silk-embossed, lace-embossed and haberdashery-inspired collections.


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Rings imprinted with linen by the UK's Susan Cross.



Also admiring:

White silk earrings by California's Niki Ulehla (check out her plastic tube + gem pieces).

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Monday, January 23, 2017

In "Uncanny Adornment," Colorado native Alexandra von Trapp explores "the unseen elements of the body we typically ignore": bones.


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Framed "Bone" ring by Taiwan's Mud Chen.



Also admiring:

Wishbone necklace by Montana's Ari O Jewelry.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

File this one under "somewhat unexpected titles" — "Hard Curve" rings by the UK's Roy Bojun Li.


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A much simpler squarish ring by Montreal's Tat Chao.



Also admiring:

Boxy metalwork by Rhode Island-based Noam Elyashiv.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Dowse. Some more:


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Ukraine's Ellen Rococo creates otherworldly pieces using mainly polymer clay and quartz, and maybe a little dash of magic.


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Crystal orb ring by Sweden's Pill Jewelry (Jo Dalin).


Also admiring:

Crystal pendant by Japan's Cosmos Nostalgie.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I spy spiralized metal by Connecticut's Leah Meleski.


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Twisted band by the UK's Katharine Anne Taylor.



Also admiring:

Ribbon bracelet by New York's Rina Young.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

I was going to post this artist's amazing marionette pieces on a Ring-Free Thursday, but then I saw this, which could obviously not be ignored: "Creation" ring, featuring what appears to be a real lizard climbing a staircase, by Massachusetts' Yuri Tozuka. (But seriously, go check out her marionettes!)


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"Green Lady Gator" ring by UK-based Venyx (Eugenie Niarcho).



Also admiring:

Alligator skin brooch by Texas-based Israeli jeweller Tamar Navama.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

The UK's Rebecca Wilkes brightens this Friday with "Floral Focus," a series of rings with nylon flowers you can interchange thanks to magnets.


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Flower ring by Vermont's Kristine Chartrand.



Also admiring:

Etched blossom earrings by BC's Nicole Bigg.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Lindsey Adelman (who's primarily a designer of gorgeous light fixtures).


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

All this...

...and much more can be found by visiting And Mary, a husband-and-wife team based in Scotland.


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Parakeet ring from Japan's Inkokko no kuni ("parakeet world").



Also admiring:

Bluejay necklace by the UK's Ladybird Likes (Zoe Jade).

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This metalwork by Japan's Ichiha Kato helps remind me that spring is on its way. Visit her gallery for some nice "line" series, as well.


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Dried flowers in resin by Spain's Coloretas.



Also admiring:

"Double Flora Orbit" necklace by Missouri's Jenny Walker

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Jewellery for January in the northern hemisphere: check out the comforting works of Massachusetts artist Shannon Owen. And Happy 2017!


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More white wool from Spanish design duo Malicia.



Also admiring:

Felt polar bear pin by Ottawa's MiKa Art.





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