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February 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Like its name, Japan's Loop&Box (Tomoki Inoue) puts a creative spin on circles and squares.


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"Square & Circle Combo" rings by California's V.T.B.L.T.


Also admiring:

"Eko Geo" necklace from the UK's Oliver Bonas.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Although I myself used to work pretty much exclusively in soft glass, I've always loved boro glass, because of how it so often looks... "galactic." Case in point: the work of Wisconsin's Tammy Rae.


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Rings with pretty boro cabochons by Slovakia's Zuzana Zliechovcová.


Also admiring:

"Deep Space Galaxy" boro pendant by Matthew Olian of Pennsylvania.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Just when you start to think colour is overrated...

...she hits you with these. Explore the pentagonal world of Germany's Babette von Dohnanyi.


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Pentagon ring by Australia's Jac & Hugo.



Also admiring:

Double-pentagon pin by Japan's Aru Design at Arigato Giving.

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Thursday, February 23, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Germany's Nicole Beck.


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Montreal's Arc Jewellery (Lina Hu) gives it to us straight with her "Linearity" collection.


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Arcs and lines from the UK's Séarlait McCrea.



Also admiring:

Arced line earrings by Brazil's Nubia Gonçalves.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In "Connectionary," Israel's Tal Efraim has a gorgeous series comprised of porcelain, enamel and silver.

And in her other series, she has some fun.


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Porcelain rings by Spain's Tania Rodriguez (check out her sculptures!).



Also admiring:

Porcelain bangles by L.A.'s Ria Leigh, who also has lots of cool pottery.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Rings that make a point (or two).

See more at KK Jewelry Lab (Greek jeweller Katerina Kouloubourou).


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Another whistle-shaped ring from a series by Iceland's Anna Maria Pitt.



Also admiring:

Pointy necklace from New York's Parulina (Parul Kuki Seth).

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Pepper peels and orange seeds. Potatoes and rice. Lettuce, beetroot, strawberry pulp. Food waste escapes the compost bin and finds new life in the hands of UK fashion designer Hoyan Ip, whose Bio-Trimmings interlinks "strong, scientific knowledge and food research with design [for] an unusual and powerful statement promoting future sustainability."


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Cake sprinkles ring from the UK's Shpangle.



Also admiring:

Pistachio-shell necklace by Finland's Anu Peippo.

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Thursday, February 16, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Washington state's LollyJoLolli (Jennfer Graves).


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This ring looks like someone took a "pouring milk" shot from a cereal commercial and froze it in time.

After thirty years as a land surveyor, Argentina's Irene Palomar decided to set her sights on making jewellery with plastic.


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Send your breast milk to Precious Mammaries and they will use it in a ring!



Also admiring:

Fruit Loops necklace by Israel's Zoozim (other cereals available).

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Five in a Flash: Red Alert
Above: glass ring by Barcelona-based Norwegian designer B Glass.


Cellular ring by the UK's Miya Hayes.


Heart ring by the Netherlands' Ceraminic.


Kinetic ring by Germany's Friedrich Becker.


Resin ring by Florida's Resin Heaven USA (Shelley Noe).


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Monday, February 13, 2017

While this is the only ring I spotted in her gallery, Italy's Elisa Deval offers plenty of other artful, organic pieces in metal and wood.


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Chunky wood ring by Chile's Pia Aravena.



Also admiring:

Wooden necklaces by New York's Fortune (Kim Dulaney).

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Argentina's Littele tit (Agostina Carla Laurenzano) takes a shine to nature — by applying a super glossy coat of resin. Check out her gorgeous, organic work (especially the necklaces)!


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Paper under glossy resin from Florida's Blossom & Shine (Julie Dye).



Also admiring:

Resin-coated Scrabble tile earrings by Maine's Icing on the Kake (Kayla Goddu).

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Thursday, February 9, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Ayana Sakoh.


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

This is like the horrible-tasting version of "how many licks to the centre of a Tootsie Pop?" (Do those even still exist? What year am I in?) Check out Germany's Daria Olejniczak for "7 portions of time," a series of silver rings hidden in soap.


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Lollipop ring by Greek jeweller Piece of Cake.



Also admiring:

Tootsie Roll wrapper necklace by New York's KanDi Jewelry.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

It takes an artist to see potential in a tub of Fleischmann's: Argentina's Melina Karagozian makes rings out of pigmented cornstarch and glue.


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Pastel ring by Estonia's Nuann.



Also admiring:

Painted pastel necklace by Vancouver's Coral + Cloud.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Just like Much Music in the '90s, Brazil's Eleonora Hsiung goes big & shiny.

Go take a look (or maybe a listen).


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Rabbit ears ring by Portugal's Aurea Praga.



Also admiring:

Ear-like shapes from Rhode Island's Aiyana Jaffe.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Amy Dunnachie collects found objects off the coast of Scotland, using them to make jewellery that "echo[es] themes of a hands on, homebuilding youth free from the grasp of technology, whilst also reflcting the patchwork quality of memory."


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Bronze ring cast from driftwood by New York's Andy Collins.



Also admiring:

Cast silver driftwood necklace by Alaska's TrueLilly (Rebekah Hemmer).

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Thursday, February 2, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Thailand's Patapian.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

In her own words:

Exploiting unpredictable mistakes during metal casting resulted in this imperfect ring collection. The shapes of the rings show their making process with the remaining pouring canal and exhibit a unique aesthetic. Existing rings from friends were used for the experiments. This project was made in collaboration with Ekaterina Semenova.

To see more, check out Luxembourg's Lucie Majerus, who also makes pearls out of human teeth.


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Cast bronze ring by Red Ava Designs of Illinois.



Also admiring:

Cast bronze pendant by BC's MLKANHNY (Madison Etheridge).





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