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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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Friday, December 23, 2016



It's my last post of the year!
The blog will return in January after a short break.
As always, thanks for reading,
and Happy Holidays!


UK jeweller Chloe Solomon's delicately architectural rings are reminiscent of snowed-over windows, but they're actually tinted wax on silver. Whether your holidays are snowed-over or not, have a great New Year!


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Snowy glitter ring by Japan's Oeilvert.



Also admiring:

Window-like "Barrier" necklaces by Australia's Andy Lowrie.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Kelly Jonasson.


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

From layers of lasercut acrylic...

...to a multi-finger spacer ring...

...to modern applications of enamel, California-based Taiwanese jeweller Hsinyu Chu gives us a lot to explore.


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Enamel circle rings by Lussu Marso (Maria Sotiropoulou of Greece).



Also admiring:

Enamel necklace by Virginia's Ashley Tamber.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

All this time I've been using my teapot, I had no idea the same company also makes glass rings! Check out Japan's Hario Lampwork Factory for lovely, clear jewellery.


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Glass and silver ring by the UK's Ellen Thorpe.



Also admiring:

Clear glass and red enamel bracelet by Dutch jeweller Mieke Groot.

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Monday, December 19, 2016


Five in a Flash: Five Golden Rings
Above: "Penche" ring by Japan's Siena.


Double link ring by California's Era Jewelry.


Opal crown ring by California's Jennie Kwon.


Starburst ring by New York's Envero.


"Circuit" diamond ring by California's Azlee (Baylee Zwart).


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Friday, December 16, 2016

A couple of striking spacer rings in acrylic and resin from Ontario native Emma Piirtoniemi. Don't miss her other works, including rings in glass.


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Silver spacer rings by Mafi Espirtito Santo of France.



Also admiring:

Resin brooch by Japan's Hatsuko Kobayashi.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: North Carolina's Christina Nicole.


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

I never thought of a debit card as a fashion statement, but maybe it's because mine is an ugly combination of dirty denim blue and metallic mustard.

Rings above by North Carolina-based Bryan Parnham, whose most current collection is a nice study in black and white.


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Dollar ring by Australia's Fifth Heaven Designs.



Also admiring:

Acrylic credit card necklace by Arizona's Imp Art & Accessories.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Another round of fan rings today, this time from Japan's Tomoyo Hiraiwa, who also creates metal sculptures.

p.s. - My favourite pieces are the necklaces!


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Fanning ring, inspired by SF's Native Sons building, by California's Annachich.


Also admiring:

Fan earrings by Japan's iLi (Yuki Kasahara).

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Monday, December 12, 2016

I'm posting this "Opened" ring by Australia-based Naoko Inuzuka, but don't miss out on her other delightful pieces, like "suitcase" brooches (a couple of which I've also posted above).


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Another fanned-out ring from NY-based Brazilian jeweller Mary Esses.


Also admiring:

Necklace by Germany's Martina Eiselein.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

New Zealand's Denise Laing takes us into the weekend with her geometric rings.


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Block ring by Dutch jeweller Barbara Smith of Sier Raad Foru.


Also admiring:

Block earrings by California's Stilosissima.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Lithuania's Ruta Petronyte.


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

As if rings like these weren't enough incentive to check out Korean jeweller Seung Jeon Paik...

...he also has work like these.


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White feather ring by Washington state's Daniel Leslie.


Also admiring:

Leather feather neckpiece by French designer Marion Courtillé.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Rings by Seattle's Idalina Abdo Vieira, inspired by "oceanic flora and fauna, and microbiological processes."

Also check out her other project, Perilune.


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"Low Tide" ring by NYC/DC-based Motley Collections.


Also admiring:

Amoeba earrings by Louisiana's Hypnovamp (Stephanie Smiszek).

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Monday, December 5, 2016

French jeweller Lucie Edel creates rings that look like something off the set of Fritz Lang's Metropolis.


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Art deco "Skyline" ring by the UK's Marcia Vidal.


Also admiring:

Art deco pendant by the UK's Gilbert & Skeggs.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

California's Olivia Shih uses light acrylic to evoke the look of heavy stone. Check out her site for more recent work — and have a great weekend!


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Crystal-shaped metal rings from South Africa's Famke Koene.


Also admiring:

Faceted ceramic pendant by Shanghai-based French designer Claire Tranier.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Belgium's Jonathan Hens.






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