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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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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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