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February 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

When it comes to microbes, my approach is to not approach them at all. The UK's Victoria Shennan, however, takes a cerebral approach, with conceptual pieces that explore our relationship with the tiny organisms. Visit her site for details (and many other projects).


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"Soap Bubbles" ring by Israel's Bleecker & Prince (Leehe Segal).



Also admiring:

E.coli brooch in fused glass by Maryland's Trilobite Glassworks (Jane Hartman).

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

For Ring-Free Thursday, a sampling from plant- and pattern-obsessed Australian duo Peaches + Keen (metalsmith Lucy Hearn and graphic designer Lily Daley).


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The UK's by emily (Emily Sidwell, self-proclaimed "duchess of artful accessories"), draws on literature, the English countryside and her background as a painter to create lovely, lively jewellery.


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Running hare ring by A Wolf and I, also from the UK.




Also admiring:

Lamb necklace by the Netherlands' &Klevering.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Among the lesser-known skateboarding manoeuvers is "the recycle," which is what Italy's Simone Frabboni performs to create these rings.

While you're visiting, don't miss his resin heart pendants!


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More recycled skateboards from California's Everskate (Lucas Klein).



Also admiring:

Recycled skateboard pendant by Arizona's R3 SK8 (Laura Page).

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Denmark-based Japanese jeweller Kaori Juzu achieves a wonderful blending of colours in her enamel work, which is only hinted at in these rings. Check out her site for the full array of brooches and pendants to see more.


Bonus link:

Another pod ring from Sweden's Jenny Kaberg.




Also admiring:

Enamel earrings by Vancouver's Patsy Kay Kolesar, whose work I got to see in person thanks to a kind invitation!

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Friday, February 5, 2016

If you only read my blog on Fridays, you might start to think this were a blog dedicated to circus jewellery. Arkansas metalsmith Carrie Crocker is the artist behind these "Human Cannonball" rings, as well as other fantastic objects like circus-ticket tea strainers (obviously, a must-see).


Bonus link:

Pretzel ring by New York's Cirque Jewels.




Also admiring:

Trapeze artist necklace by California's Kim Eric Lilot.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

For Ring-Free Thursday #4, check out Norway's Annika Isaksson Pirtti. And I thought jewellery got under my skin! Do not visit if you're particularly squeamish (though I am, and it didn't bother me too much).


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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Some lovely sculptural rings in nylon and durus by Pennsylvania's Natalie Kerrigan.


Bonus link:

More nylon and durus from Desiree Cavalancia, also of Pennsylvania.



Also admiring:

Nylon and durus bracelet by Ohio's Colleen C. Terry.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

"BLNK is a ring for those who question what rings are and how they are meant to be seen." So says Georgia's Joshua Dycus, who designed this piece to be worn more like a finger cuff than an encircling ring.


Bonus link:

Silver finger cuff by New York's Katya Bassil.




Also admiring:

"Genus" cuff by South Africa's Kirsten Goss.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Cast...

...or woven, Oregon's Oru (Agnieszka Zoltowski) turns to seed beads for inspiration.


Bonus link:

Seed bead ring by Minnesota's Iris Elm.



Also admiring:

Beaded snake bracelet by Greek jeweller Zoe Kompitsi.





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