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Monday, November 30, 2015

If I were asked to choose a "cool" and "sleek" colour, "pink" would not be first on my list. Belgian jeweller Ans Houben might've bumped it up to number two, though, with the pink plexiglas panes in her "Way North" collection." Be sure to check out the full series!

Bonus link:
More pink plastic from Italy's Jessica Tonioli.

Also admiring:
Pink plastic pendant by the Netherlands' Tjielp Design (Anna Ruiter).

Friday, November 27, 2015

As has long been established, I'm a sucker for any combination of food and jewellery, so let's skip my blubbering and send you straight to Italy's Tour de Fork.

Bonus link:
Pineapple ring by L.A.'s Melody Ehsani.

Also admiring:
Cookies necklace by Poland's Chocokate.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Around this time of year is when those bottle opener rings start popping up on gift guides for men (I've yet to see one on a guide for women, probably because we only like to drink tea after a hard day of doing ladywork). Well, here's an all-ages gift that'll save your fingertips and keep you refreshed: Ring It, the can-opener ring by Georgia's Juyeon Lee. Drink cans, that is, not, like, tuna cans, though that would also be very giftable.

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"Jasmine" ring, based on a broken teacup, by the UK's Alexandra Goodrick.

Also admiring:
Can tab necklace by the Netherlands' Ringcat.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

These may be the best pancakes I've ever eaten but this three-ring set contains the best pancakes I've ever seen.

For lots of creative work, check out Maryland's Alex Hossick.

Bonus link:
Fondant ring (part of a jewellery box cake) by New York bakery Twee-tea-licious.

Also admiring:
Lots of donuts (okay, toroids) at Ontario's Atelier Hg (Ezra Satok-Wolman).

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The point's the point for kFroet Designs (Illinois jeweller Katy Froeter).

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Also making her point is Georgia's Brianna Finkle.

Also admiring:
Point pendants from Lebanon's Queen Vee (Veronica Boertee-Tabet).

Monday, November 23, 2015

Oh buoy.

Are you there, Santa? It's me, Alice. And these are rings by Singapore's Amado Gudek (Elaine Tan).

Bonus link:
More pretty embedded resin from the UK's Elysium of Nature.

Also admiring:
Still more resin from the UK's Fiona Chapman.

Friday, November 20, 2015

There's a finger. There's a hoop. There's a lot that looks ring-like here.

When it comes to this Danish jeweller, however, you have to throw all expectations out the door.

Check out Ditte Trudslev Jensen's portfolio, then finish up with her cakefolio, and have a great Friday.

Bonus link:
More facial jewellery by UK-based Akiko Shinzato.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I was all set to compare these rings to something out of Blade Runner — and that was before I saw the series named "Tokyo." Visit New York's Liam Powers for sci-fi-tinged rings that look like they might assemble to form a robot.

Bonus link:
Articulated ring by Detroit's Lorenz Mager, current guest jeweller at...

Also admiring:
...Every Monday (Danish-American couple Anna Kirstine Hammer & Steven Gordon Holman).

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"Laminate" can mean both "consisting of laminae" and to "separate into laminae." Isn't it great how language is so... multilayered?

Laminated and brass rings above by UK designer Konstantinos Mouzakis.

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Layered rings from Toronto's Imperfect Indulgence (Ana Niculae).

Also admiring:
Laminated suede necklace by South Carolina's Sarah Mandell.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Turkey's Studio Zigzag (Sinem & Didem Yildirim) are inspired by their local "cultural texture and geography." I, in turn, am inspired to go solve some tangrams (but not before admiring more of their jewellery!).

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More rhombus rings from French jeweller MaïMaï Bijoux (Gaëlle Bouculat).

Also admiring:
Embroidered rhombus earrings by Japan's Fil et bijou (Haruna Kurafuji).

Monday, November 16, 2015

Porcelain has a dark side: castles, houses, ladders and steps in black porcelain by Spain's lápiz de porcelana.

Bonus link:
Blackened silver "Dark Lines" ring by the UK's Aelita Pliuskyte.

Also admiring:
Black geometric "Kuba" earrings by Japan's ma-products (Adzumi Masui).

Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday Five in a Flash: Mountain Mania!
Above: "Mountainsides" ring by New York's Everli Jewelry (Shuang Everett Li).

Mountain wedding rings by California's Hikaru Furuhashi.

"Mount Shasta" rings with diamonds by New York's Blair Lauren Brown.

Mountain ring in rose gold from Taiwan's Seablue Boutique.

Mountain "Fragments" ring (and necklaces) by New York's Tara 4779 (Tara Elwin).

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Dutch artist Karina van Heck explores "questions about how far you can go with technical appliances to a body." She explains:

Our hands are often over used by computers and mobile phones. The computer mouse has become an essential extension of our body. It has become second nature to grab the mouse and click and scroll with it for hours. In response I made wearable objects that make us conscious of these habbits and routines.These works are customized for our bodies; objects that stretch, fasten and restrict our automatic movements.

More on her site!

Bonus link:
Recycled circuit board ring from HardResols of Greece.

Also admiring:
Digitally-designed "Biomimicry" pendant by Russia's Nadya Fedotova.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

As a child, I had a pretty epic Japanese eraser collection. As an adult-aged person, I find myself with a pretty epic ring collection. Worlds collided when I happened across Germany's Annamaria Leiste.

Above: her ring featuring hedgehog quills in glass.

Bonus link:
Eraser-ring-making kit from Japanese stationer Kutsuwa.

Also admiring:
Eraser earrings by Brooklyn's E for Effort (Beka Goedde & Rachel Ostrow).

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I'm really lichen these moss terrarium resin rings by Virginia's Squidlicks (Yanna Garecka).

Bonus link:
Green stone ring by California's Amy Moss.

Also admiring:
Moss and walnut pendant by Oregon lighting designer Kayla Burke.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Turkey's Projebir (Zeynep & Iraz Mursaloglu) put a sophisticated spin on industrial designs, with clean lines and sharp edges, while also throwing you for a loop once in a while.

Bonus link:
Lots more hexagons from Australia's Justine Austen.

Also admiring:
Industrial "Lien" bracelet kit from the UK's Boky Lee.

Friday, November 6, 2015

I'm not quite sure what to call these quirky shapes but some of them remind me of stretchy pizza dough. If I squint, I think I even see some tomato sauce, rosemary and strings of cheese. While I go fire up the oven, please go visit South Africa's Angela Tölken.

Bonus link:
An actual pizza ring by New Jersey artist Jane's Tiny Things.

Also admiring:
Pan pizza pendant by California's Snatch n Feathers (Emily Delicce).

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Five in a Flash: All Lined Up
Above: Rings by Malaysia's The Heavenly.

Outline rings by Japan's Comado (Yoshie Komazaki).

Loopy lines from Italy's Marroni Design (Roberto Marroni).

Rings from the "Lines" collection by Austria's Martina Mühlfellner.

Lines in rose gold from Minnesota's Hardt Jewelry (Anne Lenhardt Koebele).

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

This ring reminds me of that old marbles-in-the-medicine-cabinet gag — be careful taking it off! Find more pearls, panties and polyurethane by visiting Portugal's Inês Nunes.

Bonus link:
Double band pearl ring by California's little h (Hisano Shepherd).

Also admiring:
Pearl-clutching bird pin by Dutch jeweller Kim van IJzendoorn

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Some nice pod rings by Greek jeweller Anna Vlahos.

Bonus link:
Seed pod rings by California milliner Pooka Queen (Brianna Kenyon).

Also admiring:
Seed pod earrings by Brooklyn's Natural Abstract (Andrea Cobb).

Monday, November 2, 2015

If only these Blueberries grew on bushes! Pictured are rings from the "Trees" and "Frost" collections by Czech designers Zbynek Krulic and Markéta Richterová (the latter of whom appeared on this blog here).

Bonus link:
Apple ring by French designer Nicolas Theil.

Also admiring:
Embroidered grapes necklace by Japan's Ai Takino
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