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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: bright enamels and circular metals from Australia's Alida Cappelletta.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The outdoor playgrounds they're building these days seem to be much more elaborate and design-conscious than the ones from my youth. There's more colour, more shapes, more spouts of water. Something I don't see much anymore, however, is the seesaw. I guess they finally figured out that those things are the devil's contraptions, built for the sole purpose of delivering hard landings to unprotected butts (because someone always jumps off first, and it's never me). Even this kinetic seesaw ring by UK jeweller Genevieve Black knows that you'd have to be a fool or a professional balance-erina to get on one.

Bonus link:
Kinetic ring by Israel's Simplicated (Maytal Avraham).

Also admiring:
Kinetic brooch by Hawaii's Annelise Yee.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

After all the skull rings I've posted, it's time the skeleton gets its due. Ring by Georgia's Catherine Sinkule.

Bonus link:
Ribcage-like "quad quill ring" by New York's Amanda Pearl.

Also admiring:
"Micro Mega" pins by Australia's Molly Coombs Marr.

Monday, March 28, 2016

While crystals are usually the star of any jewellery piece they adorn, these shanks refuse to be ignored. Check out Pennsylvania's Dani Barbe for rings with hand-sculpted patterned clay bases. Oh yeah, and quartz.

Bonus link:
A simpler crystal ring by Australia's Amber Sceats.

Also admiring:
Raw quartz pendants by Bulgaria's Alina & T.

Friday, March 25, 2016

The stuff of gold-plated geometric brass dreams.

For more, including these pendants, visit Israel's Bonny Rabbit.

Bonus link:
More metal outlines from French jeweller Karine Niemand.

Also admiring:
Pendants by Poland's Anna Król.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: 3D-printed fragrance jewellery by Georgia's Riana Dawson.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I know most of these are brooches but I do spy at least one ring, so... enjoy the angular metalworks of Christina Zhu, currently based in Rhode Island.

And then check out the metalworks of her twin sister, Cecilia Zhu. The two were born in China and raised in Vancouver.

Bonus link:
Triangular ring by the UK's Little Storm (Claire Hender).

Also admiring:
Angular brooch by the UK's Michelle Tacdol.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I have demonym envy when it comes to Cypriots. The -ese and -ian suffixes are just so dull in comparison but "Cypriot"? Cool. Also cool: these wood and Corian rings from Mino Creations. Of Cyprus.

Bonus link:
Ring by AV Ceramic Jewellery (Cypriots Agni Demetriou & Vassos Demetriou).

Also admiring:
Stylised lotus brooch by Cypriot jeweller G. Stephanides.

Monday, March 21, 2016

There's not many photos on Zuleika Penniman's site at the moment but I've been awaiting an update for over a year so I'll take what I can get! Take a peek yourself and check out the Lebanese-American jeweller's awesome necklaces, too.

Bonus link:
More gold granules from New York's Lori Kaplan.

Also admiring:
Granulated earrings by California's Cabrina Channing.

Monday, March 21, 2016

No rabbits today, promise! Even if this might look like one at first glance...

All we have here is some gorgeous metalwork by Germany's Felicia Muelbaier.

Bonus link:
Ring cast from a real rabbit rib by the UK's REO Jewels (Rebecca Ellis Onyett).

Also admiring:
Brass "moon rabbit" necklace by New York's Chibi Jewels.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: steel frames and stretched, sketched intestines from Rhode Island's Caleb Colpitts.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What do you mean, Easter's not this week? Today's rabbits courtesy of Japan's DECOvienya.

Bonus link:
Australia's Jessica T calls this "Donnie Darko meets Alice in Wonderland."

Also admiring:
Earrings from "The Tinies" series by UK jeweller Sara Hartley.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

More 3D-printed bunnies today?

Of course. You know how they Multiply Like Rabbits. Check out the shop of Brooklyn designer Artur Dabrowski.

Bonus link:
Japan's Love's B.B. has rings with wonderful rabbit details inside the band.

Also admiring:
Leaping hare necklace by the UK's Powder Hill (Nicola Pulvertaft).

Monday, March 14, 2016

If I had a rabbit, I'd consider calling it Mr. Pookas.

The Pookas name, however, has been claimed by Germany's Michael Mueller, creator of 3D jewellery and whistles. Whistles now wanted by me.

Bonus link:
Whistle ring by Ottawa-based Korean jeweller Camélia (Hyo-Jin Lim).

Also admiring:
Brass whistle necklace by Louisiana's Rustic Brand.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Looks like it's time for the first spinning Homer of 2016! (He only comes out when my brain is too excited to function.) Today's Homer is thanks to Germany's VOJD Studios, who 3D-prints, then casts in silver, to create these geometric wonders. Rings also available in 3D-printed nylon.

Bonus link:
3D-printed "hollow leaf" ring by the Netherlands' Iris van Hulst.

Also admiring:
3D-printed bracelet by New York's Fitchwork (Travis Fitch).

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: UK jeweller Beth Spowart's shape and colour combos are EVERYTHING.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Venezuelean jeweller Monica Sordo creates pieces that "evoke a heroic woman, hailing from a tribe or empire, from history or mythology; yet explicated in modern and sophisticated designs."

Bonus link:
"Cross stitch" ring by California's Nicole Meng.

Also admiring:
"Small adobe" earrings by California's Harp Designs (Shelly Harper).

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Inspired by the molecular structure of water, these "H2O" rings by Portugal's Andreia Rollot Miguel are made of flexible rubber and can be re-shaped to fit your body (not unlike water, I suppose!).

Bonus link:
More black: rhodium ring by Norway's Sophia Rose.

Also admiring:
Blackened copper "tulip" earrings by Germany's Helen Friesacher.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mountains, sunbursts, wood...

...and some ombré beauty from New York's Kate Taylor.

Bonus link:
A much wider mountain ring from Japan's Tohko Morai.

Also admiring:
More triangles from the UK's Linda Johnston.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Wednesday's post was actually a sneek peak into the German collective known as Made in Hanau, of which Claire Selby is a member. The other members include Ann Christin Schulte (rings above)...

... Michel Pfister ...

... Eva Suba ...

... Christine Schönau ...

... Elke Schmid ...

... and Martin Steinhorst.

Also admiring:
... members Rosa Mauro

... and David Bock.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: high-concept, 3D-printed collars and cuffs from Pennsylvania's, headed by Madeline Gannon.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Number of corners in these "Five Corners" rings: five.

Number of corners in this "Für Sandy" brooch: umm... let me get back to you on that. Visit Germany's Claire Selby for more.

Bonus link:
Angular serpent knuckle ring by the UK's Tessa Packard.

Also admiring:
"Corner" earrings by New York's Erin Peachee.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

My mind just made like a piece of Hubba Bubba and got blown.

3D-printed rings have come a long way in a very short time. These gorgeous specimens, which have taken over the title of "my latest favourites," are by UK-based textile designer Anna Neklesa.

Bonus link:
3D-printed cloud ring by New York's Virginia Melnyk.

Also admiring:
3D-printed ceramic vertebra necklace by the UK's Sacrum (Marcus Aitken)
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