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Friday, April 29, 2016

I wanted to post ALL! THE! RINGS! But Mariko Kusumoto's already done that herself, so go check out her site! The Japanese-born artist's fiber work, in particular, almost makes me faint with admiration.


No bonus links today, sorry, because Mariko Kusumoto is everything.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Gwen Wei [whose site now seems to be offline!].

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

UK-based Haydee Alonso grew up around the border separating Texas and Mexico. Her work reflects being "wedged in 'no man's land'" and being "forced to alternate between cultures and customs in an infinite attempt to connect."

Bonus link:
Personalized latitude & longitude rings from Texas jeweller The Modern Bazaar (Jen Carey).

Also admiring:
Jade brooch with image transfer by Luxembourg -based Mexican jeweller Alejandra Solar.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Five in a Flash: Quite Quartzy
Above: chunky quartz ring from California's Gold Adore, purveyors of fine vintage & estate pieces.

"Uppsala" ring by Nebraska's Heather Kita.

Ring by Germany's Katerina Asam.

Rose quartz & moissanite set by Alberta's Luxuring (Nicole Scheetz).

Herkimer & copper rings by Massachusetts' Hawkhouse (Jessica Kramer).

Monday, April 25, 2016

What is this? A ferris wheel for ants?! Nope, just the awesomely chunky "digital deco" ring by Norwegian jeweller Annie Berner.

Bonus link:
Deco style "Savoy" ring by Australia's Peter Lang.

Also admiring:
Gorgeous beading from Buba London.

Friday, April 22, 2016

It's Friday and you're already way behind because New Zealand's Chloe Rose Taylor has got this party started. Tons more to gawk at on her site!

Bonus link:
Also eye-catching but in a very different style is Italy's Opposite Jewels (Antonello Malfa).

Also admiring:
And now for a little simplicity: oxidized pendant from North Carolina's Emily Triplett.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ring-Free Thursday: Austria's Lena Grabhe.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

If you love kinetic rings, Israeli designer Merav O Roth is your new best friend. Check out her awesome work, including mechanical butterflies, ship rings and "pop up" jewellery.

Bonus link:
Ring with moving tori by the UK's Deirdre Murphy.

Also admiring:
Movable, hypnotic moiré pendant by Dutch designer David Derksen (watch the video!).

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"Expand & Conract" ring by New Jersey's Klaudia Ser. Visit her site for some interesting work based on her Korean heritage.

Bonus link:
Blackened ring by Texas-based Armenta (Emily Armenta).

Also admiring:
Blackened earrings by California's Irenka Kudlicki.

Monday, April 18, 2016

It's not what's inside that counts — it's what's underneath, whether it's a lily or lion filigree on a band or a hummingbird hidden under a topaz. Check out New York's Tomoko Igarashi, whose rings are much more than just the big, sparkly gem.

Bonus link:
I love the clean, wide band on this ring by California's Judit Mátyus.

Also admiring:
Hummingbird necklace by New York's J. Topolski, who has lots of cool animal jewellery.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Please note:
The blog will be taking a 2-week break.
Next post will be Monday, April 18th!
Thank you!

3D-printed jewellery just gets more and more exciting — that first one looks like some kind of crystal trophy! Rings above by Georgia-based student Zachary Cyganek, who also does industrial and fashion design.

Bonus link:
3D-printed "sticks" ring by Portugal's Gonçalo Campos.

Also admiring:
3D-printed necklace from the "Rectangled" collection by Georgia's Ellen McGarrigle
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