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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

That's all for 2017!
Thanks so much for reading;
I'll return in January after a short break.
Best of the holidays to you!

I doubt it was their intent but these rings are, to me, a perfect visual metaphor for the year that was 2017. For more, see Argentina's Bollini Levin (Lucía Bollini & Melisa Levin).

Bonus link:
Ruby tension ring by Iran's Seyed Mohammad Mortazavi.

Also admiring:
Glass cuff by South Carolina's Kate Rothra Fleming.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Oh, my stars. New York's John Brevard puts some twinkle in your Tuesday.

Bonus link:
"Shing Star" by Mexico'a AileenGC (Aileen Gastelum Callahan).

Also admiring:
Star earrings by California's House of Brevard.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Ok, Santa, I'll make it easy for you. Her name is Sharon Erichsen and she's in South Africa. You know my size.

Bonus link:
Ceramic greyhound ring by Slovenia's Eva Prepeva.

Also admiring:
Porcelain tube necklace by Israel's Gily Ilan.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Nails not yet in holiday-worthy shape? Swiss artist Jana Zornik's grooming series can help fix that.

Bonus link:
Literally put your face on with this ring by Brazil's Paola Vilas.

Also admiring:
Perfumable necklace by California's Lisa Hoffman.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: Finland's Helmi Lindblom.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wood ya getta loada these? I'm loving these chunky pieces by AH Rings (Amila Mujanovic-Hodzic of Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Bonus link:
Wood and resin ring by Brazil's José Luis Sperancini.

Also admiring:
Wooden "Loopy Dog" pin by Maryland illustrator Jon Marchione.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

While they're all pretty, I'm partial to the barely-there looks by Illinois-based La Kasier (Cindy Kaiser).

Bonus link:
Diamond slice ring by California's Jurate Brown.

Also admiring:
Tourmaline slice earrings by DC's FizzCandy Jewelry.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Rings by UK surface designer Stephanie Tudor, featuring slabs of Jesmonite (a stone-like, gypsum-based composite in acrylic resin).

Bonus link:
Jesmonite ring by the UK's Promises Promises (Victoria Myatt).

Also admiring:
Jesmonite brooch by UK silversmith Aillie Anderson.

Friday, December 8, 2017


Flip books!

And so much more! Visit Veronica Meruzzi for creative works that'll make you smile.

Bonus link:
California's Viviane Hebel is inspired by her favourite fantasy books.

Also admiring:
Muybridge's motion studies captured in a bangle by Florida's Green Grackle Studio.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's Chungpepe.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Much of their work is done in my beloved porcelain but I'm especially drawn to these concrete rings by Mondocubo, Berlin-based Italian duo Rossella Flammia & Paolo Picone.

Bonus link:
Concrete & wood ring by Colorado's Yomo Studio.

Also admiring:
Concrete pendant by Texas jeweller Sloan + Tommy (Katie Hinkle).

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Crumbling plaster, smears of paint and swatches of neon acrylic were voted "Least Likely to Become Wearable" in senior year, but just look at them now. Rings above by Argentina's Agustina Chalupowicz.

Bonus link:
Concrete & neon ring by Slovenia's KJ Concrete (Katarina Jeraj).

Also admiring:
Neon plastic earrings by Ohio artist Dana Lynn Harper.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Enamel-on-copper "Splash!" rings by the UK's Judit Patkós.

Bonus link:
Russia's Osmos Studio opts for barely-there enamel instead.

Also admiring:
Reversible enamel necklaces by the UK's Ann Little.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Sculptural shapes and interesting applications of colour make Fabrizio Bonvicini's rings some of my favourite wooden pieces ever! Check out the Italian jeweller for much more.

Bonus link:
More Italian-made wooden rings by Giulia Morellini.

Also admiring:
Oversize wood pendant by Italy's Lavinia Rossetti
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