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Friday, September 28, 2018

While we sense the end of another week, Georgia's Christina Chivone explores our dependence on technology in "Sensing the End of Humanity."

Bonus link:
The sleep-tracking Oura Ring from Finland.

Also admiring:
Audio-splitter/plane adapter "Duo" bracelet by Spain's Damián Calvo.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's Jiye Yun.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Alain Roggeman, a jewellery instructor from Belgium.

Bonus link:
One more wood-and-silver ring from Spain's Paola Duque.

Also admiring:
Wooden earrings by Brazil's Zá Scalon.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

In case you've ever wondered, "plexiglass" is a generic term for acylic sheet while "Plexiglas" (with one "s") is a trademark. ("Lucite" is also a trademark, though I can't quite bring myself to give it an "L" in the same way that I almost never capitalize "kleenex.") With that out of the way, here are some definitely-plexiglass, maybe-Plexiglas rings by Serbia's Lucent (Vladimir Zaharijevic).

Bonus link:
Plexiglass rings by Greek designer Dimitris Zelios.

Also admiring:
Flying plexiglass pigs necklace by the UK's Nelly Rhey (Tracey Lyle).

Monday, September 24, 2018

What's an earring doing on a ring blog?

Take a closer look...

...and you'll see they're actually composed of tiny, 1mm-diamond engagement rings! Check out UK-based Ami Masamitsu for more, including actual rings and single sequins.

Bonus link:
Diamond solitaire by New York's Kwiat, in their patented "Ashoka" cut.

Also admiring:
Pinky-ring-wearing hand pendant by Australia's Andy Hutson.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Current obsession: rings (and more) by Spain's Agustina Ros, most of which are not just glass but blown glass.

Bonus link:
Frosted, faceted glass rings by Czech jeweller Jakub Líbal.

Also admiring:
Hollow glass bead necklace by Germany's Kettenmacherin (Monica Nesseler).

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Germany-based Joohee Han.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Ups and Downs" ring by Portugal's Kathia Bucho, who "shifts between mechanical structures and geometric shapes that were extracted from their existing urban environment."

Bonus link:
Movable ring by Ben Hopson of Georgia's Hopson Kinetic Jewelry.

Also admiring:
Kinetic orbital pendant by New York's Phetteplace Studio (Sarah Phetteplace).

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The technique in her "Identity" series makes me think of corrugated cardboard but the inspiration actually comes from ancient times. Read about it and see more interesting conceptual work from jeweller Yi Cao, based in Germany.

Bonus link:
Silver "cardboard" ring by Croatia's Carlos Ignacio Bellante.

Also admiring:
Germany's Dorisse Häusler has tons of colourful corrugated cardboard wearables.

Monday, September 17, 2018

A sampling from the cat-alogue of Thailand's Komic Jewelry.

Bonus link:
Resin cat-ear ring by the UK's Swann Jewels (Kira-Louise Swann).

Also admiring:
Sweet little cat-head earrings from Japan's Barbotage.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Ever seen a ring... form itself? German jeweller Janika Slowik's "Blurred" ring does just that.

Check out her site for the video, as well as other works in clear acrylic (like the cuff pictured above).

Bonus link:
Hungary's Balázs Botos makes clear acrylic rings to be formed by you.

Also admiring:
From "Acrylic Adornments" by Iowa-based Rachel Andrea Davis.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Katie Smart.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Pool and door rings, with perspective, by Latvia's Ruta Kiskyte. Definitely check out her site for lots of interesting work! (You may remember her old site, Hairy Sock, which I mentioned in passing a few years ago.)

Bonus link:
"Perspective" ring by Australia's Her Banana (Chu Kim).

Also admiring:
"Perspective" earrings by Turkey's Studio Nada (E. Dizem Ekicioğlu & Nazli Cangönül).

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A sampling of wearable art from Georgia-based Zinyo's Jewelry (Joey Xinyu Zhang).

Bonus link:
Australia's Rachel Laura Gorman has bunches of pretty blooms.

Also admiring:
"Luminis" pin by Spain's Rosa Nogués.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Here's one I've loved for years, though it's only a few months ago that I found the brand's own site: the UK's RawObjekt (Ananda Ung).

Bonus link:
More folded metal from AeraArtwear (Mika Kaskantami) of Greece.

Also admiring:
"Sweet Squama" bangle by Japan's Yusuke Yamamoto.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Aside from the tiny inlaid bits on the "bonus" link in this post from 2011, there's never been a suede ring on this blog until now.

But enough riveting facts from me. Visit Romania's Ana Marchetanu for the rest of this collection... and more.

Bonus link:
Leather chain ring by the UK's SlinkyLinks.

Also admiring:
Suede earrings by Onyah Goods (Becca Webb) of Texas.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Ohio's Teresa Kiplinger.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Perforations Preferred: check out Russia's Irina Latkina.

Bonus link:
Perforated "Dune" ring by Pakistan's Zohra Rahman.

Also admiring:
Perforated earrings by Florida's Iris Ledesma.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Pieces from "When You See Light" by UK-based Yirong (Cathy) Zhu.

Bonus link:
"Lumen" ring with bright gold patch by arcanaAg (New Mexico's Amna Shiekh).

Also admiring:
"Morning Light" brooch in shell and glass by Estonia's Kadi Veesaar.

Monday, September 3, 2018

It won't be long now 'til we get the crisp, clean air of autumn. In the meantime, here are the crisp, clean cuts and lines of Japan's Januka.

Bonus link:
Clean, minimal ring by Japan's Sumiiro.

Also admiring:
Emerald-cut earrings from California's Vrai & Oro
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