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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The only thing scarier than these incredible rings may be the artist's brooches... inspired by GERMS! Don't miss the creative works of Sweden's Sanna Brantestad.

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Ghost ring with candy corn cabochon by Minnesota's Richelle Schmitz.

Also admiring:
Estonia-based Erinn M. Cox's "Throwing Salt Over My Left Shoulder" superstition brooch.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Geometric cement rings by Italy's Ininedesign (Ilaria Zelli).

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Concrete ring by the UK's Fawn and Rose.

Also admiring:
Convertible concrete jewellery by New York's Siweiware (Siwei Ren).

Monday, October 29, 2018

Lovely 3D-printed "Seedling" rings by Colorado's Zimbardi Studios (Julia Strauss), who also does interesting bench work.

Bonus link:
3D-printed zigzag ring by California's Guava Collections (Carlos E. Pérez).

Also admiring:
3D-printed earrings by the Netherlands' Phylicia Gilijamse.

Friday, October 26, 2018

BLOOM goes the dynamite "Nature Beyond Nature" ring by Oregon-based Diya Wang.

Bonus link:
More silver flowers from the UK's Jasmine Bowden.

Also admiring:
Floral bead by DC-based Chilean jeweller Analya Céspedes.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Ariel YC Tsai.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Rings above by Kimha (South Korea's Hayan Kim), who works by "fusing unusual materials and using new techniques combined with traditional methods."

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Some more bubbly acrylic from Italy's Izumi Jewels.

Also admiring:
Acrylic brooch by Australia's Sandie Lee Designs.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Russia's Yuri Shashkov doesn't call these "steampunk" (and there's nary a cog or clock to be seen) yet that's the overwhelming vibe I get. Not that categories matter — just go check out the rest of his work!

Bonus link:
3D-printed steampunk ring by Italy's Sebastiano Di Grazia.

Also admiring:
Steampunk necklace by Oregon's Steampunk Nation.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Minimalism, flat-out, by Romania's Monom (Georgiana Ciceo).

Bonus link:
Flat band by Nevada's Crazyass Jewelry Designs (Mark & Claudia Fernandes).

Also admiring:
Flat earrings by Japan's Yakin Ataka.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Some fab slabs of agate from Germany's Julia Obermaier.

Bonus link:
Dendritic agate ring by New York's Judi Powers.

Also admiring:
Agate slice cuff by New York's Sydnie Wainland.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's 1064 Studio.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

French jeweller Margaux Cormier is "passionate about ancient sewing objects" and "gives new life to these forgotten treasures that are so often hidden away in a box under a layer of dust in the attic."

Bonus link:
Ceramic button ring by Italy's Officine Gualandi.

Also admiring:
"Darning" brooch by the UK's Iona McCuaig, who mixes jewellery with history.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Check out Argentina's MFG Gres for stoneware goods including rings (of course) and various adorable critters.

Bonus link:
Black ceramic rings by the Ukraine's Natali Ryazhenova.

Also admiring:
Reclaimed stoneware clay earrings by the UK's Dylan Ceramics.

Monday, October 15, 2018

These remind me of wine stoppers... or maybe gems on pedestals, which would make sense for rings made by an Austrian gemology expert like J. Kleeberg.

Bonus link:
Container ring with removable top by Dutch jeweller Stefan Tijssen of Atelier Victor Tijssen.

Also admiring:
Brass cone pendant by Lauren Harper Collection of Illinois.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Small Factory Ring is a project by Japan's Kaori Tazoe, who produces these refined industrial rings at an actual factory in Tokyo.

Bonus link:
Toronto's Twisted Metal in Motion upcycles factory parts.

Also admiring:
Hexnut earrings by Bulgaria's Pollyline Studio (Polly Sergeeva).

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: Texas jeweller Nak Armstrong.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Is there such a thing as machine-shop chic? There is now. Check out Denmark's Ninna York.

Bonus link:
Industrial ring from the "Bolts" collection by Denmark's Line & Jo.

Also admiring:
Industrial cuff by the UK's Silverskin Jewellery (Joseph Monk).

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

I love the contrast of the plain and carved portions of these rings, especially when they create a horizon effect.

For more, including lots of animal-head rings, visit Michi Román, a Puerto Rican jeweller based in Spain.

Bonus link:
"River" ring by Montana's Marina Kessler.

Also admiring:
"Inverted Landscapes" by Denmark's Louise Hjort.

Monday, October 8, 2018

I think those koalas might be onto something. Above: some tempting eucalyptus leaves and fruit (aka gumnut) by Atelier Nómada (Australia-based Romanian jeweller Flavia Barar).

Bonus link:
Eucalyptus-eating-koala ring by Israel's Genia Meirov.

Also admiring:
Eucalyptus earrings by Macedonia's BipArt (Biljana Klekachkoska).

Friday, October 5, 2018

If you're watching your daily salt intake, I apologize.

Israel's Naama Bergman is doing gorgeous things with salt, whether it's this salt, iron & hemp necklace or the salt and graphite rings above.

Bonus link:
"Salt" ring by Norway's Salt Studio (Tone Berglihn).

Also admiring:
Cast salt pendant by Romania's Atelier Jamais (Rada Ureche).

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Ring-Free Thursday: UK-based Mara Balode.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Presented without comment: "Comment On My Femininity and I'll Punch You In the Face" by New York's Basha Harris.

Bonus link:
"Ugly Without Makeup" ring by Hungary's Kövér Dóra Rea.

Also admiring:
Lipstick earrings by the UK's full-of-fun Lou Taylor.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

It may be October here but it's July in Wonderland. If you love crystals, check out the Ukranian brand's myriad rings and pendants.

Bonus link:
"Skullcrusher" ring by Atlanta, Georgia's Hunter & Co.

Also admiring:
Raw crystal pendant by the UK's Tumble and Rose.

Monday, October 1, 2018

In honour of 10/01, some mirrored rings (which remind me of the entrance to Tokyu Plaza in Harajuku) by Hungary's Eszter Sára Kocsor.

Bonus link:
Mirror ring by India's Tushna Jewel Art (Tushna Patell).

Also admiring:
Mirrored acrylic balloon dog brooch by Australia's Kitschy Koo Design.
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