The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
In her oh-so-apropos "Anybody There?" series, Austria-based Elisabeth Drude cuts the brains of our communication devices into little wearable speech bubbles.
More of her rings above; visit her site to see the rest!
Ring-Free Thursday: "ball and socket" 3D-printed bangles from Philadelphia's Ellen Sisti.
UK-based Yilin Dong is a "jewellery player" who makes "wooden toys" using magnets, pastels, metals and more.
"Super rings with super powers" by Argentina's Joyas Distintas (Patricia Mogni).
Mesmerizing pleated rings in red brass, stainless steel and polyurethane coating, by Japan's Ryota Watanabe. Check out his gallery for more of this technique, mainly in the form of brooches.
I absolutely love the inspiration behind these "Drive Through" rings!
Visit Pennsylvania's Merha Shahid for more of this fun "Street Wear" collection.
Ring-Free Thursday: Rhode Island-based Chinese artist Jiayi Lao
I love the colour palette and the simplicity of these glass rings by Germany's Polarglas (Nicole Mehnert).
Eclectic art objects from Romania's Horia Câlţea, including a kaleidoscope ring and some Viking vibes.
Rings, resembling cartoon objects come to life, by German designer Santi Zoraidez.
New Caledonia's Loan Favan draws from her South Pacific heritage and a whole lot of imagination for her brand, Naula Studio.
Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Caroline Finlay.
The UK's Chris Boland likes to feature not only the inclusions in the gemstones but also the "marks made during the construction of the work," which "are allowed to remain or are emphasized."
Ceramic rings by Iranian jeweller Marjan Asadi, with inspirations running the gamut from volcanic lava to the work of Mark Rothko.
Japan's Humus Island, self-proclaimed potter and wombat lover, has rings, ring holders and a whole lot of adorable porcelain critters for your perusal.
Aoitori means "blue bird" but there's plenty of other colours on display here, too. Check out Japanese glass artist Michiru Kurii's gallery, including her cool ear cuffs.
Ring-Free Thursday: Italy-based Chinese jeweller Yajie Hu.
Does he look familiar?
What about his colleagues?
All those faces are taken from Rembrandt's 1662 The Syndics and expressed in photographic enamel by Portugal's Zélia Nobre Carré (who also has a more contemporary aestheic, as shown in these house rings).
"Reception," "Holding" and "Release" rings from Hungarian jeweller Andrea Nádai's "Contact" series.
Japan's Nina isn't just inspired by biodiveristy but actively participates in the conservation movement, even beyond creating these incredibly life-like pieces of jewellery.
Sakura blossoms and pearl berries from Czech jeweller Nomio (Milan Nováček).
Ring-Free Thursday: paper and patterns by Bibiha.
Hannibal Lecter would approve. Pÿr Bijoux of France transforms doll skin into, well, wearable skin. If you find these intriguing, go check out the "ear" earrings!
These rings have a sense of sweeping motion that reminds me of those cool but also terrifying fish spirals. For more (rings, not terror fish), check out Dutch jeweller Annelyn Angenent.
Beautiful botanicals (including rosemary, lavender and mint) from Japan's Nazuki Nakamura.
As a lover of lampworking, when I look at glass rings, I usually see the glass first and the ring second. But it's the reverse with these artful pieces by Saki Shimizu, who, along with Yūji Nakano, runs Tri Busoj Glass Crafts House in Japan.
Ring-Free Thursday: Hungary's Gizella Biró.
A smorgasboard of cast aluminum rings from French jeweller 6-soixante.
Russia's Me Scuzi! (Katya Korzh) combines recycled plastic with found pebbles and glass to create these colourful rings that warrant the exclamation point in the name.
Just some of the many pieces from UK-based jeweller Laura Fedus, who treats rings "as hand-held sculptures."
Both these foam insulation rings...
Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Gracie Hinitt (Gracie Fallowfield).