The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
Whether it's imagining a "Future that Never Was" or ruminating on the bubble gum that litters her streets, Nova Scotia-based Aleena Derohanian infuses her work with fun and humour.
Ring-Free Thursday: Spain's Chokolom (Esther Ortiz-Villajos).
These rings in crystal, paper, resin and glitter look to be bursting with excitement. And why not? For more, visit Welsh jeweller Osian Efnisien.
"Intimate Relationship" series in silver, brass and acrylic by the UK's Molly Wang.
Is there a word for an eighth of a sphere? Quaversphere? Demiquartersphere? I think "eglesphere" has a nice ring to it but we'd have to check with UK-based Lithuanian designer Egle Banyte.
Monoliths may have been the craze of late 2020 but Italy's Margherita Chinchio (in collaboration with Alan Stefanato) was ahead of the curve because these monolith rings were actually created in 2016. 2016... just like the Utah monolith. Hmmm.
Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Studio Hau (Annika Hauschild).
These fun rings with interchangeable "gems" were the precursors to UK jeweller Sibley Sparling's current collection. Her aim is "to create modern pieces that consist of clean lines, quality materials and a splash of colour."
2021 is going to be more than O.K., like these rings by the UK's Olivia Kane.
It's my last post of 2020! What a memorable year. As always, thank you for reading. Have a great holiday, stay safe and see you in 2021!
South Korea's Jeongsun Choi uses nylon to "express the fluidity and transparency of water," creating jewellery that mimics "skin wrapped around the fluid water and moisture filled body." Check out the entire gallery for the full effect!
For logistical reasons, I'm a big NO on a white Christmas this (or any) year. I'll take a white ring, though, like this Tyvek piece by Germany's Viveka Valentin...
...or this Corian ring by Belgium's Nina Faivre.
These rollercoastery rings are a lot, in the best way. Their complexity reflects the "reality of growing metropolises," one of the artist's inspirations. For more, visit the Netherlands' Inesa Kovalova.
Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's Sang-deok Han.
At the intersection of sculpture and jewellery lies this series by French jeweller Elisa Wallois, who's influenced by architecture and the society in which we live.
"The Distance Between" is the result of a collaboration between Rhode Island-based jewellers...
...James Cradit (who made this brass ring)...
...and Cicy Zhu (whose "H-pattern" ring is shown above).
South Korea's Yeonkyung Kim will "Enrich Your Soul" with her gemstone art.
Australia's Elizabeth Shaw has so much going on like kinetic birds, rotary wheels and heads that are mortars (the "& pestle" kind, not the warfare kind) it's hard to know where to start. When in doubt, dog, so here's her "Fixed Dog" (and "Fixed Cat") ring, featuring broken ceramic and recycled silver. Visit her site for the rest!
Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's Nayeon Ahn.
My first thought was that these looked like parts of a miniature space station, so it's fitting that they're from the "Stardust" series by Chile's Taibe Palacios. To see her series made of seaweed, visit her site!
Rings by Panayiotis Panayi of Cyprus, who mixes materials like electrical cable and colourful heat shrink tubing with silver, titanium and other metals.
Rings (and bangle) by Iran's Najmeh Rad.
Can you spot the marginally Christmas-related element in this ring? It's made of brass... and turkey. Turkey feather, that is. For more from this lovely series, visit China's Chloe Jiang.
Ring-Free Thursday: Hungary's Kiskery Design (Daniel Kiskery).
The only X-Men movie I've liked is the original "it certainly is a big, round room" one (maybe because it's the only one whose plot I can actually remember) but I can still appreciate these Magneto and Wolverine rings by South Korea's Park Jae Hyuk.
"Transparencia" rings from Italy's Genos, who you can visit for more contemporary work in metal and paper.