The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
From "Dust to Dust" by New Jersey's MJ Tyson. Be sure to check out her "Homes" sculpture series, in which the left-behind contents of houses are compacted into single blocks.
Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Kingston Jewellery (Jemima Kingston).
French jewellers 22.77 have a bold but minimal style, some with a texture representing "a long way from clean shapes to chaos."
These rings look to me like someone's insouciant signature, the kind you get to have when there isn't a "t" to cross or an "i" to dot. For more minimal silver jewellery, see Japan's Little Riddle.
I love the cosmic look of this snake ring by Singapore's Ferne Atelier, who also made the ring holders (both in polymer clay; gold rings from By Invite Only). The main theme of their work, however, is botanical as with these awesome turtle terrarium earrings!
Melanie Sherman is a "German ceramic artist living in Kansas City [Missouri], focusing on lavish surface decoration." These pretty designs are achieved by laying decals on porcelain.
Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Laugahey (Kate Lau).
I love the way Russia's Legenti Jewelry (Alexander Varyag) makes use of colour-anodizing in his titanium rings.
Some fabulously chunky Lucite "anvil" rings by New York's Jorge Caicedo Montes de Oca, who normally repurposes old Bakelite to create contemporary jewellery over at The Art of Bakelite.
I don't think I even need to say that these rings come from Greece. What I will say is that they come from, more specifically, Kourtzis Art Pottery, a family business that's been around for 200 years and five generations!
I haven't said this in a while: I am Spinning-Homer excited. I mean, these hedgehog rings are one thing...
...but check out this hedgehog riding a unicorn!
And these bunnies inside a larger bunny!
And so much more, all from the mind of Japan's Rinverre.
Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's Ryungjae Jung.
Rings from the "Movimentos" collection by Portugal's Lia Gonçalves.
Timely and topical rings from Mexico's Leit Motiv (Jhovanna Nieto).
Splattered porcelain rings by Tekne (Bosnian painter Jana Kuvalja).
Colombia's PI PROJECT by Pilar Restrepo does very pretty things with Miyuki beads, silver and thread.
The rings only scratch the surface so go see the rest of her collection.
Ring-Free Thursday: Vancouver's Clarissa Long.
Celestial resin from Japan's Ayano Namihira. Go check out her gorgeous "sunset" earrings!
Serbia's Numen Porcelain (Maja Vucic) uses a distinctive patterning style that really puts a stamp on all her work.
Chunky glass rings from Japan's ennui rosebud.
Georgia-based Yuanzheng Yang, originally from China, started this collection of complex forms and movable parts by "questioning the insecurity of the future."
Ring-Free Thursday: Criselda López of Texas.
Bar ring by Illinois/DC-based ELUKE (Etiti Ayeni), featuring her signature tight coil.
Twofer Tuesday: gem-shaped rings by Germany's KissDesign (Sally Kiss)...
... and Israel's Bardiz (Guy Barda, with the rare faux Herkimer).
Christian Baron is a French tattoo artist who also dabbles in ring-making and I love his designs in both crafts (especially the colouring style)!
From tactile rings...
...to reinterpreted cigar bands...
...to this, Massachussetts' Kaining Wang makes jewellery that invites interaction.
Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's Clever Move.
Some metalwork and upcycled beach plastic from Ireland's ESC Design.
I love these. Japan's Yum (Yumiko Ikezoe) creates something gorgeously refreshing by framing thin slices of stone in just the right pairings.
Lovely apple ring in boro glass, with implosions, by Japan's Ripples.
The jewellery of Revie Objects (Japan's Yumiko Yoneda) is a study in harmony and contrasts.
Ring-Free Thursday: South Africa's Isimodeni.
Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! Among those would be Montreal's Bijoux Pépine (Perrine Marez), whose jewellery is "made with sand, spices and/or natural pigments crystallized in resin."