The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
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).
A dreamy assortment of plastic "Breath" rings from South Korea's Yoonjung Choi.
Hungarian jeweller Noémi Gera's sweeping designs remind me of the raked sand of Japanese rock gardens.
Minimalist (except in size) quartz and black jade pieces from Estonia's Triin Kukk.
China's Yuan Yuan Liu explores parental authority and "the dynamic between freedom and restriction."
Ring-Free Thursday: South Africa's Erika Wessels.
South Korea's Jaesun Won does some gorgeous things with lines of metal and thread. And not just rings:
Putting the "joy" in joyas is Argentina's Pilar Achury, with her exuberant colour palette.
Clear glass rings with barely-there details from Japan's millmill.
These fun rings look like they were born to be in a pop group from the late 1990s you know, if jewellery could literally sing. They're even made of Jesmonite, which sounds like a band whose CD you bought after you saw them perform on MTV. But maybe it's just me. For more, check out the UK's Hayley Irving.
Ring-Free Thursday: Belgium's Juan Harnie (and his glue gun).
"Infinite" rings (which should've been the name of my blog) by Hungary's Vero Lázár.
Newly-launched "Bijou" rings from Japan's sAn, purveyors of acrylic jewellery in interesting shapes.
Pretty porcelain rings from Turkey's Dudu Ceramics.
"Broken Snowflake," "Meltwater" and "Fissure" rings by French jeweller Capucine Huguet of Capucine H, who was inspired by her travels to Svalbard, Norway, one of the world's northernmost settlements.
Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's Seonyong Lee.
Consider this a bit of foreshadow-ring.
As promised, big rings from Israel's Gali Greenfeld.
Entire worlds of colour in layers of enamel from Berlin-based South African jeweller Nora Kovats.
Bracelet, ring, or bracelet ring? Jewellery from the "Evolution" series by the UK's Yuliana Ilina, who says, "My jewelry is alive."
These "Insert Rings" by Romania's Szidon Zsakó feature silver "boxes" and interchangeable pieces that can be inserted or even worn on their own. (I hear they get lonely when you do that, though.)
Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Yuka Tanai.
Finger-wear (and some of my favourite foods) from "Plastic Into Bodies" by Chinese jeweller Yonghui Duan, inspired by the problem of plastic packaging.
It's Inna Monastyrna's world solar system and we're just living in it. Check out Jam Inc, the Israeli designer's collection, for tons of creative, playful jewellery.
Rings in cement, metal and resin by Italy's Marie Therese Wolf.