The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
Ring-Free Thursday: the UK's Jane Sedgwick.
According to the artist, these are the eyes of Michelangelo's David... with Russian prison tattoos underneath.
Inspired by her environment both physical and political Russia's Kate Snap makes interesting jewellery with a gothic flair.
Literally edgy work from Germany's Esther Heite, whom I first noticed by way of these cool "Gumball-Machine" brooches:
Rings by Greek jeweller Evard (Efi Vardaka).
The "Teti" ring from Italy's Art is Therapy (Marco Zagaria) is a "super detailed micro city-sculpture" that "wraps a world around your finger."
Ring-Free Thursday: Spain's Gorda.
I love the acrylic edges on these wooden rings and how that tiny bit of colour has such an impact.
Everything above from Trijn Sieraden (Dutch jeweller Tineke Tichelaar) more to see on her site!
These rings are some of her early work so go visit the UK's Studio Isla (Isla Christie) and check out her more recent pieces, which are fun and... squiggly.
These fun wooden rings are suitable for all plant-adjacent activities, from holding fruit...
...to fondling leaves...
...to harvesting crops. All rings above by Italy's è·te·re (Irene Targa).
This might be my favourite ever "ring-a-day" project. And, the times being what they are, it's a "quarantine" edition! Check out all the fun pieces (and other projects) by visiting Russian jeweller Katia Rabey.
Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's S_S.IL.
I've always loved porcelain fragment rings, like these ones by Dutch jeweller Marlies Dinnissen. I bet it's a lot of fun picking out just the right part of a pattern!
Castro NYC (New York's Terry Castro) creates ornate, fantastical, jewel-encrusted pieces of art. These rings are two of his more subdued works so be sure to check out his full portfolio!
Stunning rings in resin, pigment and pyrite by Indonesia's Olivia Marsha.
Ring-Free Thursday: UK-based Russian jeweller Olga Alianova.
Japan's Kitan Club elevates the faux-food ring by bringing the ring box into the act so what would otherwise just be a salmon ring is actually salmon onigiri! (I'm partial to umeboshi, myself.) Check out the original set here and their latest version here.
"Smooth bone sprinkled with amethyst chips" almost sounds like something out of molecular gastronomy. But this is a jewellery blog, and these are rings by French designer Régis de Saintdo.
Rings with a lot to say...
...even if it's with an inside voice. For more, check out Beautiful Accidents (French jeweller Bruno Caby).
Is armadillic a word? These cool brass rings make me think of armadillos or at least their tails. To see more, visit Russia's Natalia Petrikova.
Ring-Free Thursday: NMARRA (the UK's Jen Stewart).
Rings from Australian jeweller Eli Speaks' "Mexicali" series, which is "inspired by both Mayan and Art Deco architecture."
These "Hive" rings, featuring actual insects that have "lived out their lives in full as working urban honey bees," were "created to raise awareness of the decline in bee populations worldwide."
All rings above by the UK's Misan (Marie Rabe), whose work often features skulls as a motif.
Rings by Portugal's Bergue, self-described "jewellery tailors."
Dutch jeweller Inge Scharink makes 2020 feel just a little better with her whimsical yet well-crafted pieces, some of which are inspired by classical paintings.
Ring-Free Thursday: Ontario's Emma Gerard.
Black porcelain rings by French jeweller Camille Estivals.
"Unicorn hair" rings by Czech jeweller Petra Mohylova, whose other work is coated in colour go have a look!
These "pavement" rings and recycled plastic rings are just some of the work from Argentina's Laura Leyt, whose pieces are 99% recycled material.
Not a ring.
And not a jeweller.
Just a whole lot of creative thinking and photgraphy by the UK's Vanessa McKeown.
Ring-Free Thursday: Argentina's Paloma Vega.
Wooden rings featuring Polaroids (top) and oil paintings (bottom) by French artist Louane Millie Schneider.
Sunken treasure chest vibes from Italy's Pilgiò Di Antonio Piluso.
I am aswoon over these spare yet striking rings (and half-rings) from French jeweller JEM (Jewellery Ethically Minded).
They also do engagement rings!
Visit Spanish artist Juanjo Garcia Martin for sculptural rings and brooches...
...that are often more than what first meets the eye.
Ring-Free Thursday: South Korea's JiYoung Kim.
Architectural and sculptural pieces by Spain's Gerard Valls.
September vibes from Ontario's Kathleen Searle.