The Carrotbox Jewellery Blog
These rings are so cool and striking, you'd never think that they came from humble beginnings. Check out Texas artist Charity Ridpath for more pieces featuring recycled salad containers, produce bags and other single-use plastics.
Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Erstwilder.
China's Xinia Guan hand-saws silver, gold and stainless steel to create mesmerizing, even meditative patterns.
Rings unlacq any I've ever seen: incredible lacquer work by Japan's Keisuke Sano.
I always find clean, flat edges on glass to be deeply satisfying, so you can imagine my utter satisfaction with Japan's Kazumi Fukasawa.
French artist Marie Guerrier creates sculptures "from miniature to monumental," like the wearable rings you see here to the larger installations you can and should! view in her gallery.
Ring-Free Thursday: Poland's Sergiusz Kuchczynski.
For that "just raided the antiquities wing of the museum" look, visit Spain's Assumpta Bou.
If you still associate "bead rings" with those friendship rings from elementary school, check out French jeweller Nina Mikha for her grown-up take on the old classic.
Or arm. Either way, Spain's AntroPiko has your octopus jewellery needs covered.
Eunseok Han really has her creative juices and colas and beers flowing. The South Korean artist uses drink cans as her colour palette, creating jewellery that blooms bright and pretty. Don't miss her brooches, necklaces and other works!
Ring-Free Thursday: Hungary's MintaLabor.
Oxidation as decoration by South Africa's Birgit Duval.
These rings are UK-based Malaysian jeweller Caron Ang's "attempts at capturing the intricacy and fluidity of the blood vessels." Below, another of her branchial (so to speak) rings:
Rings, with a punk sensibility, by Japan's Chigo.
Please look at these rings for at least twenty seconds. This COVID-19 "Wash Your Hands" set brought to you by UK-based Immie Spilsbury.
Ring-Free Thursday: Australia's Sharka Bosakova.
Some gorgeous matte petals from Portugal's Ana Sales.
Just some blue vibes today with these rings in titanium and lapis lazuli by Australia's Lia Rita Anderson...
...this glass ring by Japan's Itsuka Glass Works (Itsuka Ito)...
...and this sapphire ring by New York's Paradiiso.
These rings please me. I am pleased. If you please, visit Spain's Maria Ninot for many more pieces.
These rings by Norway's Elisi Halvorsen aren't just spooky because of their ghostly appearance they're made of white candlewax, a staple of respectable haunted houses everywhere. For more of Elisi's work, check out her line, Amaltea.
Ring-Free Thursday: Japan's Naoko Yoshizawa.
"Gettin' Griddy Wit It"... would be a terrible caption that doesn't do justice to South Korea's Lee Sangmi and her cool geometric pieces.
Gradually, over the course of my blogging history, I've gone from "signets make me think of Teamsters" to "give me all the signets, please," thanks to rings like these by New York's Claus Jewelry (Erin Claus).
Spain's Kiseno offers up an interesting mix of urban, industrial and whimsical elements.
I love the drawbridginess (it's a word) of these "Souvenir" series rings (above top). Also pictured are rings from the "My Precious Stones" series, featuring minerals like calcium and fossilized coral. All rings above by Spain's Sebastià Macia, whose style feels unique in the true sense of the word.
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.