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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ONoff OFFon / Ellie Air / Sarah Truett

Go into the blue with Japan's ONoff OFFon (Koji Kanamaru).

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A blue ribbon effort from the UK's Ellie Air.

Also admiring:

"Unicorn Vomit" by Georgia enamelist Sarah Truett.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Crezus / Tytti Lindström / Rebekah Price

My interest spiked.

Check out French jeweller Crezus (Alison Briquet), whose world is one of refined punk, colourful Swarovskis and shimmery metals.

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More spikes from Finland's Tytti Lindström.

Also admiring:

Bold and simple Swarovski crystal pieces by Toronto- based Rebekah Price.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Smile Mammy / Art Youth Society / Yummy

My, what a nice... have? Japan's Smile Mammy (Morikazu Matsuda) turns that frown upside down in the creepiest way possible. Also check out the "stare" collection for creepy eyes.

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New York's Art Youth Society has more smiles and other emblems.

Also admiring:

Quirky, thread-drawn pins from Japan's Yummy.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Jordane Somville / Lion Studio / Communion by Joy Smith

I've got my eye(s) firmly planted on French jeweller Jordane Somville. Don't miss her fantastic creations mixing porcelain and live plants! (Since her eye ring is plantless, I couldn't resist including a sneak peek at some earrings.)

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Eye ring by the UK's Lion Studio (Lei Sihan).

Also admiring:

"Third Eye Warrior" necklace from L.A.'s Communion by Joy Smith.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

f. is for frank / Krinkit / Egoism of Mauhe

Yesterday, if you'd said "Frank" and "bunny mask," I, while doubting your commitment to Sparkle Motion, would've thought Donnie Darko.

Today, those words make me think "mask rings by f. is for frank." Check out Texas jewellers Shoshannah Frank and Casey Melton for an array of work in plated pewter.

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The queen of mask jewellery has got to be Croatia's Krinkit (Petra Grgasović).

Also admiring:

Rabbit skull earring by Japan's Egoism of Mauhe (Yūki Nishiyama).

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WWAKE / noa noa / KMH makes

I thought I'd already featured WWAKE's minimalist rings but I may have been thinking of WSAKE's minimalist rings (touch-type "WWAKE WSAKE" five times fast). The New York jeweller — that of the double double-u — serves up little wisps of gold, opals and diamonds.

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For similar rings, but hammered, see Japan's noa noa.

Also admiring:

"Call + Response" ear cuff from Nevada's KMH makes (Karen Hancock).

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MOTH / Hakan Aktuğ / Oh, Bother / Corazon de Galleta

If there was an ante on pencil crayon rings, MOTH just upped it. Check out Indonesian fashion designer Larasati Dewangga Putri and her label, which stands for "Minority Object That Happens" (and watch the making-of video while you're at it).

If you prefer the minimalist route, there's this pencil crayon ring from Turkey's Hakan Aktuğ.

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Pencil crayon rings with acrylic from the UK's Oh, Bother.

Also admiring:

Pencil crayon brooch from Spain's Corazon de Galleta (Ariadna Mateu).

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lestie Lee / Livia Kerr / Antonio Bernardo

Diamonds within diamonds from London's Lestie Lee. Also available with pearls, but what fun is that?

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Another diamond-within-a-diamond from Brazil's Livia Kerr.

Also admiring:

Diamond cage pendant bracelet from Brazil's Antonio Bernardo.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Zuzana Kynčlová / Sara fell

I could make you scroll down for a few more minutes or I could just direct you to the website of Czech jeweller Zuzana Kynčlová (when you're there, be sure to click each image for even more images). Needless to say, I'm Golluming.

Also admiring:

Glass pendant by the UK's Sara fell.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

M. de Phocas / Facile / The Hairy Growler

I love this jeweller — and not because of any vegetative bias.

It's because of rings like "Pigs & Wolf."

And non-rings like this human cannonball. I think you'll love them, too. Check out M. de Phocas, joint venture of Alexis Zambrano and Jesus Torres, who were childhood friends growing up in Mexico before reuniting in New York.

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"Porco" ring by Japan's Facile (Takashi Kojima).

Also admiring:

Flying pig spoon-turned-brooch from The Hairy Growler (the UK's Les Martinez-McCune).

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Berta Sumpsi / Ida Callegaro / Annelie Gross

Rings already course through my veins, but thanks. This brass piece by Spain's Berta Sumpsi is based on an object from the 1564 book Les dix livres de chirurgie by Ambroise Paré, one of the fathers of surgery. Visit her site for lots of interesting work!

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"Life Therapy" pill rings by Italy's Ida Callegaro.

Also admiring:

Orthopedic pieces from "Defects" by UK designer Annelie Gross.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Kathleen Browne / Hart-Variations / Alexandra Louise

Well, this certainly doesn't help my butterfly phobia.

In the Sensum/Sensorium series, "photographic images of the human sensory organs such as eyes, ears, and hands" are "fashioned into butterflies, moths and beetles that are to read as scientific specimens, which present themselves for close examination." To see and read more, visit Kathleen Browne, head of the jewelry department at Ohio's Kent State University.

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Real butterfly wings from California's Hart-Variations (Katie J. Evans).

Also admiring:

Chrysalis pendant from the UK's Alexandra Louise.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Marzo / Michaela Gorcová / Cloelea / Anne Ten Donkelaar

Birds freak me out. Insects freak me out. Thus, being the most bird-like insects, butterflies doubly freak me out. Wings alone, though, I can handle, especially when they look as nice as these "delicate air" rings by Japan's Marzo (Ikumi Shirayama).

Czech jeweller Michaela Gorcová has more pretty wings.

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One more butterfly wing from UK-based French jeweller Cloelea.

Also admiring:

Butterflies in bubbles from Dutch artist Anne Ten Donkelaar.

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Nicole Schuster / François Azambourg / Pippin Blackwell

Too bad I just played my spinning Homer card last week because I am losing my mind over these tubular rings by German jeweller Nicole Schuster! And there are so many! It's like I mouse-clicked on the piñata of my dreams. Treat yourself and take a look!

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Ring with tube of pasta by French furniture designer François Azambourg.

Also admiring:

Tubular pendant by Australia's Pippin Blackwell.