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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Crezus / Tytti Lindström / Rebekah Price
Monday, April 21, 2014
Smile Mammy / Art Youth Society / Yummy
My, what a nice...
...you 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.
New York's Art Youth Society has more smiles and other emblems.
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.)
Eye ring by the UK's Lion Studio (Lei Sihan).
"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.
The queen of mask jewellery has got to be Croatia's Krinkit (Petra Grgasović).
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.
For similar rings, but hammered, see Japan's noa noa.
"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.
Pencil crayon rings with acrylic from the UK's Oh, Bother.
Pencil crayon brooch from Spain's Corazon de Galleta (Ariadna Mateu).
Monday, April 14, 2014
Lestie Lee / Livia Kerr / Antonio Bernardo
Friday, April 11, 2014
Zuzana Kynčlová / 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.
"Porco" ring by Japan's Facile (Takashi Kojima).
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!
"Life Therapy" pill rings by Italy's Ida Callegaro.
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.
Real butterfly wings from California's Hart-Variations (Katie J. Evans).
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.
One more butterfly wing from UK-based French jeweller Cloelea.
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!
Ring with tube of pasta by French furniture designer François Azambourg.
Tubular pendant by Australia's Pippin Blackwell.