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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Floor Mommersteeg / Natalie Jane Harris


There are hearts where my pupils used to be — should I consult a doctor? Nah, I'd rather spend more time staring at these gorgeous rings (shown with brooches) by Dutch jeweller Floor Mommersteeg.



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Monday, November 29, 2010

Niamh Spain / Claudio Tacchi


Can you guess the inspiration?



Filmstrip, maybe?



Guess again.



Visit Ireland's Niamh Spain for a collection of architecturally-inspired pieces in powder-coated silver.



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Friday, November 26, 2010

Spacer Ring Week: Laura Pregger / Julia Fujita


Closing up Spacer Ring Week is, fittingly, a ring made of something you use to close things up! Clustered button ring by Switzerland's Laura Pregger.



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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Spacer Ring Week: Runa Vethal Stølen / Pitipú


For the penultimate day of Spacer Ring Week, I bring you these T-bar rings in silver and steel by Norwegian jeweller Runa Vethal Stølen.



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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Spacer Ring Week: Heather Bayless / Anne von Waechter


Spacer Ring Week continues. Warm up your purring muscles, because you'll be droning in awe at the beautiful organic creations of Kansas-based jeweller Heather Bayless. (She's married to equally talented metalsmith Dukno Yoon, whom I blogged in March.)



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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Spacer Ring Week: Tetrahedron (Agnieszka Fijałkowska) / Alison Jackson


Continuing with Spacer Ring Week, these futuristic swoops in anodized aluminum are the "personal tuning" rings by Polish product designer Tetrahedron (Agnieszka Fijałkowska).



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Monday, November 22, 2010

Spacer Ring Week: Linda van Niekerk / Biane Motta


Slot, gap, blank, margin, interval, in-between, midway and cleft — all words I considered when I decided I need a way to describe those between-the-finger rings. In the end, I decided to go simple with "spacer ring." These pieces rest in the in-between space and do separate the digits like a spacer (while "space" without the "r" makes me think of outer space) so... spacer ring, it is! And I hope you like them, because that'll be my theme all week long!


First up is this giant ball of pine from Australia's Linda van Niekerk. The large spherical shape is ideal for nestling between, rather than on, the fingers.



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Saturday, November 20, 2010

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Stephanie Voegele / Mr. Kate


Because you never know when...



...you might need a disguise. Check out Georgia's Stephanie Voegele, who gives you plenty to explore over the weekend.



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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jinju Kim / FuturoRemoto (Gianni De Benedittis)


Nobody panic! I've been to an IKEA!



There. (I'm pretty sure that one piece is supposed to stick out.) Assembled ring by UK-based Korean jeweller Jinju Kim, most of whose work centers around beading and pierced metal.



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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Farrah Al-Dujaili / Allover Art


UK artist Farrah Al-Dujaili considers drawing an important part of her design process — so much so that her drawing materials are incorporated right into her metalwork. These copper rings are coated not just in enamel but also pencil and watercolour.



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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Li-Chu Wu / Lisette Colijn




While some people risk their lives tornado-chasing, I get my thrills from the safety of my chair, admiring these tornado-like paper rings by UK-based Taiwanese jeweller Li-Chu Wu.



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Monday, November 15, 2010

Saori Kita / Kristin Coffin




I'm no botanist, but I'm pretty sure gemstones grow on trees. At least, that's what Australia's Saori Kita has me convinced of, with these stones budding from cast metal twigs.



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Saturday, November 13, 2010

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Jinsun Eo / MelanyBE




It's not just jewellery, it's "zooelry!" This awesome anthropomorphic herd — as well as the rings from Wednesday and Thursday of this week — created by... drumroll, please... South Korea's Jinsun Eo. For much, much more from this artist, visit Popcraft (navigation hint: once you click on one of the subpages via the folders on the right, easily page through the site by clicking the numbers at the bottom of the page).



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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mystery Jeweller (to be revealed Friday!) / PUR Atelier (Hans Hermann Lingenbrinck)






I suddenly understand the appeal of trainspotting. Continuing with this week's mystery jeweller, here are some fabulous kinetic rings.



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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mystery Jeweller (to be revealed Friday!) / Yum Yum Pendants


I saw this...




...which made me go like this.




I love this jeweller so much, I just have to post pictures through Friday (sorry, queue!), at which point I'll reveal who it is!



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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Janet Theresa Miller / Lunarrastar


Continuing from yesterday, here are some more gnarly plant limbs — this time, it's Janet Theresa Miller of Victoria, BC. While they are lovely, something about them has triggered terrifying flashbacks to Disney's "The Watcher in the Woods." If you need me, I'll be cowering in a corner, trying not to think of mirrors and blindfolds.



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Monday, November 08, 2010

Rebecca Barton / Marcelle Lawson-Smith


Rebecca Barton shows us the roots of her inspiration — literally. The Illinois artist, inspired by plant life, explores everything from the leaves to the oft-ignored roots.



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Friday, November 05, 2010

Branca Cuvier / Stephanie Schroder


Well, I guess this is one way you could carry some cash without having to bring your entire purse.



On the other hand, there's this "Money Stick" option (as long as the bartender doesn't mind getting paid in strips). Be sure to check out all the interesting work in the portfolio of Branca Cuvier, a Portuguese artist based in Amsterdam.



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