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Monday, May 31, 2010

Steuart Bremner / Chatrine Rinman

I have seen the light. Turns out, it was a ring! This concept by Colorado artist Steuart Bremner is one of my favourite takes on the temporary ring. Of course, you could always go for tanlines to make them last a little longer.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Maria Hanson / Frida Jeppsson / Maria Volokhova / Anita Dineen / La Poterie

Our Friday runneth over with cups!

Above: "Decadence" wearable punch cup by England's Maria Hanson.

Cocktail ring, literally, by Sweden's Frida Jeppsson.

"Coppurings" by Ukranian jeweller Maria Volokhova.

"Tea Party" by Australia's Anita Dineen.

Finally, a little role reversal: rings worn by cups! Made by Japan's La Poterie and available here at handmade wares shop Oyatsu (which means "snack").

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Caz Guiney / Alexandra Bletsas

Paris and Milan may be famous for fashion but no city is as well-accessorized as Melbourne. "City Ring" is one of two installation series by Australian artist Caz Guiney, who, in 2003, embedded fourteen of her handmade rings into her urban environment.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Louis Mueller / Patricia Madeja

Louis Mueller has a golden rule(r)...

... to make amusing rings. Visit the Rhode Island jeweller's site for more.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

La Chiocciolina (Atinuj Tantivit) / Sophie Marie Smith

In her "Ring for Each Finger" series, Thai artist Atinuj Tantivit gives the traditional fourth finger a rest and honours "each [other] finger with its own representative ring." I'm guessing the button represents the pointer and the index cards represent "thumbing" through. But wait... those are thumb tacks, aren't they? While I mull this over, visit her site, La Chiocciolina.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Petra Schou / Georg Spreng

Cones: from cradling delicious ice cream to making gorgeous rings, is there anything they can't do? This "funnels" ring is by Swedish metalsmith Petra Schou, who tries to "relieve the solidity and rigidity of metal by adding a sense of air and movability."

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Geoff Riggle / Cheap Monday

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?

A: Because dodecahedrons are awesome.

That's no punchline, but that's also no lie.

Awesomeness brought to you by Ohio artist Geoff Riggle.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

AHead Creative / Nicolas Cheng

Erase the word "erasing" from your vocabulary. Henceforth, it can only be known as "erasering." Createrated by Balance Wu and Chin Yang of Taiwan's AHead Creative.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fdotlove (Frank Love) / Andi Monn

Ceci n'est pas une pipe, of course, but it might make a "peep."

The "Wysle" ring is — sound it out — a whistle ring. Find lots more of interest at Fdotlove, online home of California designer Frank Love.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Hannah Ren / Bonfire Folk (Kim Victoria Wearne) / Kirsten Hendrich

The name says it all: "Beautiful Decay" in fine silver and enamel by Australia's Hannah Ren.

Just as corroded and just as pretty are these "Into the Fire" rings by Bonfire Folk (Kim Victoria Wearne), also from Australia.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Eric de Gésincourt / Sergio Colon

I'm in heaven — and manning the pearl, formica, resin, acrylic, tagua and aluminum gates is French jeweller Eric de Gésincourt.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fiona Mitcham / Caroline Lindholm / Jason Moss

Wanderlust + metallust = Fiona Mitcham. The UK jeweller's rings not only are etched with topographical maps, but also cleverly echo the arc of a sextant!

Now, if you're so directionally challenged that you can barely tell your right from your left (let alone east from west), these rings by Sweden's Caroline Lindholm should help you out.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Theresa Burger / My Heart Monster

Three years ago, I started adding those "even more jewellery" links after each post because I wanted a place for jewellers who don't necessarily have rings as a focus. Since then, I've had many an "argh!" moment when I've re-visisted a site and found it updated with — what else? — fabulous rings. Well, it's happened again... but this time, because I am weak, I'm going to break my "no repeats" rule. New on South African designer Theresa Burger's site are these amazing rings that look like quartz but are actually resin!

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nancy Wu / Melissa Pedersen

If I upset any clean freaks yesterday (don't get me wrong — I'm a "freak" myself), maybe these rings will atone for that. After all....

... they're made entirely of soap! By California designer Nancy Wu, these are the "small" incarnation of her "Momentary Reasons" series; just wait 'til you see the "large."

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Eriko Unno / Niiro Jewelry

Do you hear that rustling? That's the collective sound of neatniks squirming in their seats. These chaotic gold wire rings are by Japanese jeweller Eriko Unno.

Relax — she does clean, too. If you visit her site, don't miss her cassette-tape jewellery!

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Friday, May 07, 2010

Ute Decker / Mike and Mary / Jolene Kritzinger / Beth Essex / Claire Dries / Caroline Bassett

Ending the week with a small round-up of modern silver rings.

Up first: sculptural wire by London-based German jeweller Ute Decker.

Sterling disc by Oklahoma's Mike and Mary.

Fence-like bands by South Africa's Jolene Kritzinger.

Loopy teardrops by UK jeweller Beth Essex.

Rough and striated ring by Belgium's Claire Dries.

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