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Friday, November 30, 2012

Mirveta Redzic / Jules Reid / Jenny Sweetnam / Amy McColl / April Marie Hale

It's the end of November already?! Well, let's end the month the same way it started: with Random Pluckings from My Bookmarks! First up is this spinning top ring, made of laminated popsicle sticks, by Mirveta Redzic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

"Lucite Rock" from New York's Jules Reid.

"Cloud" and "Mountain" rings by the UK's Jenny Sweetnam.

Silhouettes in resin by UK jeweller Amy McColl.

Finally, Montana's April Marie Hale prepares us for winter with fur rings from her "Roadkill" collection.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Emefa Cole / Sibylle Flouret

While some people like to flaunt their valuables, London's Emefa Cole prefers to keep her treasures safely hidden in crevasses that invite spelunking.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mödernaked / Natalie Frigo

These may be my favourite animal rings in recent memory. And that's saying something, because there is no shortage of animal rings to be memoried. Brass rings by Spain's Mödernaked.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Deanna Burasco / Matthew Smith

Ooh, yes.

How can something so icy be so hot? I'm loving these resin rings by Kansas City designer Deanna Burasco.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Jane Layton / Kristen Dorsey

Engraved barnacles! Whenever I say "barnacle," I feel like I'm saying "bare knuckle" with some indeterminate accent. And it's weird because barnacles sorta kinda look like knucklebones. But knucklebones aren't even from knuckles, they're from ankles, and sheep ankles, at that. They're what people used to use to play jacks. Anyway, as I was saying: engraved barnacles! See UK jeweller Jane Layton for more.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Eunice Kuo / Kate Walls

My American readers have it so good when it comes to online shopping! For the rest of us, I've put together a little guide of shops that ship to Canada and internationally, including who ships for free and some other bits of info. Maybe my International Shipping Guide can help with your holiday shopping! (Note: none of the links are paid or affiliate links, so I don't gain anything. I just wanted to share my research!)

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While we're all aware of the destructive power of water, UK-based Taiwanese jeweller Eunice Kuo tries to arouse childhood memories of playing happily in the rain. Her silicone rings and hand-pieces are designed to squirt water, surprising the viewer.

More playfulness above: rings from her "Obscura" series, inspired by theme parks.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Noha Khalaf / KD2024

Consider this your jewellery Rorschach test: what do you see?

If you're Australia's Noha Khalaf, it's the observation deck of Seattle's Space Needle — just combine it with the tower brooch!

I love these minimalist takes on famous landmarks; above is her Eiffel Tower ring and pendant. She also has more intricate puzzle pieces in her gallery — check them all out!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Barbora Dzuráková / Barbarian Enterprises

I used to love Jello when I was a kid. Sometimes I'd make it with fruit bits suspended inside. I'm not sure why I brought that up; I really should be talking about Slovakia's Barbora Dzuráková and her gallery of slightly offbeat art jewellery.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Yoko Takirai / Angela Ciobanu

Something tells me Yoko Takirai would be great at Scrabble. The Japanese jeweller (now based in Italy) takes basic building blocks — squares, circles, U-shapes — and combines them in a seemingly endless number of ways, each one a winner.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Moko Sellars / Alex Garnett

This is how life is meant to be! Handfuls of rings for everybody!

I covet these bone china rings by UK product designer Moko Sellars.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Ele Miško / Co.QueLe

Proving that hairy fingers can be attractive.

From silver tubes to rough opals to brass hexagons, Germany's Ele Miško puts her own distinctive stamp on familiar shapes and stones.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gabriela Wysocka / Güliz Kaymaksüt

With names like "Resprout," "Growth" and "Evolver," these rings are truly about the organic, the biological. Ceramic pieces by England's Gabriela Wysocka.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Decuv (Els Cuvelier) / JuDeLovesYou

What ho! I say, old bean, these hats are absolutely ripping!

3D-printed or handmade in silver, it's all playful in the portfolio of Dutch designer Decuv (Els Cuvelier).

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Eleni Ioannidi / Fanciful Devices

Sugar and spice and everything nice? These days, little girls may be more likely to be made of lecithin and guar gum — in which case, these rings are just the thing. While we've previously seen recycled tin jewellery take advantage of the colourful packaging, Greek jeweller Eleni Ioannidi goes for the ingredients list instead!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Yury Bylkov / Angela Grace

This designer... a man...

...of many faces, all of them super cool. Check out the varied work of Russia's Yury Bylkov (see more on his blog and photostream).

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Alexandra Tosto / Mailys Bages / Agata Kosel

When they're worn like this, I call them spacer rings, but maybe this one should be the outerspacer ring. "Parallel Universes" in silver and garnet by UK designer Alexandra Tosto.

"Labyrinthe" spacer ring from French jeweller Mailys Bages.

And the "Duo" ring makes three! Ring by the UK's Agata Kosel.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Paolo Scura / Helen Sutherland

Let's take another foray into the (eroded) urban jungle today with these rings in metal, paint and putty from UK-based Paolo Scura.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Clara Jackson / Tag Urslf

Is it graffiti if you wear it willingly? In her "Urban Remnants" collection, UK jeweller Clara Jackson enjoys "contrasting remnants of derelict free forming fabric elements to the clean angular wire formations," using ripped and faded images of graffiti on "skeletal" structures.

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