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Friday, November 29, 2013

Raul Souza / Jennifer Fisher

I think the blood lends a certain je ne sais quoi, but YMMV. As we head into another weekend, Brazil's Raul Souza helps me to remind you: be safe out there!

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Theresa Duong / Sarah Burchill

A solution for itchy wool gloves?

Check out Toronto artist Theresa Duong for a wide variety of pieces featuring metal, paper and fibre.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Clara Cho / Barbara Cieslicki

Pretty in pink plastic and copper, these rings remind me of minimalist pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs).

I love all the pleats, perforations and plastic from New York's Clara Cho.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sofja Markarova / Mirka Janeckova

Porcelain and gold, two ways, from Estonian jeweller Sofja Markarova.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Tereza Čermáková / Meekz

Czech jeweller Tereza Čermáková offers some interesting perspectives in silver and perspex. "Perspex-tives," if you will. But I don't blame you if you don't.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Natha Khunprasert / Matt White

Your fingertips are a touch sensitive. They do most (if not all) of the work of being a finger, yet it's the rest of the digit that gets to dress up and look nice. UK-based Thai jeweller Natha Khunprasert makes sure your tips get the focus they deserve.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Kota Okuda / House of Alaia

Kota Okuda is in for a penny, in for a pound... sterling. The UK-based Japanese jeweller has a collection that's all coins, all the time, taking full advantage of the device as a design device element.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dinah Lee / The Vagabond Queen

Salt is often the only souvenir I buy when I travel, so you can imagine my appreciation for this "Bone Appétit" series featuring Persian, Italian, Himalayan and Hawaiian salts, among others. The crystals sit on rings made of bone and silver. For more, visit Dinah Lee, an American jeweller currently based in Italy.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Margaret Lim / La Objeteria

More facets today — or, at least, the illusion of them — from the "Facets" collection by Toronto's Margaret Lim. Those strong lines are a common thread throughout much of her work.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Alison Claire / Erica Bello / Francesca Flynn

Faceted Jesmonite from England's Alison Claire (Alison Eardley).

Faceted PMC from New York's Erica Bello.

Faceted resin from the UK's Francesca Flynn.

I'm starting to think I have a thing for facets.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Lilian Mattuschka / Nadine Sizaire

If Lilian Mattuschka were a tree, she'd consist of grapewood... and would be dressed in white silk, apparently. Check out the Italian jeweller's spacer rings (as I like to call this between-fingers style) from "If I Was a Tree."

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jing He / Chupi

Jing He "take[s] making jewellery as a way of asking questions instead of giving answers." Watch the Amsterdam-based Chinese artist turn everyday objects (like an array of kitchen tools) into wearable pieces. The build-a-branch ring shown here is from the "Functional - Nonsense" series.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Minimumnuts / Brandy Pham / Little Peche

Scalloped: a good choice for potatoes, a great choice for rings. Above, rings by the awesomely-named Minimumnuts of Japan.

Scalloped brass with enamel by New York's Brandy Pham.

Painted, lasercut wood by the UK's Little Peche (Maxine Turnock).

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Phenomena Collection / AbHeri

A ring with so many looks, you'll have to do a double-take — twice.

Visit Japan's Phenomena Collection (Fuyuka Tsuji & Keisaku Nagasaki) for some neat perspectives in silver.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Hannah Kyriakou / Anne Sutherland

In her "Unfurling" series, UK jeweller Hannah Kyriakou combines spray-coloured wire, plastic, plaster and pigment, inspired by "the flourishing and also perishing of plants and their distinct texture."

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Friday, November 08, 2013

Payson Ni / Annoushka

"Awesome" doesn't even begin it. I do not have some awe. I have lots and lots of awe. I am full of awe. I am awful awestruck by these rings from Chinese artist Payson Ni.

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Évelie Mouila / Conceptsmithing

Inspired by sign language, these hand pieces represent the letters V (as in "very") and I (as in "interesting"). For more, visit London-based French jeweller Évelie Mouila (may be nsfw).

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Azahara Santoro / Aleksandra Vali

These rings looks like they were dipped into rainbow sherbet...

...which is fitting, because they actually used to dip into rainbow sherbet. Spanish jeweller Azahara Santoro used plastic from dozens of little spoons (notice the punched-out bits) to create her "Old for New" series. Visit her site for more, including rings made of chocolate.

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Amelia May / Red Sky at Night

You know who may have some Aztec-inspired rings? Amelia May. In fact, I'm pretty certain she does. Visit the English jeweller for lots of geometric metal designs!

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Adrienne Stanton / RockaBella Jewels

These sweeping chunks of wood may look like they're from Slope Point, New Zealand, but these rings were actually made from yew wood sourced at Grenadier Pond — halfway around the world from NZ in Toronto, home to jeweller Adrienne Stanton.

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Friday, November 01, 2013

Fiorella Pattoni / Rachel Elizabeth Wood / Carolina Apolonia / Noel K. Micallef / Porcelain and Stone

Five in a Flash for this Friday the first. First up: Costa Rican jeweller Fiorella Pattoni and her "absurdity of our society" cocktail ring.

Jockey ring by UK silversmith Rachel Elizabeth Wood.

"A choreography of oneness #2" by the Netherlands' Carolina Apolonia.

Kinetic arcs from UK silversmith Noel K. Micallef [whose site seems to have gone offline!].

Speckled ceramic from Porcelain and Stone (Massachusetts designer Kimberly Huestis).

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