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Vintage mixed-media piece by Kate Tucker

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It could be a necklace, a wall hanging, a headdress.

It is a lovely mixed-media piece by Kate Tucker, a Melbourne, Australia based artist.

Polymer clay jewelry by Cynthia Toops

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I like the textures and forms that Washington state based artist Cynthia Toops creates using polymer clay. Most of Toops’ work is inspired by ethnic jewelry and ancient beads which she and her collaborator/husband Dan Adams collects.

See more of the artists’ work on their website.

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Jewelry made from coins by Stacey Lee Webber

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Philadelphia based artist Stacey Lee Webber uses pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters as building blocks to construct jewelry. Her work is currently being shown at the “The American Made Show” in Philadelphia through February 21, 2014.

Webber also creates large sculptural pieces using coins. To view a previous post on this artist’s work, . . . → Read More: Jewelry made from coins by Stacey Lee Webber

“Chandelier of Lost Earrings” by Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell

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Architectural glass artists Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell have collected 3500 wayward earrings, and other assorted jewelry pieces, to create an enormous chandelier. Standing 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) high and 1 meter (3.2 feet) wide, the dazzling lighting fixture is housed inside a glass house on the grounds of St. Mary’s Maternity Hospital in . . . → Read More: “Chandelier of Lost Earrings” by Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell

Rings inspired from nature by Nora Rochel

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925 silver, red gold

Who wants a $30M white diamond solitaire when they can get a ring with a secret cluster of flowers? or a ring with a secret set of red stamen ensconced in a bed of stamens?

Using gold, silver, bronze and different gemstones, Germany based artist Nora Rochel creates rings with . . . → Read More: Rings inspired from nature by Nora Rochel

Conceptual earrings about the bonds between twins by Sachiko Burgin

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There’s something poignant about this whimsical pair of earrings, entitled “Attached.”

In the artist’s statement, the Toronto, Canada based artist Sachiko Burgin writes, “(Attached) is about the closeness that twins share during childhood. The little sweater sleeves grow into one another to emphasize this connection, and the piece (which is purely . . . → Read More: Conceptual earrings about the bonds between twins by Sachiko Burgin

An automotive bracelet by AKA Jewelry

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I like chunky eccentric jewelry so this bracelet really caught my eye. One side is composed of five glass syringes, filled with machine oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission oil and gasoline. The back of bracelet is made from a timing belt.

This unique piece was made by Ausra Bankauskaite and Mante Maskoliunaite, two jewelers . . . → Read More: An automotive bracelet by AKA Jewelry

Paper book jewelry by Wansena Spearman

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I wouldn’t mind wearing books around my neck, wrist, ears and shoes, especially these ones. Philadelphia based artist Wansena Spearman creates miniature books from parts of actual vintage books. For a rustic touch (and extra-crispness), she burns the edges of the pages. Lovely!

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Jewelry by Kristal Romano

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New Jersey based artist Kristal Romano takes ordinary objects, like credit cards, and combines them with traditional jewelry metals to create wearable sculptures.

In her artist’s statement she writes, “My interest lies in cultural notions of value and the use of commodities. The fact that most value is relative and subjective stimulates various questions. How . . . → Read More: Jewelry by Kristal Romano

Michelle Hur creates jewelry which reflects our times

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BARNACLES – screws, chain, gemstones, hardware findings – 2011photo by Esther Fell

Model wearing the “Barnacles” necklace

This past week some hair-raising events have unfolded. Two bombs in Boston, a massive explosion/fire raging at a fertilizer plant in Texas, a foiled Al Qaeda terror plot targeting a train in Canada.

The jewelry designs of New . . . → Read More: Michelle Hur creates jewelry which reflects our times