Pittsburgh's Paul Michael Bierker is a jeweler who makes incredible, nerdy rings and other jewelry, from the Tie Fighter engagement rings to the Han Solo in Carbonite rings (also available as a pendant). Read the rest
The visual style and fashion of Twin Peaks has never looked so cool as it does these days, if you ask me. Paste Magazine has put together a little "style guide" to copping the fashion of each iconic character -- as the holidays are coming up, just feel free to send me everything. Except the denim vest, because ew.
I still think about this Twin Peaks-inspired fashion line from last year -- although the online storefront doesn't seem to be around anymore, the widely-circulated images are a good example of how to derive style from symbols. And here are the eloquent results of a time David Lynch worked on a fashion collection.
There are a lot of Twin Peaks-themed jewelry crafts on Etsy, but this subtle "statement ring" is my favorite.
It's an idea whose time has come: combine the hyper-realistic plastic molded food you see out front of some Japanese and Korean restaurants with jewelry to make it look like you're wearing glistening, perfect meals. Read the rest
Glashütte's Nomos rings are clever little fidget-rings that act as sundials: you adjust the little sliding rings to the correct date, turn it to the sun, and the shadow cast by the little ring tells you the time. Read the rest
From her workshop in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Amy, AKA Rapscallion Design makes wonderful, creepy, whimsical zombie and Star Wars jewelry and suchlike from polymer clay and laser-cut acrylic, like the R2D2 and C3PO Best Friends Necklace Set (above) and the Wicket cufflinks (right) -- and so many more that I couldn't help but include them below. Read the rest
Everyone should know how to do this. Read the rest
Fire and Bone's repeating its previous Kickstarter success with a new collection of 3D scanned skulls (including velociraptors!) that are turned into lost-wax molds through 3D printing, available in finished form as yellow/white bronze and silver. Read the rest
Mtomsky's laser-cut art runs a gamut, from sweet, modest brooches like the $20.70 woodland squirrel to larger, more ambitious sculptural pieces from the wonderful mounted fish ($290); to massive spectacular pieces like the Warm Welcome ($580) and the hugely ambitious Deep Slumber ($4041). Read the rest