Don't know about you, but I don't wear much jewelry. I do, however, have a eternal and undying love for rings. (I'm not sure why, but there you go. I just love them.) And when I saw the designs of artist Maria Apostolou, I nearly fell off my chair--in surprise, not the normal clumsiness. They are by turns whimsical and bold, and often both.
Take a peek!:
Aren't they gorgeous? But wait! It seems that Maria has challenged herself to make a ring a day, and the wonderful thing about the rings she's making (and the challenge) is that not all of the rings are permanent, nor need they be. This has freed Maria to use a wide scope of imagination and pure creativity.
See?! Can you stand how cool these are?!:
There are so many more to see, each one more wonderful than the last. Head straight on over to Maria's Ring-A-Day flickr set, and you will fall in love!
Maria has so inspired me! Imagine taking something that is usually made to last and last, and turning it into a daily challenge, using mostly (or only) materials near-to-hand. I love that! It would make you look at the item you are creating in a whole new way, don't you think?
p.s. Oh! There's a whole group on flickr for the ring-a-day challenge (a lot of very cool stuff, but Maria's are my faves)...Go see!