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Ring Form: Contraption


500 Rings

Kristin's Ring Form: Contraption has been selected to appear in the upcoming "Showcase 500 Rings" book hitting bookstores May 2012. The book is part of the popular "500" series of books, is juried by contemporary jewelry designer Bruce Metcalf, and is published by Lark Crafts.

Read a description and reviews of the book here.

Early review of the book from the Lark website:
"Need bling? Serious bling? Original bling? Finger bling? In Showcase 500 Rings: New Directions in Art Jewelry, Lark Books--doing what it does best--offers the debut title in their redesigned Showcase 500 series. And what an offering it is! From the medieval-inspired simplicity of Aliki Apoussidou's hot-forged Siegelring Rund to Kristin Diener's aptly named Ring Form: Contraption (truly, a party on your hand), juror Bruce Metcalf and editor Marthe Le Van have selected an eye-catching collection of jewelry from classic to quirky. My personal favorites ran the gamut. Would I wear Julie Lynn Romanenko's untitled elegant diamond and 14-karat gold set? Absolutely! Could I see myself wearing the polymer-clay fantasy that is Jeffrey Lloyd Dever's Convergence? The artful sprite in me is screaming 'Sure, you can!' This book lives up to the Lark Books' tradition. It's a jewelry store between two covers." --Diana Mains Welte

Visit the Lark Crafts 500 Series website here.

Learn more about Ring Form: Contraption in the online gallery.

More about the authors:

Juror Bruce Metcalf was a contributing editor to Metalsmith magazine for nearly two decades and taught at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His honors include a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, a Fulbright Teaching & Research Fellowship in Korea, and a National Endowment for the Arts Craftsmen's Fellowship.
Marthe Le Van is a Senior Content Editor for Lark Jewelry & Beading. She has written, edited, juried, or curated more than 40 jewelry books since 2000.