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ICE COLD: The World of Hip-Hop Jewelry

ICE COLD: The World of Hip-Hop Jewelry

(PG-13: Language) Migos takes us inside the fascinating and cut-throat business of making and selling hip-hop jewelry. In this episode, we meet colorful industry personalities like “The King of Bling” Johnny Dang, Ben Baller, Icebox, Eliantte, Joe Avianne, and Greg “Flawless” Yuna. Catch all of the episodes here. (Thanks Rob!)

Enso Space Rings

Enso Space Rings
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Enso Rings expands its catalog of comfy, easygoing silicone jewelry with a collection of rings inspired by space exploration. The stackable trio of black rings comes in solar eclipse, moon phase, and abstract celestial patterns. Like every Enso ring, they come with a lifetime warranty.

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Carbon Fiber Tire Tread Ring

Carbon Fiber Tire Tread Ring
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This handmade ring from Trust Ring Co. is the perfect wedding band or gift for an automotive or motorcycle geek. Its core is made from smooth titanium, while its outside is wrapped in black carbon fiber, textured to look like the treads on a tire. As an added bonus, it will never go flat.

Making a Shredded CD Bracelet

Making a Shredded CD Bracelet

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from makers is that you can create all kinds of things from items bathed in resin and cut into shape. In this video, Peter Brown takes a bunch of shredded CDs and turns the shards into a large iridescent bracelet.

Animal Medals of Honor

Animal Medals of Honor
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You’re the captain now. Show ‘em who’s boss in power meetings with one of these statement pieces on your lapel. Whether your spirit animal is a tiger, panther, elephant, or monkey, these ersatz medals of honor establish your dominance with a roar. Hand embroidered and beaded, they’re commissioned by Gold Bug Gallery.

Excalibur Sword Necklace

Excalibur Sword Necklace

Secil Eldek of Beaus Jewelry makes this wearable version of King Arthur’s legendary sword. The two-piece pendant lets you remove the tiny sword to admire its design, while a catch on its metal scabbard locks it firmly in place. Available in .925 sterling silver as well as silver/gold and silver/rose finishes.

Broken Bottle Jewelry

Broken Bottle Jewelry

Costume jewelry pieces are sometimes made out of glass, but those fakes are usually made by casting molten glass. In this video, an artist from China shows us how they make imitation sapphires and emeralds from broken bottles, reshaping and faceting the shattered bits using a rotary tool.

Copper Nozzle Carnage Ring

Copper Nozzle Carnage Ring

As we’ve seen before, Ross The Random has a knack for turning bits of hardware into small works of art. In this video, he shows us how he took an old copper nozzle from a MIG welder and transformed it into a badass ring based on the visage of Spider-Man’s terrifying nemesis Carnage.

Titanium Fingerprint Rings

Titanium Fingerprint Rings
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Custom King Design’s titanium rings offer a unique method of personalization. Each one can be engraved with a fingerprint sample you provide. It’s a great way to remember a loved one and keep them close all the time. The rings come in a variety of styles, sizes, and finishes.

Inreng Spinner Rings

Inreng Spinner Rings
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These stainless steel rings are perfect for fidgeters. Each one features smoothly spinning rings laser etched with dice, slot machine symbols, or a variety of other patterns. They’re probably not random enough for gameplay, but they’re still fun.

Circuit Board Tungsten Ring

Circuit Board Tungsten Ring
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C9T Tungsten makes unique rings from silver and tungsten. Among them is this band inspired by the traces on a circuit board. It features a crimson and black carbon fiber inlay and can be ordered in 9mm or 5mm sizes with free inside engraving available. They also have a 10mm version in green.

Making a Miniature Kunai Pendant

Making a Miniature Kunai Pendant

We’ve always loved the look of the Kunai, and how it evolved from a tool used for masonry to a deadly ninja’s weapon. In this video, jewelry artist Change You Can Wear creates a teensy replica of the weapon that can be worn around the neck. The process involves making a wax form for a silica investment mold, then casting it in silver.

Motion Fidget Ring

Motion Fidget Ring
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This stainless steel ring gives fidgeters something to do whenever and wherever they please. Its rails hold several individual steel elements that move freely with a flick of your finger. Stack two rings for double the fidget action. They come in silver or rose gold finishes.

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Macabre Gadgets Rings

Macabre Gadgets Rings
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Macabre Gadgets mixes cutting edge production techniques with gothic and antique designs to create eye-catching rings. Many of their products are made out of a combination of marble and precious metals. They also make necklaces and other jewelry.

Enso Skulls Rings

Enso Skulls Rings
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Silicone ring maker Enso offers some really great everyday jewelry that won’t break the bank. Our current favorites are this collection of rings that feature images inspired by the Calavera (sugar skulls) and tattoo roses commonly associated with Día de Los Muertos celebrations.

Written in the Stars Wedding Rings

Written in the Stars Wedding Rings
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These unique wedding rings from jewelry artist Isabella Day are engraved with constellations from the date, time, and location of your choice, making them perfect for commemorating the day you met, your proposal, or another important time and place. Available in a variety of precious metals.

Ring of Fire Glow Ring

Ring of Fire Glow Ring
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Apollo’s Rings handcrafts these vibrant orange and red rings which glow after being exposed to bright UV light source like the sun. When the lights go down, it looks like you’re wearing a lava flow on your finger. They’re made by infusing different types of glow powder into resin during the casting process.

Making an Iron Man Ring

Making an Iron Man Ring

BrainfooTV show us how he transformed an stainless steel connection nut into a piece of jewelry inspired by Tony Stark’s armored helmet. He first removed the threads, then cut and shaped it using a Dremel and hand tools, before polishing it to a high sheen. As a finishing touch, he added a pair of tritium tubes to give it glowing eyes.

Vallour Sly Bracelets

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Give your wrist a little extra swagger with this set of three handmade bracelets from Vallour. Each one is crafted from a different material – wood beads, leather, and paracord. While you could certainly wear them individually, we think they look best stacked together. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

Lava Rock and Agate Bracelets

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This three-pack of bracelets looks great stacked together, with one made from a deeply-textured black lava rock, another from a polished silver agate stone, and the third woven from paracord. Ideal for wrist sizes from 7.5″ to 8.5″. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

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Making a Fordite and Gold Ring

Making a Fordite and Gold Ring

Fordite, also known as “Motor City agate” is made from layers of baked-on paint that piled up along automotive assembly lines. Its abstract patterns are revealed as its cut and polished. Watch as jewlery maker Patrick Adair combines the material with rose gold and black diamonds to make a spectacular piece of wearable art.

Carbon Fiber Baseball Ring

Carbon Fiber Baseball Ring
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Trust Ring Co’s striking piece of handmade jewelry is a truly unique gift for baseball fans. It’s been carved from real carbon fiber, and features an intricate baseball stitch pattern engraved around its edge, with a red finish for effect.

CoinCrafters Dollar Rings

CoinCrafters Dollar Rings
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CoinCrafters makes beautiful rings out of Morgan dollars coins, which were produced in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The rings are available in polished silver, with a black patina, or colorized with a powdercoat finish.

Making Rings from Bowling Balls

Making Rings from Bowling Balls

We’ve seen how it’s possible to turn a bowling ball into a bowl. Carpenter Carl Jacobson was kind enough to send some of the scraps to jewelry artist Patrick Adair, who managed to transform the leftovers into some really cool and colorful rings, complete with a finger hole design.

MVMT Jewelry Collection

MVMT Jewelry Collection
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Watchmaker MVMT turns its eye towards men’s jewelry with their beautifully minimal collection. Each piece features clean lines and smooth surfaces, and works with any outfit. They currently offer both rings and cuff bracelets, each made from stainless steel, in either natural or black finishes.

Teti Architecture City Rings

Teti Architecture City Rings

These funky, chunky rings feature intricate sculptures of cities sitting atop them. There are models of Rome, London, and New York City, crafted from copper, silver, or gold, and set under durable, see-through resin. Sign up here to be notified when they’re available for pre-order.

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