Since 2000, Phuze has created yummy modern jewellery and gorgeous fun homeware from crystal and glass, so how come it's only now that their candy shop rings have caught our eye? Don't worry, we're not slipping, they are mostly distributed in USA and Mexico, and it's a crime that they're not easier to get hold of here in UK!
Their artist Orfeo Quagliata has been working with glass since he was just 12 years old when he began apprenticing with his dad, acclaimed artist Narcissus Quagliata, and his Grandmother Herta Jalkotzy, an award-winning jewellery designer. After this he learned cold-working techniques still just at age 17, from Catalonian glass artist José Fernandez Castrillo. He later began experimenting with other techniques and earnt a BFA in Industrial and Furniture Design from the California College of Arts. Today, Orfeo leads the design and production teams at the Phuze facility in Mexico City, where they produce these delicious little desirables I'm about to show you.
Check these bad boys out, don't you just want to roll in them?! A nom nom!
This is the Phuze 'Bling Ring' collection, and aren't they pretty? They remind me of candy rings, I don't think I'd be able to stop myself biting down on one if it was on my finger! You can buy them here at The Glam Room, they ship internationally, yey!
My personal favourite is the Ivory Bling Ring (pictured below) - it has an air of Gaga for me, especially if teamed with a bit of black lace or pvc ;)
Even Oprah Magazine loves Phuze's rings, featuring a gorgeous cherry red style in their Valentine issue, and if Oprah endorses you, you know you're doing something right! ;)
So that's Phuze rings for you, sweet modern cuts of finger jewellery, and we LOVE them! Phuze also do necklaces, earrings, bracelets and cufflinks, amongst amazing homeware (we adore their martini and shot glasses!) so go take a peek at their distributor UniqArte's webby and bombard your local boutique with stockist requests because we need more in the UK!
All images credited with thanks to UniqArte.
JC - come and get your candy <3