i’m jealous of kyeok kim

Um. I love this. Beautiful, delicate rings… made of soap!

Korean artist Kyeok Kim has created these lovely pieces as part of her Jewellery as Second Skin series. The idea is that as you wash your hands, the ring slowly disappears leaving your hands smelling like a drop of perfume. It is meant to be “… a sensory experience [that becomes] an unconscious ornament.” Now, don’t get me wrong, I would love an unconscious ornament… but these rings are so gorgeous, I might just opt for never washing my hands while wearing them. Not the point, I know, but I just don’t think I could watch them dissolve!

comments (14)

  1. emily fitzhugh /// 08.11.2011 /// 10:38am

    oh no! I would never wash my hands. They are way too beautiful to disappear. xo

  2. Ashley /// 08.11.2011 /// 12:26pm

    These are beautiful! Wow! I kind of love the idea of having a bit of soap with me all the time. There is something even more beautiful about it’s lack of permanence.

  3. the jealous curator /// 08.11.2011 /// 1:55pm

    absolutely! although it would be so hard to actually use it… i’d want to keep it forever!

  4. Avery @ Ornamental Habit /// 08.11.2011 /// 2:05pm

    Sooo cool!

  5. gonebamboo /// 08.17.2011 /// 9:15am

    What a wonderful new meaning to “soap ring”

  6. Christie /// 10.26.2013 /// 4:15pm

    Where can you get them ???have to have some !!!!

  7. the jealous curator /// 10.27.2013 /// 9:01pm

    i’m not sure actually… i seem to remember something about them being for a show, and no longer available! but don’t quote me on that! 🙂

  8. meghmik /// 11.16.2013 /// 2:18am

    from where i can buy these rings?and how much is it?

  9. Briony N /// 11.23.2013 /// 7:10am

    Where can I buy?

  10. the jealous curator /// 11.23.2013 /// 1:37pm

    i’m not sure that you can… i believe these were done for a specific show. but don’t quote me on that! {i just haven’t been able to find any info saying that you can buy them}

  11. roxanne /// 02.19.2014 /// 7:37pm

    How much are the soap rings?

  12. Vane v /// 03.14.2014 /// 11:09pm

    Hi I saw your rings I like them a lot how much are they I want to buy them for me and my sister and my mom

  13. Lori /// 05.18.2014 /// 12:10pm

    Are these rings available . Great gifts

  14. Jenny /// 06.14.2014 /// 3:06pm

    I thought, when I saw the Pin on Pinterest, that it was resin. My daughter has metal allergies, so we were entranced. We’re disappointed that it’s soap, but also intrigued, and possibly inspired…