Based in Montreal, Miju is the result of the combined design skills of Furni creator Mike Giles and his lady, Judy Lawrence. For their spring collection “Plonge”, Miju have created necklaces and rings that are a beautiful hybrid of metal and rubber. Maintaining the delicate and fine look of their metalwork, the incorporation of rubber in tones of lilac and seafoam is an innovative approach to altering the aesthetic look of their pieces. The title “Plonge”, which I assume is a reference to the French word for plunge, is echoed in this method of production, whereby the metal component of their jewellery is literally dipped and coated in rubber.

The featured pieces are the rubber dipped chain necklace in gold and lilac (my personal favourite) and the arrow ring in copper and seafoam. According to their shop details matching bracelets will soon be on the way. I’m not sure I will be able to resist.

April 26, 2010