Buttendorf started making the odd artwork two years ago.
"I use jewelry as an art medium like painting, media art, sculpture and so on," Buttendorf said. "We are wearing a ring because we have a finger, we are wearing earrings because we have ears. And now there is the FINGERring, a ring wearing a finger."
For the artist, the jewelry presents a new way of looking at anatomy. "What would it like to have four ears?" she asks. "What would we think about the world if we could hear much more? "
She also hopes her creations spark discussion.Nope, that's not a real extra finger, just a ring that looks like one. Photo by Nadja Buttendorf