Pearls carved into tiny skulls by artist Shinji Nakaba. Shinji Nakaba, is a jewelry designer in Tokyo who chooses to make his work both unique and memorable. He uses not only precious metals and stones but also unexpected sources such as that found in polyvinyl water pipes, iron bolts and the garbage. This trash, whether it be plastic bottles or fallen leaves, is then turned into treasure. Each piece is a wearable sculpture. Nakaba says “I just want to bring brand new life to something that has no value.”
The other day the Irish Myths book I did for the Folio Society a few years ago popped up again on a prominent blog. You can buy Irish Myths and Legends here; it is a really nice gift for someone who loves books.
I thought you guys might like to see a few more images from that series.