Adorably-Spooky Fairy Sculls Carved From Pearl By Japanese Jewelry Artist

Adorably-Spooky Fairy Sculls Carved From Pearl By Japanese Jewelry Artist

Since 1974, Tokyo-based Shinji Nakaba has been making special bits of gems. In contrast to some different specialists, all that he makes is totally wearable.

Truth be told, Nakaba calls his manifestations, “wearable models,” and uses capricious materials for most of them. These complicatedly cut pearl skulls are only one case of his remarkable work.

“I simply need to bring fresh out of the plastic new life to something that has no worth,” Nakaba tells Magnifico. On his Etsy profile he clarifies, “I utilize valuable metals and stones, yet in addition ordinary things, for example, aluminum brew jars, plastic container, or even trash.”

In the wake of endeavoring these skull carvings with coral, gem, ivory, and valuable stones, Nakaba found pearls without centers. The absence of center takes into account a smoother cutting, without the issue of destroying or stripping.

On his site, Nakaba says this regarding his pearl skull carvings:

“I’ve explored different avenues regarding distinctive kind of materials to cut out skulls however the ones I cut out of pearls are by a long shot the best as far as the toughness. I likewise thought the logical inconsistency between immaculate pearls transforming into these dim articles appeared to be considerably all the more engaging. I would call them Fairy Skulls.

No one but pearls can realize my concept of vaporous excellence.”

Unquestionably investigate Shinji Nakaba’s site and investigate his other magnificent manifestations too, similar to aluminum pieces, accessories, rings, and clasps. He even has a segment for Ikebana gems a restrained work of art of organizing blooms in an exact way.


Japanese jewelry artist Shinji Nakaba has crafted a wonderful line of wearable sculptures that features remarkably tiny skulls and faces carved into tiny pearls and other found objects. According to Nakaba, no material is more valuable than another.

(translated) I am making jewelry from recognition as “wearable sculpture” I use not only precious metals and stones but also something usual,such as aluminum Beer can or plastic bottle,or even some discarded materials.
I’m dealing all the materials equally no matter how precious or not precious they are.


Items can be purchased through Nakaba’s online store.



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