What do pearls and skulls have in common? Each pearl has an unique shape, color and calcium content, just like the human skull!
This correlation inspired Japanese artist Shinji Nakaba to carves skulls and cherubic faces out of pearls, creating beads that are simply to die for.
Shinji's carved pearl sculptures are taking the natural beauty of the pearl to a new level of cool, and it's truly amazing how many fine details Shinji is able to carve into each tiny piece.
Shinji is a master of sculpting in miniature, and whether he's sculpting a skull or a realistic head he gives each piece a distinct personality that matches the pearl.
-Via Dangerous Minds