Beaty From Ashes: Japanese Designer Creates Coveted Jewels From Scraps

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Talk about using what you have.

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Shinji Nakaba is a jewelry designer based out of Tokyo, Japan, who takes that concept to the extreme.

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The artist uses the most unconventional things to create beautiful jewels that last for decades.

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Nakaba’s most recent creations are pearl skulls that required much time and effort to perfect.

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The designer paid attention to detail with each piece to have a finished product that can be worn around a person’s neck  or combined with other trinkets to make a cute bracelet.

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While some artists in his class do not think outside of the box when it comes to creating jewelry, Shinji chooses to be different.

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“I just want to bring brand new life to something that has no value,” says the innovator.

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“I use not only precious metals and stones, but also everyday things, such as aluminum beer cans, plastic bottle, or even garbage.”

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You may wonder how something as useless as garbage can turn into something so beautiful and coveted.

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Well, Shinji has a way of bringing out the best in the most undesirable items.

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Learn more about the artist on his Pinetrest.

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via: architectureanddesign


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