Talk about using what you have.
Shinji Nakaba is a jewelry designer based out of Tokyo, Japan, who takes that concept to the extreme.
The artist uses the most unconventional things to create beautiful jewels that last for decades.
Nakaba’s most recent creations are pearl skulls that required much time and effort to perfect.
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.
While some artists in his class do not think outside of the box when it comes to creating jewelry, Shinji chooses to be different.
“I just want to bring brand new life to something that has no value,” says the innovator.
“I use not only precious metals and stones, but also everyday things, such as aluminum beer cans, plastic bottle, or even garbage.”
You may wonder how something as useless as garbage can turn into something so beautiful and coveted.
Well, Shinji has a way of bringing out the best in the most undesirable items.
Learn more about the artist on his Pinetrest.