As seen with the stunning animal skull bonsai series from Tokyo Bonsai Lifestyle, sometimes the most fascinating art finds a way to combine the macabre and the gorgeous into a striking aesthetic. Jewlery designer Shinji Nakaba is an artist definitely accomplishing that. Perhaps best known for his pearl skulls, Nakaba's creations feature intricate carvings, ranging from pearls to even disregarded items such as pieces of trash.

Regardless of what material he's using, Nakaba's jewelry and other accessories have a haunting otherworldly quality to them and they truly live up to their nickname of "wearable sculptures." For more on Nakaba and his designs, follow him on Instagram as well at his official web store and blog.

By - Big Neko.