For the past 40 years, Japanese artist and jeweler Shinji Nakaba use pearls to create those morbid yet beautiful skull jewelry described as “wearable sculpture.” The pieces come in all shapes and sizes, but his most prolific series involves human and animal skulls carved from oyster pearls and attached to rings, necklaces, and brooches. Usually, those irregular shaped pearl doesn’t have much value in jewelry design. However, Nakaba use his magical hands give those pearls a new life. How cool it will be to have a skull bracelet like in the Halloween party.
If you are looking for something to spice up your Halloween party, the creative candle and candle holder presented here might be the thing you are looking for. Named “The Jack“, it is actually a ceramic base (in shape of skull, rabbit or deer) in white or black color that you “fill” with a candle in the shape of rabbit ear or deer antler or the brain. Both the candle holders and candles had to be optimized to ensure that the scented wax would flow through the eyes the way they wanted it to. Coming with 5 scents: pure cotton, lavender, vanilla, cocopalm or cacao. Imagine yourself put the candle on fire and let the scents permeating through your space – while the brain melts and drips out of the eyes like the skull is crying. Sounds a bit creepy? But it is perfectly cool for Halloween. Moreover, if you are not the candle person, you still can use these cool holder as plant pot. It is definitely something to make you desk a bit cool.
Artist Eden Gorgós has handcrafted a charming line of skull soaps “Art of Dying” to remind everyone of “symbolic of the brevity of life.” Coming in a variety of colors, these soaps are made with coconut oil, colored with natural clay/herb/flower, and formulated to moisturize without sacrificing lather. All but the white soaps are scented with a combination of essential oils. Solid lotions and unisex cologne are made with Shea butter, Beeswax/Candelilla Wax, and Calendula, Arnica flower, and Chamomile infused Almond oil (and scented with a blend of essential oils).
Called “Las Muertas”, brought by California-based photographer Tim Tadder, this haunting photo series is inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, the choice of skull-painted women pays subtle homage to the festival’s Aztec roots where Mictecacihuatl, the goddess of the underworld, was worshiped. With the help of makeup artist Krisztianna and costume designer Julia Reeser, Tadder created these incredible photos – something deadly and beautiful. The combination of color, destruction and foreboding storm makes a truly surreal tribute to the traditions of the Dia De Los Muertos holiday.
If you like it, don’t forget to check our previous post of “17 Amazing Día de los Muertos Sugar Skull Make-up Art“.