No 60 - SHINJI NAKABA
“Only pearls can make my idea of ephemeral beauty into reality,” says Shinji Nakaba, artist and creator of this special edition for Whisper. From an adjustable red cotton cord hangs a drop shaped skull, carved skillfully by Shinji from a white freshwater pearl roughly the size of a dime, impressive in their tiny scale. The necklace, designed to be worn by anyone, in any way — Shinji suggests with a tee shirt, with fur, or in the nude — is adjustable between 14 and 24 inches in length and fastened by a smaller silver pearl. This very special edition is extremely exclusive as only ten have been made. Each are numbered and hand signed by the artist, including the word “VANITAS.” Ships with in 2 weeks. Read more about Nakaba on The Hourglass.