'Pride of Paper' by artist metalsmith Kiff Slemmons (b 1944) in a 10 year collaboration with Arte Papel Oaxaca. The result is a collection of paper jewelry which is highly sculptural and utilizes indigenous plants, fibers, natural and synthetic dyes.
Filipino Artist Carves Lustrous Skulls into Mother of Pearl Shells
via ANONYMOUS WORKS Mother of Pearl Skull Carving by Gregory Halili More here: Tridacna shell carved with a human head and with incised winged sphinxes and lotus flowers. It served as a container for cosmetics.