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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Luvglitz's Avatar
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    I just saw these three whimsical carved pearls on my Pinterest feed. The carving is so detailed, I was intrigued. There was not much information on the artist's site about the pearls.
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    Those are fantastic! I would love to meet the person who carved them! LOVE
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    The Humpty-Dumpty head on the left is my favorite. I think the bottom one is the man in the moon, and I'm not sure about the guy on the upper right.

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    I love them. I suspect they were already mostly the right shape and just needed a little coaxing to bring out the faces.

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    They remind me of those 80's cabbage patch kids : -)

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    I can't get over the detail on their little noses. How do you find a pearl with just the right little bump that can be carved into a nose?
    The site they came from is Japanese.
    http://work.s-nakaba.com/?eid=1411464

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    Amazing!!! I've never seen pearls carved quite like that.

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    These are really wonderful! I love the definition (ink?) on the carvings...these are really fantastic.
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    Just when you think you'very seen it all! Clever.
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    Mister Nakaba is a talented pearl carver, expressing this special poetry of japanese feeling of the life.
    To give right delicat features, he use indian ink with arabian gum, without which alone nacre can't show thin details.

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    I love those faces!!! So much personality.

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    Wow!. They actually look really cute!
    Like little babies
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    I kinda want to put feather pearl wings on them.

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    I finally showed these to my friend that loves and collects those vintage CPK dolls. Of course she is now obsessed over the idea of these Pearl Boys. To somewhat quote her: "Imagine a whole necklace of these little faces and the diversity in each pearl boy's face".

    Each pearl is so individual just like a person, all its own characteristics.

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    I kinda want to put feather pearl wings on them.

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    Unfortunately, this pearl carving by the same artist isn't so cute
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