There's sea-inspired jewelry and then there's incredible jewelry by Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto that looks like the real thing instead of an inspiration piece.
Currently based out of Massachusetts, the artist's brooches, bracelets and other accessories are made to resemble real sea creatures right down to the unique materials they are crafted out of.
Kusumoto's process includes heating translucent fabric so that it holds the shape she desires. The process is simple but the results are anything but thanks to her use of over-the-top intricate designs.
Mariko Kusumoto said, "My work reflects various, observable phenomena that stimulate my mind and senses; they can be natural or man-made. I 'reorganize' them into a new presentation that can be described as surreal, amusing, graceful, or unexpected."