I was happily reading all about His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (the 85 year old, Massachusetts-born, world's longest-serving current head of state) when I realized this isn't a Thai crown at all. It's a starfish! Or one fifth of one, anyway.
Chicago metalsmith Dallas Maynard displays "archaeological and zoological tendencies," making use of "natural elements like bones, teeth, claws, and fur paying homage to the Native American theory of 'waste not, want not.'"
Speaking of bones, it's the material of choice when it comes to the "igloo" series by Tokyo-born Wi Hihanni Takahashi (now based in Australia).
Even more jewellery: