As far as we can tell from interwebs digging (we went all the way into a random person's flickr stream!), Turkish jewelry designer Burcu Büyükünal created this face jewelry as a grad student in the department of industrial design at Istanbul Technical University back in 2008. Büyükünal's jewelry has thankfully evolved since then--now it's all playfully colorful rings and bobbypins and not at all face-smushing.
CoDesign tipped us off to this totally bizarre accessory, noting that the face jewelry seems perfectly suited to Gaga. We have to agree. Only we hope she doesn't notice this stuff so people don't start copying her and freaking us out looking like real live walking Picassos.
Would you ever try something like this? It's slightly more adventurous than just wearing a head piece.
Another example after the jump.