Want a 14K Gold-Plated KFC Chicken Bone Necklace? Yes, Really

06/26/2014 at 04:15 PM ET

Kentucky Fried Chicken Bone Necklace
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Forget preserving the memory of a great meal with an Instagram photo. Diehard Kentucky Fried Chicken fans can now order the ultimate memento: a 14-carat gold necklace made out of a bone snagged from an eight-piece bucket meal.

Who’s behind this scheme? Not KFC, though maybe they’re wishing they’d thought of it first. The folks from Kentucky for Kentucky, a shopping site whose mission is to “engage and inform the world by promoting Kentucky people, places and products” will be selling just 20 necklaces starting on Friday at 10am ET.

The bones were, ahem, sourced by jewelry designer Meg C from an eight-piece dinner she ate. As the site says, “After hitting up the KFC on New Circle and Boardwalk (Lexington, Kentucky) Meg and her boyfriend got down to business and crushed 25 wings late that night.”

Once the meat was devoured, the bones were washed and air-dried. Then, over a period of about a month, the designer painstakingly coated them with varnish, conductive paint, copper and finally gold before turning them into necklaces. “Getting every chicken bone perfect was a long process involving a week or so of experimentation on top of the actual plating process,” says the site.

The necklaces are available here in either large ($160) or small ($130) sizes — but hurry, because they’re going fast. We’re wondering: If this limited run is a success, will Meg and her guy be on the hook to start polishing off 20-piece meals?

—Lexi Dwyer

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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No more Hipsters on

Whit and Griff need to get over themselves and stop making Kentucky look stupid with things like this. Time to grow up, boys.

veronica on


Mandy on

I totally bought one, KENTUCKY PROUD!!!

heather on

Is the “chicken” actually from Kentucky though?

Kelli on

Haha, this is hilarious. I’d rather have a chicken bone around my neck that’s covered in thigh meat and crunchy batter, but to each his own.

Trish on

Eek! I do love jewelry but this, I find a bit disturbing. Gross actually.
Feels the same towards this necklace that I do with our local Moose droppings jewelry….Yuck!

whatever on

…why oh why did I toss the wishbone from my Thanksgiving turkey?

livery on

the way chickens are raised and killed and processed is unspeakably cruel. wear the bone of a loved human family member instead.

guest on

WTF?? who buys this crap

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