Apart from a simple shark tooth necklace or the lucky rabbits foot, there are FAR more specimens of death in fashion. I started this post to sort of poke fun and bring back a feel of below the basement, but as I checked out the more well made pieces I started reading on how they were made, of what, and gauging how bad i wanted some of these.
This first line of drop dead awesome I would like to show you are made from real bones, by MaryaZoya. Her shop clearly states that no animals were harmed while making her pieces, only using materials that would otherwise be thrown away.
Left: A genuine jaw bone necklace from a mink. It is hand painted with red and gold with a matching chain
Right: A choker necklace actually made with vertebrae of a raccoon. From ‘choked’ to ‘choker.’
Check it out more after the jump!
From Bones of the dead, to the bodies of the dead. Etsian, Silentcheesecake, has a large mass of well kept specimens in jars. Ranging from insects, to aracnids, to life under the sea, she has it all. Her site states
“The insects [are] from a reputable supplier and occasionally from local bug fairs. Some of the insects are taken from my personal collection,which I’ve built up over the years.”
Life on earth began in the Sea. Organisms from every major group can still be linked to those underwater. These beautiful and amazing creatures should be honored and celebrated…
The Octopus is a symbol of Transformation and Regeneration. Because of its reputation of changing colors to match its backgrounds, the octopus is also known as the Master of Disguise.Don’t mess with the octopus!