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?