Kentucky Fried Chicken fans now have a new way to express their love for their personally preferred poultry. The Kentucky for Kentucky company will sell gold Kentucky Fried Chicken bone necklaces made from real KFC chicken wing bones.
The company teamed up with Meghan Carroll of Meg C Jewelry, who created the necklaces after a night full of KFC chicken wings.
Carroll and her boyfriend ate 25 wings from a KFC in Kentucky, then cleaned the bones with soap and water. She let them dry, then painted the bones with a varnish, graphite conductive paint and coated them in copper. The bones were then plated in 14-karat gold.
“Like Willy Wonka’s Everlasting Gobstopper we’ve figured out a way to make it possible to savor a single piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken forever,” writes Kentucky for Kentucky on its website. “For-ever and ever. We all win.”
If the company sounds familiar, they’re the same people who brought you the Kentucky fried chicken-scented candle last year. When they first went on sale, they sold out in less than a minute.
Only 20 KFC bone necklaces will be available for purchase online Friday at 10 a.m. ET. The small gold-plated chicken bone necklace is priced at $130, while the larger version is $160. Both necklaces come with 14-karat gold-plated chains.
Carroll suggests wearing the chicken bone necklaces with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt or even with a little black dress. Apparently, they go with everything.
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