So many great inventions have come out of Kentucky. Inventions like the 'Happy Birthday' song, cheeseburgers, bourbon, the bowie knife, gold, horses, and the crowd favorite – motha f***in fried chicken. We were the first to fry chicken and everyone loves fried chicken.
With that said, we're excited to introduce a brand spanking new Kentucky invention. An invention so kick-ass, it will change the jewelry game forever. We've taken one great Kentucky invention and turned it into a completely new Kentucky invention. Like Willy Wonka's 'Everlasting Gobstopper' we've figured about a way to make it possible to savor a single piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken forever. For-ever and ever. We all win.
So how'd we do it? We got together with our favorite Kentucky jewelry designer Meg C to create a beautiful line of "Kentucky Fried Chicken Bone Gold Necklaces". That's right, your dreams have now come true. Thanks to Meg C and Kentucky for Kentucky, you can now wear a 14kt gold plated Kentucky Fried Chicken bone around your sexy neck. No joke, beautiful handcrafted gold necklaces made with real bones from a Kentucky Fried Chicken 8-piece chicken dinner. Boomtown.
So how'd Meg C create these game-changing Kentucky Fried Chicken Bone Necklaces? 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. After they had their fill, Meg cleaned the bones with soap and water and let them dry in the fresh Kentucky air and sunshine.
From there, the bones needed to be painted with a varnish to seal them and then painted with a graphite conductive paint. This is necessary so that the copper will stick to them during the electroforming process. The process is complicated, but totally worth it, as Meg explains, "After they are painted with varnish and graphite conductive paint, they have to be copper electroformed…a process of coating them with a thick layer of copper which takes about 3-4 hours per bone. Once they are completely covered in copper they can then be gold electroplated." Getting every chicken bone necklace perfect was a long process involving a week or so of experimentation on top of the actual plating process. Ultimately, the 20 necklaces took about a month start to finish – and damn, fellow Kentuckians, they're something special.
When we were talking to Meg about these Kick-Ass KFC necklaces she offered a few style pointers for the ladies. Though these necklaces can be worn with anything, she instructs, "you can rock your chicken bone with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt or your little black dress, that's the great thing about gold, it makes any outfit look fabulous. And don't chicken bones just go with everything?" Oh yes, Meg, they certainly do.
When asked about your fab new necklace, you can simply respond: "It Ain't No Thang But A Little Gold Chicken Wang"
A limited run of 20 Gold Kentucky Fried Chicken Wang Bone Necklaces (Made In Kentucky by Meg C) will be available on Friday June 27th at 10:00am.
Small 14kt Gold Plated Chicken Wang Necklace $130
Large 14kt Gold Plated Chicken Wang Necklace $160
*Necklace chains are also 14kt gold plated
Words by Hannah Legris and Whit Hiler. Photos and video by Stanley Sievers. June Tate, Chicken Bone Necklace Model.