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Freaky or Fabulous? Jewelry Bugs Out

I've heard of some crazy things in fashion but never jewelry made out of dead bugs. Apparently, two 17 year olds, Katheryn Maloney and Brady Cullinan, of Sandwich (ha), MA, are selling jewelry made out of cicadas (a type of insect with large eyes) that are swarming Cape Cod this Summer. For $10 and a trip to the local farmers' market in Sandwich, you can have your very own earring or necklace made out of lacquered-insect corpses. I guess Fall clothes aren't the only things buggin' out. This is too freaky for words. What do you think?


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emalove emalove 9 years
I just read about this in the newspaper recently...I'm a Massachusetts native and my family spends time on the Cape every summer (where Sandwich is located). The kids have been selling them at fairs and such AND I guess some local boutiques have picked up a few pairs to sell in their stores. Personally, I think they're pretty hideous-looking and I'm surprised at how many people are wanting to wear them...but it's definitely creative and it's making them some money!
dollywane dollywane 9 years
Meghan Fabulous: Designer loved by the Stars! Our Bug Bracelet is so fun and not the least bit gross!
esweet esweet 9 years
OMG I am totally grossed out right now.
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 9 years
freaky!!Won't be pursing them at all.
laurniedoll laurniedoll 9 years
I hate bugs, so the idea of a large bug carcass hanging around my neck is a bit uncomfortable. A fake metal bug on a ring could be cool, though. Just not a real one.
bleached bleached 9 years
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
I chose freaky because i'm afraid of bugs, but to be honest they don't look bad at all. They're actually kinda cool. I'd wear one if it wasn't a real bug.
topazgrll topazgrll 9 years
These are NOT Cicadas! They are June Bugs and I hate them!! They are horribly gross and get stuck in your hair. I'd never ever wear them. Heck! I could probably walk outside right now and have my own LIVE jewelery. lol.... EEEKKK!
mommie mommie 9 years
I don't wear bugs.
susugar susugar 9 years're so right, my dear...:-P
Miranda507 Miranda507 9 years
it's not just nasty, .. it's awful!! poor insects!
myystque myystque 9 years
They'd be better if they weren't real. I have to echo cyrizzle's concerns about rotting jewelry and the possibility of squishing one. That's just nasty. And the idea of wearing a corpse (no matter what kind) as jewelry is slightly morbid.
supertramp supertramp 9 years
i thought it'd b nice as a brooch because its different, but that's before i read they were real. and adpalen I think I saw that on Top Model.
luvluvg luvluvg 9 years
I'm so grossed out right now!
adpalen adpalen 9 years
Awhile ago I read about some jewelry designer who bejeweled LIVE cockroaches and then attached them to leashes which were attached to pins so that people could wear live cockroaches on their clothing, free to walk about a little bit. Needless to say if anyone ever approached me wearing one I would shriek and run away. Over all though I wonder how lucrative the live cockroach pins ended up being for this designer?
krEnElk krEnElk 9 years
i think these are SO cool and totally want one!
lovemoi lovemoi 9 years
fashiontoronto fashiontoronto 9 years
I want one SO badly.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
not interested!! this story makes my skin itch.
fsofield fsofield 9 years
I think they're cool
almost-famous almost-famous 9 years
I'm not talking about anyone when I say this but, you have to have an eye for fashion (like the inventors), to know this is fabulous! I likey :)
flyinggrip flyinggrip 9 years
I have an absolute phobia of cicadas, so I would never go anywhere near these
Sarahab145 Sarahab145 9 years
cicadas are disgusting and they will never find themselves on my neck
cyrizzle cyrizzle 9 years
they look nice, but won't these rot after a while? and what if it gets squished? bug guts definitely aren't fabulous!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
Ew! My friend has a bar of soap with a plastic roach in it. I refuse to use it.
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