The latest trend to be gaining popularity is “taxidermy jewellery”. For the uninitiated, taxidermy is :
Noun. The art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals with lifelike effect.
That’s right! Jewellery made from the body parts of dead animals. So you have birdhead pendant, squirrel paw charms, bat-skull rings, butterfly ring keychains.
Taxidermy has been both praised and criticized, even among animal lovers. Some say it’s a way of giving the dead animal a new life, so to speak, and elevates and preserves its beauty. Others say it is cruel and disrespectful.
What do you think girls? Is it hauntingly beautiful or totally macabre? Is this a trend you would try or stay away from?
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