Diamonds are out. Dead Cicadas jewelry is in!
I wonder if this will ever catch on. Maybe if Paris Hilton or Britney Spears starts wearing dead bugs around their necks then it will start becoming a trend, but I have a feeling they won't be doing that anytime soon.
However, I do applaud the boys for turning something worthless into something of a commodity. But I have a feeling girls won't be too happy receiving this as a gift on Valentines Day.
(AP) Two 17-year-old jewelry makers from Cape Cod, Massachusetts are hoping swarms of customers will want their latest creations: earrings and necklaces made from dead bugs.
Katheryn Maloney and Brady Cullinan are selling jewelry made out of the cicadas that swarmed their town of Sandwich this summer.
The pair charges $10 for earrings or necklaces made out of the bugs' lacquered carcasses.
They tell the Cape Cod Times that some people find the jewelry gross, but others are impressed with its uniqueness.
Maloney and Cullinan began making the bug jewelry in mid-June after Cullinan's mother suggested the idea.