Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Real Road Kill Bracelets by Metalsmith, Jeweler and Taxidermist Lucy Jenkins.
One of the best uses of Road Kill I've ever seen. These unusual and surprisingly attractive bracelets were made by award-winning metalsmith/jeweler/taxidermist Lucy Jenkins.
The gold-plated and sterling silver Road Kill Fur bangles are lined with fur sourced from actual Road kill and engraved with the Latin name of the animal and the road from which it was sourced. The Road Kill Range attempts to create a new way of wearing ethical fur for aesthetic purposes.
Oryctolagus Cuniculus (rabbit), found on the A3052 - Gold Plate, Road Kill Rabbit Fur:
"NO ANIMALS WERE KILLED FOR THE PURPOSE OF THESE PIECES" is actually printed on the lid of the presentation box for the bracelets.
Lupus Americanus (hare), found on the B3212 - Gold Plate, Road Kill Hare Fur:
The above two bracelets were available for purchase at Luna and Curious but have been sold out.
Other bracelets from the range (not for sale):
Oryctolagus Cuniculus B3180 - Solid Silver, Road Kill Rabbit Fur:
images courtesy of the artist and Luna and Curious