June 26, 2014 7:28 pm
Updated: June 26, 2014 7:37 pm

Would you wear a gold-plated KFC chicken bone necklace?


WATCH ABOVE: Promo video for the Kentucky for Kentucky chicken bone necklace.  

TORONTO – You may want to hold onto your chicken bones next time you eat at KFC as they could be worth more than you think.

Kentucky for Kentucky — a company that sells merchandise promoting the ‘Bluegrass State’ — has teamed up with a jewellery designer to produce 20, 14kt gold-plated chicken bone necklaces.

Made from real KFC chicken bones, the process to make the necklaces included eating a bucket of 25 wings, cleaning the bones with soap and water, then letting them dry in the “fresh Kentucky air and sunshine.”

They were then painted with a varnish to seal them in a graphite conductive paint so that a copper coating would stick to them before the gold plating was added.

It took roughly a month for the 20 necklaces to be produced.

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The limited-run item goes on sale Friday on the Kentucky for Kentucky website with a price tag of US$130 for a small bone and US$160 for a large bone.

“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,” designer Meg C says of the necklace. “And don’t chicken bones just go with everything?”

KFC got in on the prom action back in April when they released a special corsage.

READ MORE: Wear your prom corsage and eat it, too

The corsage was a drumstick surrounded by silk baby’s breath, green leaves and white ribbon. It sold for US$20 and came in Original Recipe, Extra Crispy or Kentucky Grilled Chicken.

KFC has not commented on whether they approve of the chicken bone necklace yet.

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