Dead Bugs As Jewelry: Yea Or Nay?


During my travels this morning, as in the two blocks from my apartment to my coffee joint, I passed a woman rocking a very large necklace that was clearly a dead bug. The thing, a beetle of sorts, was trapped in some clear plastic type stuff, and we were close enough that I could see that, why yes, that is indeed a real dead bug and not some fake situation.

My first thought was: “Ew. Why? Make it stop.” I then proceeded to scratch at my skin wildly as if I were covered in spiders. My second thought was: “Shit. If Crazy Peta Lady sees her, she’s done for!” Crazy Peta Lady who, I might remind all of you, lives two buildings away from me. If she’s brazen enough to run through the streets singing that vegans have better sex and lecturing random people about why they should only use soy in their coffee, there’s no telling what she might do to this dead bug-sporting woman. She’d probably rip it from her neck and try to nurse the thing back to life.

The moral aspect aside, aesthetically, how do we feel about this look? We know how Crazy Peta Lady feels, but fashion isn’t exactly her strong suit.

Sorry! This poll is now closed.

Photo: Renathe Schneider/Etsy

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    • Court

      I have been obbsessed with bugs stuck in amber and other such substances since that old guy in Jurassic Park who walked with a cane and had a bug ornament on top of it.

      I say Yay.

      It’s quirky and fun, PETA be damned.

    • Tania

      I had to vote “yea,” even though I am not actually wearing any. My sister is obsessed with bugs in resin jewelry, and wears it all the time. They can look cool if you aren’t terrified of bugs.

      And as a wasp hater, I get a sense of satisfaction from seeing that wasp dead and entombed in resin. TAKE THAT, YOU VICIOUS STINGING INSECT.

    • Hales

      Anyone who thinks it’s cool or even acceptable to parade around wearing any dead creatre is disgusting. And delusional. This is one of those fads people will consider caveman-like in the not-too-distant future, and it’s already considered cruel.