Friday, October 22, 2010

Churchyard Human Bone Jewelry Collection

By on Friday, October 22, 2010 8 Comments

Spooky Inspirations
Part 1 of 2

Well, Halloween is almost upon us. So it's time for a very creepy post. This one is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

The Churchyard Human Bone Collection is jewelry made from real human bones - teeth, wrist, feet and finger bones. They are all one of a kind designs because no two bones are exactly alike. The collection is by Sunspot Designs.

Need an anatomy lesson? The specimen above is a human metatarsal (foot) bone embellished with an indicolite (blue-green tourmaline) gemstone.
Below left is a molar pendant and on the right, a human wrist bone pendant with clear quartz and ruby gemstone additions.

The earring below features a human finger bone. The sterling silver link necklace includes carpal (wrist) bones and garnets. The "charm necklace " consists of distal phalanges (fingertip bones).

The churchyard human bone topic reminded me of something else. Movie buffs might like to know of a new film out next week (UK opening date: October 29th) entitled Burke and Hare. No word yet if there will ever be a US or Canadian release.

It's a black comedy about a real life pair of 19th century Irish immigrants who supplied a shady private anatomy physician teacher and his Edinburgh medical school students with much needed questions asked. In the aftermath, the UK introduced the Anatomy Act in 1832.

The movie stars a couple of excellent British character actors - Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis. Check out the movie trailer on Youtube.
William Burke (Simon Pegg) and William Hare (Andy Serkis)

More Halloween inspirations :

Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
Jewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips 



  1. Alright then....and loved the way you tied the post into the film review!!

  2. The actors happen to be favorites of mine and being a history buff, I knew about Burke and Hare. It's such a bizarre incident in history too.

  3. I agree wholeheartedly with Allison - EEEWWW! It wouldn't be quite as bad if they hadn't named them "Churchyard." That conjures up Burke & Hare images without TV at all.

  4. Some Facebook commentators were wondering where the bones came from.

    You can indeed buy human bones, even whole skeletons -
    The majority were from China and India.

    t is perfectly legal to own real human bones - medical schools and drs do. As China and India no longer export bones, anatomy resources have to get them from retired drs etc.

  5. Recycling at its finest. The foot bone is connected to the ankle bone and ankle bone is connected to the shine bone and so on and so on but I hope I get to keep mine in a nice box undisturbed at least for a few hundred years.

  6. Now that jewelry concept is all a bit disturbing. I have visions of grave robbing to create jewelry and being haunted by the spirit that once lived in that body. Eeeeeeewwwwww!

  7. LOL! There is always cast bones - ie fake ones molded from real bones! Pearl