Miyu Decay's Bat Skeleton Necklace is Eerie and Charming

By: Sophia Pelka - Published: Jan 19, 2012 • References: etsy and hautemacabre
Miyu Decay renders this delicate sterling silver bat skeleton necklace, befit for the dainty or the daring.

The skeleton necklace was created in meticulous detail, rendered to the approximate size of an actual fruit bat. Using a combination of casting and hand-forging, artist and designer Stephanie Inagaki replicated the delicate bones of the fruit bat inspired by the dark themes of the Old World. The designer stresses that though an accessory, the necklace is in fact a work of art. The piece is creepy, yet endearingly elegant.

Adorning a collar bone or the nape of the neck, the piece of jewelry sits like a pet. It's a perfect addition to any formal fashion that needs character. Made to order, the exquisitely detailed necklace takes up to four or five weeks to recreate. At $9,000 a piece, this luxurious accessory is a treasure.