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Beneath the veneer of cute tote bags, there exists a realm of darkness. (via Etsy)
Even though Etsy lets you sell jewlery for storing all sorts of human products, there's a restriction on the actual human products you're allowed to sell. When they updated their Prohibited Items list in 2012, they banned the sale of anything coming from a human body, with two strange exceptions:
Human remains or body parts (excluding hair and teeth): This includes, but is not limited to, things such as skulls, bones, articulated skeletons, bodily fluids, preserved tissues or organs, and other similar products. (Note: Human hair and teeth are currently allowed, so long as the items comply with other Etsy marketplace rules.)
This certainly must have come as a shock to all the aspiring fingernail and earwax craftsman out there, but regardless, people haven't let these restrictions put a damper on their creativity. In fact, you could say Etsy is the go-to place for buying things made out of human teeth and hair. Let's take a look at what people are selling. First the teeth:
A literal teething ring. (via Etsy)
I brush my necklace every night before I go to bed. (via Etsy)
3. Teeth terraria.
My right bicuspid will be gone, but never forgotten. (via Etsy)
4. Vial stoppers.
It's $45 because the fairy sparkles are real. (via Etsy)
You can also just straight-up buy teeth in bulk in case you want to make your own jewelry. And now for the hair. Most of the hair items are antiques from the Victorian era, when people liked to memorialize dead loved ones with jewelry made from their hair.
5. Pocket watches.
Having a pocket watch is creepy enough in the first place. (via Etsy)
"A creepy old doll isn't enough on its own. I need one with dead person hair." (via Etsy)
The power of my weaving skills compels you! (via Etsy)
How to be a conversation starter for the wrong reasons. (via Etsy)
9. Teddy bears.
My child only likes teddy bears that look like creepy dudes with pony tails. (via Etsy)
10. A wreath wrapped around a picture of a dead child.
This is 100% haunted as fuck. (via Etsy)
These items truly embody the "do-it-yourself" spirit, in addition to the "make-it-out-of-yourself" spirit.