Sticks and stones never broke Paul Jatayna’s bones. They only made him want to make accessories.
OS co-owner Paul Jatayna munches on KFC chicken on a busy Monday brunch. He says he’d rather have breakfast cereal but maybe white meat is a better way to start the day. Though Paul admits to being not so good at getting every last bit of meat from those skinny bones, one thing he is good at is making accessories out of the skeletal system.—LADYZAZA
Hi Paul! What did you have for breakfast today?
Paul: As much as I want my Fruit Loops and milk while watching Cartoon Network, sadly, it’s going to be a very late brunch of delivered spicy chicken from KFC today because our team is always busy on Mondays.
What’s your eating strategy when it comes to buffalo wings/chicken/ribs/any thing with bones?
P: I’m honestly really bad at that! My partner in OS, AJ, is better with eating all the meat down to the very core. He normally retrieves the best-looking bones. Haha!
How did your fascination with skulls and bones come about?
P: I think I’ve always been fascinated with the raw beauty, not just of skulls and bones, but also of monsters and huge eerie creatures alike. When I was a kid I remember I had a collection of dinosaur toys and coloring books that my Mom always brought to church every Sunday. During high school I was “the” goth kid wearing skull pendants and leather bracelets. Now I make bone accessories for a living. [Laughs]
How do you plan to spend your summer?
P: I’ve been dying to go to the beach! Although I’m intending to visit Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary to see different animals that you don’t see in the city. Maybe I can also source dead animals’ bones there although I’m not sure if it’s legal.
What’s the one item in your closet that you abuse to death?
P: My black Underground creepers.
Do you have skeletons in your closet?
P: None. I wear my skeletons proudly.