The offending toe – looking as though it has been pickled in a clear medical-grade jar – first surfaced on photo-sharing site Tumblr earlier this month.
Lana, 23, posted the snap, writing: “I received a very special package in the mail.
“It contained this amputated human toe. Like, literally this is a toe off her foot.”
“I know you will respect and care for my little piggy.”
The bizarre exchange did not go unnoticed, and the toe story has since gone viral.
One wrote: “Teenagers are out here sending body parts as gifts and I can’t even get a text back.”
Another added: “I don”t know about you but I wish someone would have all the love and dedication to send me a toe, I’m just saying.”
News spread worldwide, with one Twitter user writing: “I just saw a Tumblr post where someone cut off their big toe and mailed it to someone so they could make it into a necklace.”
But Lana has since assured that she will not be wearing the necklace herself, but that she had been commissioned by Hayley to make it for her.
The artist has since received several requests to turn people”s limbs into jewellery, she said.
One even threatened to send her some ribs, to which she replied: “Always got to ask the doctor for the stuff they remove.”