Custom Cranium
Osteo-oddities, Natural Materials Artwork
(bone, leather, hide, teeth), Jewelry, Prints, articulated skeletons, taxidermy


FYI that the Eugene retail shop is now closed.

CUSTOM CRANIUM still EXISTS, just the retail store is closed. Darien will still make and sell you the oddest things. This page and web site (and Yelp, etc) will be updated with more details in a week or two.

Thank you for the memories and dedicated fans. We heartily wish there had been enough traffic to justify the store lease. We will continue to sell online, from Seattle area shops on consignment, and at various conventions. As always, Buy Weird, and ask if you can't find it elsewhere, Custom Cranium will go get it.

Come check out our awesome reptile selection! We've got some extremely rare specimens in right now, along with preserved ball pythons and cool colorful corn snakes! Right here at Custom Cranium, Eugene's only oddity and taxidermy store!

I finally got another hoof bottle to decorate! Love these damn things. This one stands up on its own, holds a little over a liter of liquid, and seals with a rubber cork. I generally go crazy elaborate on these, so I took a more mellow approach and just added simple leather and stud accents. $70 shipped

So many new keychains! Check out what I've been working on lately.
Dragon feet and dragon scales, rat tails, bunny feet and bunny tails

Today I had a large muntjac skull stolen from my shop. I hope whoever stole from me understands that you're taking food directly from me and mine. You're stealing my ability to bring new cool stuff to the shop. You're the reason why small shops don't last.
You're a despicable piece of crap.

Posting for easy sharing on a new adventure

We have too many ratties! Is anyone looking for some distinctive and pretty little rat babies to add to your family? We have Rex, double Rex, Dumbo, Dumbo Rex and regular in all beautiful color combinations. Come in and check them out today!
We also have rats for reptile food, live and frozen.

Wooden tiny Cabinets of Curiosities! Little decorated coffins and headstones with natural wonders inside. $45 shipped!

Incredulous voice: "a coffee can full of bats?". Yep, Darien's on the phone on a road trip. #bonelyfe

More fun with human bones! This time a larger ring with an inset light colored garnet. It's beautifully faceted but my phone isn't capturing it right. It's also highly polished. Size 10.5/11 $75 shipped

Human bone crown necklace, with sterling chain. This is a really neat piece with a distinctive bit of suture line left from another project. You don't get that form from any other bones. $50 shipped!

Mouse tail jewelry is here! Unique rodential adoration, the tails come from animals processed as food (for other animals). $20 per piece (earrings come as a pair), shipping included.

SPECIAL ON COW SKULLS! TWO FOR $50! Great for painters looking for a different kind of canvas. If you want more quantity, I'll work with you on pricing.

I have a few small exclusive pieces available. These are part of my new Reliquary series. Made from real human skull pieces from elderly specimens, with baby teeth donated by my friend's daughter.
The interior of the skull has been cut open to show the spongy texture.

Large round: 85
Medium square: 75
Small shrine: 65

Prices include shipping.

Hallo darlings. I will be opening slightly late tomorrow, be there by 2!

About Custom Cranium

Artist's Statement:

"I think this type of art is something of a second life for a being that may not have gotten to live out its full original life, and it's evocative of a regeneration, or reincarnation of sorts. Every life is important and artists such as ourselves are an important part of all of these animals, we touch their life every time we touch their bodies. It's an homage to life, if you really see it. Not death, although the two can't really be separated.

Because of artists who work with these materials, I hope every part of every animal is used."


No animals are ever harmed for the purpose of becoming Custom Cranium artwork. Custom Cranium simply gives more meaning to what is left after that death.

About Custom Cranium and the Snuff Stuffies:

Darien made her first stuffies in 1997 as a hobby, honing her taxidermy skills over the years including working at places like Skulls Unlimited. She began producing Snuff Stuffies for the rest of us in 2007.

These days her products include Snuff Stuffies (stuffed animals repurposed with bones, jewelry, armature and more), bone jewelry and other "Osteo-oddities". Custom work IS available!

Custom Cranium has a good following on Facebook, please join us and "Like this page". See the main web site for more information as well as links to the shop to see what is available right now.


NOTICE: Currently we are selling ONLINE and through consignment (list of locations will be published soon).

Please do not drive to the Shipping Address listed below unless you want to visit our local Post Office :)

If you would like to arrange a private showing, we live nearby, just contact us to make arrangements.

Phone: (541) 525-9037


Custom Cranium
5201 Tracyton Blvd NW unit 1042
Tracyton, WA
United States, 98383


Hours (GMT-07:00):



Osteo-oddities, Taxidermy, Artwork, Jewelry, Natural Materials (bone, leather/hide, teeth, etc). We sell our own creations as well as show and sell art on consignment from other artists.

If you need something weird made, we can do it!


Along with art work we sell a wide range of skulls, bones and oddities at our brick and mortar shop. We don't have the ability to list ALL of our inventory in our online shop but we do put many of our items online. Click the "Shop" link to look at our online inventory,

If you don't see something listed on our online shop that doesn't mean it isn't in the store. Plus ... as long as it is legal ... if you want it, we can get it for you!

NOTE: We are often in the shop tinkering after hours and sometimes on Sundays. If you're stopping by and we aren't open, feel free to call and see if we can let you in or set up an appointment :)

We carry things for every price range, from a couple bucks (or even a herd) to custom commissions that you dream up based on your budget. Something for everyone!

To view our items for sale online, please go to