Custom Cranium
Osteo-oddities, Natural Materials Artwork
(bone, leather, hide, teeth), Jewelry, Prints and Bone Taxidermy

News


CLASS CANCELLATION! Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will have to cancel our rat taxidermy class this Friday! CLASS WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT FRI. We are just moving the date!

Custom Fans we are SO SORRY. We know how much you were looking forward to tomorrow and trust us, we were too! :( There has been an issue with our supplier/ shipper, and your specimens have not arrived. They will be getting an earful from us later on each and every one of your behalves. Unfortunately that means we will have to reschedule for NEXT Friday. 1/30/15 However, we are pleased to let you know that as a make up, you'll have an option in specimens! Either an XXL rat or a XL guinea pig! Your choice. If you have any problems, please let us know so we can reschedule you or make things right. Normally our supplier is top notch, and we've no idea what has gone wrong. Sorry guys!

Polished tortoise scutes!

Hey there Custom Creeplings! Just a reminder that our Natural Materials 101 class is tomorrow at 7PM! If you've ever wanted to learn how to find, collect, and process bones, skulls, feathers, furs and more, just drop on by! Walk in students are welcome. 20.00 per student, and there will be a huge pile of bones and goodies to dig into and take home!

Armadillo skulls! We've got them in and aren't they cute? Get yours today with polished helmet and little ears! Only 60.00 quantities are VERY limited so don't wait!

This is where we are all weekend!

Taxidermy is turning into a trend, with modern artists finding new ways to bring life to dead animals.
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Tomorrow evening around 5pm, we will descend unto the downtown in our finest Perchten gear to get ready for the Perchtenlauf, finishing up costuming at the store. Then we will wreak all kinds of havoc on the parade route!
If you'd like to join us in finishing up your costumes or just getting ready with us, stop on by around 5.

Season's greetings from the Custom Cranium crew.

Oh my. You ask for it, and we deliver! Bats! We have bats just in time for the holidays, in store. Bring us a bird cage or let us make you a shadow box with a skeleton or a preserved winged one.

In time for the holidays! Beautiful monkey and warthog skulls!

CUSTOM CRANIUM HAS CLASSES! You asked and we've listened! Starting in January, we will be offering FRIDAY NIGHT CLASSES. Each is different, so be sure to pay attention to the schedule. We will remind you here on FB, each week. Signups in advance are welcome, as are walk ins, but be aware that some classes have limits and may fill up fast! Some classes may have age limits, and we WILL be offering classes just for the little ones!

Jan 16- 7:00 PM Natural Materials 101- Want to learn to work with nature's bounty? How do we get those bones so clean? Come to this class and learn all you need to know to get started cleaning bones and skulls, work with antler, leather, fur, feathers and more! Learn techniques like whitening, carving tips, jewelry making secrets and more. We'll have a giant pile of bits and bobs to work with while you learn. A great place to get started! LIMIT 30 PEOPLE-bring a chair if you need one.
$20.00 per student. NO AGE LIMIT

Jan 23- 7:00 PM Taxidermy 101- AKA "Revive a Rat"- Want to learn taxidermy? Then this is the class for you! Students will go through all the steps to create their very own rodent friend, and will be able to take it home with them! We will provide everything you need, just turn up! LIMIT 20 STUDENTS
$30.00 Per student 10 and up please. Younger students by arrangement with parental supervision. (no charge for mum or dad) Parents, please note that this class includes a dissection. You are responsible for knowing the emotional limits of your child, no refunds.

Jan 30- 7:00 PM Custom Creatures!- Learn the secrets of the pros in the course inspired by film special effects and concept design. Root through a pile of skulls, bones, claws, and more to create your own rogue taxidermy, and learn to make it believable! All supplies provided! LIMIT 20 STUDENTS
$ 50.00 per student, 18 and up only.

Hiyah CC fans! We know you want CLASSES! We are going to be starting them SOON, we promise! Stay tuned and we will have the descriptions, fees, and schedules available soon.

It has come to my attention that our bare window display has people a little worried. We are not moving or leaving! We have been rearranging to make it more open and customer friendly, and have relocated the lounge to upstairs, made a proper workshop in the back and cleaned up in general!
Come on by and pick up those holiday gifts for your weird friends and family :)

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."

Mission:

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.

Contact

Phone: (541) 525-9037

Address:

Custom Cranium
1331 Willamette St
Eugene, OR
United States, 97401

Email: info@CustomCranium.com

Hours (GMT-08:00):
Monday
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11:00am
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7:30pm
Tuesday
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11:00am
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7:30pm
Wednesday
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11:00am
to
7:30pm
Thurssday
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11:00am
to
7:30pm
Friday
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11:00am
to
7:30pm
Saturday
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12:00pm
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6:00pm
Sunday
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(closed)

Shop


Specialties:

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!

Shop:

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
http://CustomCranium.com/shop.php

© 2014 - 2015 Custom Cranium LLC / Geoff Baysinger