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


We will be CLOSED friday and sat as we are vending at the Portland Metro Reptile Expo! Come and see us, and all sorts of cool critters at the columbia conference center in portland!

7ft King Cobra articulation I just finished. Will be mounted on a custom base for the discerning owner. Skin also available for purchase (raw). $650 for articulation (base included), $150 shipped for skin.

We are now offering premium articulation kits! Custom animal artwork with collection information in a sturdy box. Specimens are broken down into individually bagged feet, long bones, spine pelvis and skull. $200 shipped (US only)

Good afternoon, Custom-ers! How's your summer going? We've had some questions from people recently who thought we'd closed our doors since moving, so I want to make it very clear that we are still open, just in a different location! 154 Lawrence, a block from Old Nick's, in a nicer store! We're no longer downtown, but we're better than ever.

Hi CC fans! Adam will be on vacation this week starting tomorrow Wed/12 to wed/19 Please direct your questions and orders to Darien, and she will be glad to help you!

Feather bracers? For dancers or fairies maybe?

Dear Craniumed Custom-ers,

Due to extremely high temps in our area through Friday, (100+) All outside work and classes have been suspended. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we place the health and safety of our staff, interns, and volunteers above all. If you have a project in our freezers that was supposed to be fleshed this week, please accept our apologies and tag an extra few days onto your expected delivery date.

In the mean time, why not come INSIDE and spend some time checking out our collection of amazing oddities in the nice, frosty, air-conditioned showroom. We'd be happy to see you!

Who wants some free dead things?! We are bringing home a carload of frozen critters and need some help skinning and fleshing. For your trouble, you get to take home a bunch of bones, some valuable cleaning lessons and useful experience.
Tuesday and Wednesday 11-5, please post in this thread if you're interested. Must be 16+, drinks and sharp pointy things provided.

Purple sea urchin spine earrings! $20 any color, only go to around 6ga

Custom Cranium now deals wholesale! If you have a store and would like to receive our wholesale availability list, please email ATTN : ADAM to find out more. We have loads of wonderful skulls, bones, skeletons and other natural wonders to fill your shops, wow your customers and increase that bottom line.

Dear custom-ers, please remember that our business hours are Tues-Fri 11-7 PST and Sat 12-6 PST.

While we are often around other times online to answer questions, these are the only times someone will likely respond to phone calls, texts, or PM's in a quick and timely manner. We understand that the time zone differences between the Pacific and Eastern coasts can make for some troubling scheduling but please remember that we have families and lives outside of our business as well. We value each and every one of of you and are committed to giving you the best products and services we can. That is why our accounts go directly to Darien and myself as opposed to an answering service. We want you to talk right with the source, not with a secretary. :)

Custom Horns ... take that, poachers.

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Custom-ers ... Update: We are modifying our hours a bit. We will be closed on Mondays. If Sunday or Monday is the only day you can make it, please drop us a note and we'll try to make an appointment to open the shop for you!

Parking is available on street or behind our building, just drive through the gate (please don't block the shared entrance driveway). We are still working with the building owner to put in a new front door. Please use the door in the back of the building in the parking lot for now. The door on the front of the building doesn't currently work but will not be an issue soon (tm).

If you would like to be kept up to date on future events like classes, music nights, etc, please subscribe to our Facebook "Events" page ... [link]

(if you are viewing this on our web page: click the link and, if you're logged in to Facebook already, you should see a "Subscribe" button).

We just got a mention in an article on The Nerdist! I did an interview for a story on Game of Thrones, here it is, just posted today :)


Valar more-spoilers. A girl must science.  Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss finally gave us a peek into the lives of the Faceless Men on last week's episode “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” and it didn't dissapoint. The religious cohort of skin-changers was first introduced to view…

Look at all these gorgeous mounts we have! Come in and pick out your new friend today!

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.


Phone: (541) 525-9037


Custom Cranium
154 Lawrence St
Eugene, OR
United States, 97401


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