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


Ooooh, Saturday is our Creepy Critters class! And guess what, guys? We will have ALL our own creepy critters at the store for you!

These are some of what is still in stock while the rest of the crew is at Wasteland Weekend.

We will be open again Saturday from noon-6 (thanks Travis).

Please email if you need us to open for other hours!

Custom Cranium shared a page.

Cranium Custom-ers: we are vending at WASTELAND WEEKEND this week and will be back on Wednesday, September 30th.

We will be open regular business hours on Saturday the 26th with volunteer help.

Email -> <- to request a Cranium Crew volunteer open the shop for you to browse if you can't make it in except for the days we are traveling (but much of our inventory will be with us in California, not the shop).

Wasteland Weekend is a 4-day post-apocalyptic Mad Max-style party in the CA desert. Sep 24 - 27, 2015
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"Flow" - Shawn James and the Shapeshifters - 7/19/2013 House Concert

REMINDER: Come to the show tomorrow if you're in the area! [link]

We've got some good friends coming up tomorrow from Fayetteville, AR to play a show for Eugene. Take a look here and if you like what you see, click on this event for more details!


DISCLOSURE: Darien owns Custom Cranium where this is being held, and we are hoping for people to make donations to keep the band's ability to do more shows in the future, but this isn't a big money making event. Rarely do we get more than the bare minimum needed to cover the band's expenses. We do this because it is a damned fun time!

If you enjoy it, please take a look at their other videos with this YouTube search: [link]

The linked playlist contains all videos I've shot for Shawn James and the Shapeshifters. There may be some repeat titles but they are all unique videos. The Shapeshifters often tour with a different crew each trip. The first 19 videos are just of Shawn and Baker performing acoustic. The next 9 videos are of a larger version of the Shapeshifters with electric instruments and a heavier sound. You just never know what you're going to get ... but it is always good.

The videos in this list were shot at our old house in Colorado and soon will contain more videos from Custom Cranium in Eugene :)

notice: since you do not have javascript enabled, the embedded player will not work, but you can still see this video via this link.

Do you prefer to get your updates about Custom Cranium via Twitter? We are now mirroring our news on Twitter here: [link]

(note: there will be less interaction there, but we wanted to provide the service for people who are more comfortable there)

The latest Tweets from Custom Cranium (@CustomCranium)

It's HALLOWEEN season! You know what's better than plastic Halloween bones in your yard? REAL ONES! Come get large bags of real bones for props or toys FOR A DOLLAR! Or fill up a big box for $20. REAL BONES!

Shawn James and the Shapeshifters | Omens (The Bea

OOOOKAY! Boy do we have a treat for you guys! Shawn James and the Shapeshifters are coming back on the 18th for a show AT THE SHOP!!! We have this big parking lot so why not take advantage of it! Cover is $5-10 donation, so pretty much everyone can make it. COME ON DOWN!

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Hi there custom Cranium fans, we are proud to announce that we have some extremely rare reptile wet specimens in at the moment. If this is your sort of thing, please inquire via message for pricing. Serious inquiries only, please.

Come on up, weirdlings, and learn how to flesh an animal! DIY Anatomy lessons are free THIS WEDNESDAY!

So, chillens; we are having another fleshing day at the shop! Who wants to come help, either the 9th or the 16th?

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!

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