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.
Hello there, Custom-ers. Many of you might have seen the store in a bit of disarray lately. I guess I can't hold it back anymore, there are some big changes going on.
As of mid August, we are moving to the Seattle area. I will be open until 8/13 making deals to sell as much as I can before the move. My experience here has been full and varied, and I've met some truly fantastic people I'm proud to call my friends. Custom Cranium has always been my first love and will continue to live online with a brand new website and a store after I get fully landed up North.
Come in and pick up those neat things you've been thinking about and say goodbye in person. Shopdog Nyxe is in today and available for hugs, too!
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.
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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.