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


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 evening of students, 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 :)

I have this adorable rattie in a wedding dress I made for a special presentation. She's a transgender baby since I̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶l̶d̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶f̶i̶n̶d̶ ̶a̶ ̶l̶a̶r̶g̶e̶ ̶e̶n̶o̶u̶g̶h̶ ̶f̶e̶m̶a̶l̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶t̶ she was finally able to express how she felt on the inside :) $150

Want to learn the art of taxidermy? We will be offering classes soon in the new year! Can't wait? Consider volunteering or interning with us. You never know what we'll be doing from day to day.

Mummified kitty! Cleaned and ready to display.

Oh look, that massive commercial end of year holiday is right around the corner, and you want to make sure you don't have to trample anyone else to get the same generic present all the human masses are going to get? Look at the lovely goodies Custom Cranium has for you!
Human teeth pendants in three different types for boys and girls and everything in between, beautiful bird skull earrings, Bone-a-fied jewelry for the tragically hip macabre, and even a new human skull to keep your new jewelry in!

Hey Custom Cranium fans! Just a friendly reminder, that you need to order those holiday gifts and custom orders by no later than Dec 7 (for custom work) and Dec 14 (for guaranteed holiday delivery on stock items)

Happy family / turkey week to all who celebrate it :) Custom Cranium will be closed on Thursday to enjoy the day. May it be savory whatever you consume. Send us the skull and feet if you did your own bird!

Dear Custom Cranium customers,

Sometimes we have to do hard things in business. While we are committed to bringing you awesome natural curiosities and art for a fair and reasonable price, the shipping companies simply aren't playing fair. Recently we've lost a bundle shipping out larger or irregular sized items. Effective immediately, we will be raising our shipping rates to compensate for this loss. For many of you contemplating larger pieces, you should consider that shipping may be equal to, or exceed the cost of your purchase. In that event, we will issue you a special coupon so that you can purchase other, smaller items at a discount which we can pack into your large shipment, thus saving you at least further pain.

We urge you to write UPS, FED Ex, and the USPS to register your displeasure with the costs. They went up during the last gas price hike and never went back down. (surprise surprise).

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
1331 Willamette St
Eugene, OR
United States, 97401


Hours (GMT-08:00):



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

© 2014 Custom Cranium LLC / Geoff Baysinger