• Silver Goat Skull Silver Goat Skull
    Real domestic goat skull coated in silver metal. The silver is given an "antique" quality by applying a dark metal wax and buffing the finish so that the color remains only in the recesses, since silver does not react with chemicals like other metals. The wax is permanent and also helps to protect the finish.
  • Bronze Ram Skull Bronze Ram Skull
    This skull is from a young Jacob sheep ram. It's coated in multiple layers of thin bronze and given a black patina that was burnished back to highlight the detail in the skull.  The rear side has some damage (see photo), but none that you would ever see while it was on display.
  • Bronze Spotted Skunk Skull Bronze Spotted Skunk Skull
    Real spotted skunk skull (Spilogale gracilis) coated in bronze metal and finished with a black patina that gives it an "antique" quality. The patina is burnished with fine steel wool to highlight and polish the metal underneath. Multiple thin coats allow for an amazing amount of detail to be preserved in this real metal finish.
  • Rusted Iron Longhorn Steer Skull Rusted Iron Longhorn Steer Skull
    This longhorn steer skull measures about 2'5" tip to tip, making it a striking but versatile decor piece. It comes from a locally raised meat steer. It's been coated with multiple thin layers of real iron that were given an acid wash to turn it into reddish orange rust. I added a final layer of black patina before burnishing with steel wool to highlight the details of the skull. The horns are polished, but still have some natural character from life on the ranch.
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    Dermestidarium Quail Skull Ornament Dermestidarium Quail Skull Ornament
    The annual Dermestidarium holiday tradition & fundraiser is back, with a new twist! This year, you choose what to pay, with a minimum of $10 to cover my costs and shipping. Every dollar above that is donated to conservation. And this year's donation recipient is so dang obvious I don't know how I didn't choose them years ago - Quail Forever!Quail Forever is a division of Pheasants Forever, and they're dedicated to the conservation of quail, pheasants and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.These ornaments are made from the (real!) skulls of our wild quail's domestic kin, the Coturnix quail, which were raised humanely for food on American small farms. The skulls are coated with real silver metal, and hang from a black satin ribbon.Every dollar above $10 (per ornament) goes to conservation. How much do you want to pay?
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    Silver Spotted Skunk Skull Silver Spotted Skunk Skull
    Real spotted skunk skull (Spilogale gracilis) coated in silver metal. Multiple thin coats allow for an amazing amount of detail to be preserved in the real metal finish.
  • An ornament version of a red-eared slider turtle skull (Trachemys scripta elegans) coated in bronze metal and finished with a blue-green patina. The patina is burnished with fine steel wool to highlight and polish the metal underneath. Multiple thin coats of metal allow for an amazing amount of detail to be preserved in this real metal finish. Red-eared sliders are invasive in certain parts of the US, and these skulls come from ones that were removed from natural areas. Does not include lower jaw.
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