Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to my most frequently received questions are below. I try to update this list regularly.
"Where do you get your skulls?"
I source only legally harvested skulls from small taxidermists across the country. I try to seek out skulls found in nature by people when I can. Many of my deer skulls come from hunters and nature lovers, and coyote skulls come largely from predator control programs across the country.
"The skull I bought arrived broken."
Although this is rare, occasionally it does happen. Please contact me only through email via the contact me page on my shop. DMs and Instagram comments often get missed. Please provide photos of the item. Some minor issues (such as the jaw coming unglued) can be easily fixed, and I'll help you! I try my best to get back to these emails immediately.
"Can I get a custom skull?"
Please visit my custom skulls page to view all of the skulls I currently have available for customization. Please, do not send emails requesting commissions for skulls you have at home, or items I do not have in stock. Because of how fragile some skulls can be, I don't take on commissions for skulls that are sent to me by clients due to the risk of breakage.
"How do you make these? Can you post a video? What paint do you use? How do you adhere the crystals?"
I keep the methods I use for creating my pieces private. I know that many artists would like to try creating a piece with a skull they have, but I respectfully decline to share this information.
"Would you ever do a --(Insert rare, unusual or endangered animal) skull in your style?"
There is a narrow window of species I work with and I verify the conservation status of each one. I do not work with almost any birds, bats, or most large predators (big cats, wolves, etc). However, I do enjoy working with high quality replicas of these species and post them for sale when I can.
"Why are some skulls not available in certain states, like California?"
Some states have specific laws regarding the sale or possession of animal specimens. For example, California and New York have laws prohibiting the sale of alligator parts. California law is especially strict, and since I cannot possibly verify every law, sometimes I have to take the safe route and limit sales to the state.
"Can I send you a skull to work on?"
Unfortunately, I cannot accept skulls from clients at this time. Many clients ask about sending me their pet's skulls as well. These items are simply too precious to risk going through the mail stream, and I don't feel comfortable taking on that risk.
How do Shop Pay Installments work?
Are there late fees?
No, there are no late fees if you miss a scheduled payment.
What is the option to pay in installments on Shop Pay?
When checking out with Shop Pay, you now have the option to pay now or later. Paying in installments on Shop Pay allows you to split your purchase amount into 4 equal, biweekly installment payments—with 0% interest, no hidden or late fees, and no impact on your credit score.* In some instances, your first payment is due when you make your purchase; otherwise, your first payment is due 2 weeks after your purchase.
What if I make a return on a purchase made through Installments with Shop Pay?
If your refund amount is less than the amount remaining on your Shop Pay Installments balance, then you can expect one or both of the following:
- A smaller payment balance on the final payment
- Less future payments on the remaining loan balance
If your refund amount is more than the amount remaining on your Shop Pay Installments balance, then you can expect to receive the difference as a refund to your original debit card or credit card payment method within 3 to 10 business days.
Which payment methods are accepted if I use the option to pay Installments on Shop Pay?
The installments option on Shop Pay is available on debit and credit cards.
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