HANDCRAFTED

WOOD SKULLS

ABOUT THE HAND-CRAFTED SKULLS

Thanks so much for taking a look at some pictures of our skull pins and earrings.  As you can see, they are unique, handcrafted small skull pins and earrings made from walnut or cherry hardwood from the Blue Ridge Mountains here in Virginia.

SKULL ESSAYS

Tattoos: Skulls to Wear (Permanently)

Tattoos: Skulls to Wear (Permanently)

Long ago and right now, one of the images most frequently tattooed on people's bodies is skulls. Whether they be grinning, smiling, threatening, wrapped in ribbons or words or flowers or flames, skulls seem to be nearly universal in appeal. As one website...

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Skulls get the limelight

Skulls get the limelight

Did you know that a skull has one of the most recognized and beloved roles in Shakespeare's plays? In “the Scottish play” (theater folks know about the “curse” that is attached to Hamlet, and won't say the title aloud), the hero, Prince Hamlet, is tossed a...

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Skulls: Funerary Objects Around the World

Skulls: Funerary Objects Around the World

There's a certain accessory that sometimes holds a place of focus in the homes of trendy young fashionistas: skulls. Skulls realistic, skulls stylized, skulls decorated and skulls plain, and although it sounds a trifle gruesome to some, to others, they are...

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Crystal Skulls: Ancient, Alien, or Modern?

Crystal Skulls: Ancient, Alien, or Modern?

“Crystal skull” carved from a single block of quartz , acquired from Tiffany and Co., New York around 1897 by the British Museum, dating probably to the second half of the 19th century. Photograph at britishmuseum.org, Research News, Studying the Crystal...

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Skulls in Art: Better than Pictures

Skulls in Art: Better than Pictures

Original oil painting by Frans Hals, 1625 typifies the Vanitas genre with symbolic images of a nearly-extinguished candle, a wilting flower, and of course, a skull. Photograph from Wikipedia Commons. When photographic techniques and equipment were...

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TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY

“My mother gave me the mini walnut skull pin as a gift and I have to say, out of all the pins I’ve bought over the years, this pin has to be in my top five favorite ever.  I’m in love with the delicacy of the carving and the overall feel of it.  Thank you so much for putting your art in the world!” 🙂

EMS

“I absolutely LOVE my Mini- Cherry Skull Pin!!!  As a sculpture, I appreciate the material, scale and exquisitely fine detail.  It’s rare to be able to wear art so I am thrilled to be wearing wood!”

CP

“Skulls have always been a favorite motif of mine and my miniature 3D skull pin by Virginia Mountain Woodworks is now my favorite accessory.  Delicate and fierce all at the same time, I am in love with my wooden skull!”

AJ

“I was lucky enough to be given one of Richard’s small skull pins, to mark a milestone in my life. I love wearing it because it is so pretty and well-crafted, and also because people often notice and comment on it. It’s been the start of many wonderful conversations!”

DTC

During all of his working life, Weigand has continued his artistic development; creating in several media including two-dimensional drawing and painting, sculpture in ceramics and wood, woodworking to produce furniture and turnings, and architecture.