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Aren't rodent skulls the prettiest little marvels of nature? Don't you want to wear them around your neck? Of course you do!

How about wearing TWO of them? That seems like an even better idea to me! That's why I've mounted two dainty partial field mouse skulls in a brass shadowbox necklace just for you. One faces up to watch you as you go about your daily business, while the other points down to keep an eye on the road ahead of you. Don't worry, they make a great team!

So here's the skinny: as mentioned, these aren't complete skulls, but all the prettiest parts are intact. Since the rodents in question died of natural causes (they were eaten by an owl and their bones were regurgitated, because that's how owls roll), this piece is cruelty-free. The skulls have been cleaned and sanitized, obviously, but you'll never have to touch them, because they're securely contained behind a clear acrylic dome. I can't guarantee that this piece is watertight, so you'll want to avoid jumping into a lake while you're wearing it. It should hold up just fine to regular, non-aquatic wear.

These mice are sitting on a collection of tiny clock parts--since the textured background of the setting itself adds a lot of interest, I didn't want to make the piece too busy. To keep their conversations from getting too boring, I've slipped in a tiny brass bee friend for the two of them. I've also added a dark red garnet chips, as a symbol of good health; it's a little late for the twins, but not you, right?

This particular skull necklace should make a great gift for your best friend or sweetheart; after all, you can't get much closer than these two.

The pendant hangs on a 18" (45.7cm) antique brass chain embellished with vintage faux pearls. The necklace closes with a screw clasp.

Height: 2"/50mm
Width: 1.75"/40mm
Depth: 0.5"/13mm

If you're interested, check out the other rodent shadowboxes and cruelty-free animal part jewelry in my shop!

International customers, please check what your country's customs regulations have to say on the topic of bones and taxidermy before you buy. I am not responsible for packages seized by customs.

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Send me a message if you'd like an item customized or designed just for you--I'd love to do it! In most cases I'm happy to take your order on and charge you once it's completed and you've seen photos of the finished product, but for heavily customized items that I will be unable to sell to anyone else should you change your mind (i.e. your name on a bracelet), I will require a deposit up-front.
Please CONTACT ME, preferably by Etsy message to bypass my spam filter, if you'd like to make a return. London life necessitates a lot of moving around, and I have to make sure you'll be sending your item to the correct address. This also allows me to provide a more personal level of customer service; if, for example, you love your necklace but the clasp breaks, I think we'd both be happier if I just send you a new chain rather than making you ship the whole thing back to me for an exchange.

I accept returns for any reason within 14 days of you receiving the item. If you're outside of that window, please feel free to get in touch anyway--I'll try to work something out that makes us both happy.
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If I accepted cancellations within 24 hours of purchase, I would have to wait 24 hours before shipping every order I receive. As it is now, I don't have a set shipping buffer time; if you place an order the morning I intend to go to the post office, your package will ship an hour after you've paid for it. This is especially vital during busy holiday seasons.

That said, if you change your mind about an item and I haven't shipped it yet, I'm happy to cancel your order. If it's already been shipped, I will take a return within 14 days of receipt, no questions asked.

Conjoined Mouse Skulls in Brass Shadowbox Necklace


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: brass cabochon setting, antique brass chain, clock gears, garnet, acrylic cab cover, brass bee, real recycled mouse skulls
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 82 reviews
  • Favorited by: 6 people