PreciousCreature

Taxidermy designs and pet aftercare by Lauren Kane

California, United States · 311 Sales

PreciousCreature

Taxidermy designs and pet aftercare by Lauren Kane

California, United States 311 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(133)

Announcement   Visit PRECIOUSCREATURETAXIDERMY.COM for more photos of past work, bio, news, and more.
All work created here and outside of this shop is cruelty-free, meaning no animals were hurt or killed for the purposes of art and/or taxidermy. All animals are casualties of the pet trade or found deceased otherwise. Leather used in jewelry is recycled.

Do you have a small-medium sized pet that you would like preserved to treasure for decades to come? We love working with pets and pet owners to create loving and artful memorials.

Follow Precious Creature on Instagram for daily studio sneak peaks and the newest designs available for acquisition.

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 15, 2015

Visit PRECIOUSCREATURETAXIDERMY.COM for more photos of past work, bio, news, and more.
All work created here and outside of this shop is cruelty-free, meaning no animals were hurt or killed for the purposes of art and/or taxidermy. All animals are casualties of the pet trade or found deceased otherwise. Leather used in jewelry is recycled.

Do you have a small-medium sized pet that you would like preserved to treasure for decades to come? We love working with pets and pet owners to create loving and artful memorials.

Follow Precious Creature on Instagram for daily studio sneak peaks and the newest designs available for acquisition.

Lauren Kane

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About

Preserving the Creatures of the Universe

Precious Creature was founded with a sole purpose - to preserve the beauty in the overlooked, the lost, and the beloved. From creating one of a kind jewelry pieces out of taxidermy to keeping a bond alive between a pet and a human, my work aims to focus on the vacant body of the creature before me and to revive just a bit of the soul that was once present to give it a new story.

Precious Creature has had work shown at such venues as Hollywood's La Luz de Jesus, Kat Von D's Wonderland gallery, and Necromance in Hollywood. In addition, I had the honor of preserving Crush, the pet hairless rat of Die Antwoord's Yolandi Visser among a wide variety of pet parents.

Thank you for visiting the Precious Creature store! Stay tuned on Instagram for daily studio sneak peaks and the latest taxidermy designs available for acquisition.

-Lauren Kane

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Shop members
  • Lauren

    Owner, Taxidermist

    All-around wonderer and maker, Lauren is always sketching or dreaming up new ideas for taxidermy pieces. In addition to her work sold here, Lauren enjoys preserving and mounting deceased pets for their owners.

  • Lottie

    Our Late Anatomy Model, General Cutie

    Lottie played a huge role in the forming of Precious Creature, as no soul befitted that namesake better than she. She is a most missed friend, anatomy helper, and inspiration.

  • Alex

    Bone Processor, Cheerleader

    Alex is Lauren's left-hand man when it comes to any extra help that is needed in the studio when in a pinch. He also processes bones as a hobby and has lent his skills as such. He is a priceless asset to the Precious Creature mission!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 23, 2015
Welcome to Precious Creature by Lauren Kane. This shop is committed to bringing the buyer closer to the intriguing world of taxidermy, natural history, and art based in this aesthetic. Each and every animal acquired is found deceased from the pet trade or gifted deceased otherwise. In this way, each animal can be recycled for educational and aesthetic purpose. See and read more at PRECIOUSCREATURE.COM

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
***Regarding Custom Orders***:
- Your order will be listed for two weeks.
- If you do not purchase after the two week period, the item will either be unlisted or posted as an open sale to anyone - therefore, the item will no longer be reserved for you. (Unless we have discussed and agreed to a different arrangement.)

Precious Creature accepts PayPal and money orders, and credit/debit cards which are processed safely through Etsy. Please make sure payment (or method of payment) is received within 48 hours or we will cancel the sale. Contact us if there is any issue with this.
Shipping
After purchase, allow about 3-5 days to process your order. We will notify you when your item has been packed and shipped.

All orders are shipped USPS Priority mail. All U.S.A orders are shipped with delivery confirmation that come with a tracking number. Please contact us if you would like to have your tracking number available.

Insurance can be included in the price of your total order. For example, an item with a value of $150 USD will have an insurance charge of about $3.00. If an item does become lost in the mail or seized by customs, you may make a claim with the United States Postal Service to get a refund or the item's value. Please message us if you would like this service so we may add it to your shipping cost. We are not responsible for items lost in the mail, etc. We do our very best to make sure your item comes home to you safe and sound.

We pack each item ordered very carefully, as taxidermy is fragile.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales made are final. Only adjustments to certain taxidermy designs can be made upon approval by Precious Creature beforehand. Thank you for understanding.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ

Q: Where do your animals come from?
A: All of the animals that Precious Creature uses are found deceased or gifted as such. Animals that pass away in pet shops, breeder facilities, or that are taken due to depredation efforts are used in work. No animal is ever harmed, hunted, or killed for taxidermy use.

Q: But you work with dead animals...are you an animal lover?
A: YES! The first qualification to being a taxidermist is a love and respect for the natural world and most importantly, animals, great and small.

Q: Do you accept custom order requests?
A: Yes! Bring them on!

Q: Will you taxidermy my deceased pet?
A: Yes. Preserving pets through traditional taxidermy and bone cleaning is an honor. Each pet is unique and special and I love capturing and preserving that memory.

Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: Most of the time. Most domesticated animals can be shipped overseas and to other countries. Wild animal specimens are a little more tricky and will be shipped internationally only on a case to case basis.

DISCLAIMER

Please keep in mind that taxidermy is not intended for young children under the age of 10. It can be broken and should not be placed in mouth, as small pieces can be a choking hazard. Also keep away from pets, excessive humidity, and never wear in water.

U.S. buyers: Please remember to check with your local U.S. Fish & Game (or equal) agencies regarding items that you purchase. International buyers: please check with your customs policies before ordering as well as your local environmental agencies before placing an order which involves the sale and shipment of animal remains. No refunds will be given for confiscated items as it is not Precious Creature Taxidermy's responsibility.

Thank you!