Video: Making the Coyote Skull Chandelier

   10.28.19

Video: Making the Coyote Skull Chandelier

A while back, I showed y’all the amazing chandelier some young ladies had created — using 300 coyote skulls! It’s an amazing creation, to say the least, hanging in the shop of Lauren Hull of Hull’s Skulls.

A few hours ago, Lauren posted a video showing time-lapse building of the canine cranium composition, as well as some really cool views of it after the build was complete.

Building the impressive coyote-skull chandelier.
Building the impressive coyote-skull chandelier.

Here’s what she said about it:

I had always wanted an antler chandelier for my shop but never had enough antlers…what I did have was a boatload of coyote heads in my freezer brought to me by a friend who traps. So after 5 months of fleshing, beetling, degreasing, and reassembling 300 coyote heads, the coyote skull chandelier was born.

This chandelier was made possible by my minion/cousin/apprentice/skull fleshing whiz, Christina. Couldn’t’ve gotten this done without her, or my Gram, who glued in 12,600 coyote teeth!

Last but not least, Thank you to my friend Jake Richmond who made this awesome timelapse!

Looks kinda spooky in the dark.
Looks kinda spooky in the dark.

It’s a really creative way to demonstrate just how good they are at their business of skull cleaning, while not letting the headbones of trapped nuisance coyotes go to waste. Neat!

This is perhaps the best use of any coyote — ever.

An eerie glow from within lights the 300 coyote craniums in this chandelier.
An eerie glow from within lights the 300 coyote craniums in this chandelier.

Here’s the time-lapse video… enjoy.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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