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FIRE & BONE 5: Tiny, Digitally Captured, Metal Animal Skulls

Created by Fire & Bone

FIRE & BONE 5: Tiny, Digitally Captured, Metal Animal Skulls
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560 backers pledged $38,042.00 on Kickstarter

Miniature animal skull replicas, reproduced in high detail using 3D scanning, 3D printing, and traditional lost wax casting.

Raised in Kickstarter
$38,042.00 / 560 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$4,473.00 / 502 backers
Estimated Shipping Date: October 2017

Collection 5

Domestic cat yb legacy square thumb
Domestic Cat
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Brown rat wb legacy square thumb
Brown Rat
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Texas longhorn yb legacy square thumb
Texas Longhorn
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Warthog wb legacy square thumb
Warthog
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Leopard seal yb legacy square thumb
Leopard Seal
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Ruby throated hummingbird wb legacy square thumb
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
American robin yb legacy square thumb
American Robin
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Gila monster wb legacy square thumb
Gila Monster
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Golden eagle yb legacy square thumb
Golden Eagle
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Bengal tiger wb legacy square thumb
Bengal Tiger
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Raven earrings wb legacy square thumb
Raven Earrings
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver.
$33.00
Domestic cat earrings yb legacy square thumb
Domestic Cat Earrings
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver.
$33.00
Ruby throated hummingbird earrings wb legacy square thumb
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Earrings
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver.
$33.00
Merino ram cufflinks yb legacy square thumb
Merino Ram Cufflinks
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver.
$55.00
Great horned owl cufflinks wb legacy square thumb
Great Horned Owl Cufflinks
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver.
$55.00
Modern human cufflinks yb legacy square thumb
Modern Human Cufflinks
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver.
$55.00
Grid legacy square thumb
All 10 Skulls from Collection 5
Your choice of Yellow Bronze or White Bronze. Each skull includes matching 24" chain and display ... more »
$300.00
Earrings wb legacy square thumb
2 Pairs of Earrings - Bronze
Available in White Bronze or Yellow Bronze.
$60.00
Earrings wb legacy square thumb
All 3 Pairs of Earrings - Bronze
Available in White Bronze or Yellow Bronze.
$85.00
Cuffs 3 legacy square thumb
2 Sets of Cufflinks - Bronze
Available in White Bronze or Yellow Bronze.
$100.00
Cuffs 3 legacy square thumb
All 3 Sets of Cufflinks - Bronze
Available in White Bronze or Yellow Bronze.
$140.00

•Collection 1

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Lion
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$44.00
Ks image20170710 3 jszwa0 legacy square thumb
Roe Deer
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 nbx28s legacy square thumb
Red Fox
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 1oljiix legacy square thumb
Snowshoe Hare
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$34.00
Ks image20170710 3 bwy7ux legacy square thumb
American Black Bear
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$49.00
Ks image20170710 3 2cqxw4 legacy square thumb
Bobcat
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 1fd5840 legacy square thumb
Walrus
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 1leij17 legacy square thumb
Giraffe
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 1n8r3i7 legacy square thumb
North American Beaver
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 oyios9 legacy square thumb
Gray Wolf
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$49.00
Ks image20170710 3 4erdyj legacy square thumb
SaberToothed Cat
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$49.00
Ks image20170710 3 1pzuna6 legacy square thumb
Horse
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00

•Collection 2

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Merino Ram
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$44.00
Ks image20170710 3 dpqpx4 legacy square thumb
American Bison
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$44.00
Ks image20170710 3 cl39hz legacy square thumb
Great Horned Owl
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Ks image20170710 3 17o27el legacy square thumb
Dire Wolf
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$49.00
Ks image20170710 3 1wgagn1 legacy square thumb
Northern Owl Monkey
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 76b6l4 legacy square thumb
Crow
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Ks image20170710 3 9m0eux legacy square thumb
Red-Tailed Hawk
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Ks image20170710 3 mwb8q0 legacy square thumb
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 19hh8kf legacy square thumb
Velociraptor
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$44.00

•Collection 3

Ks image20170710 3 5m33wv legacy square thumb
Striped Hyena
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 4y4dss legacy square thumb
Raven
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$35.00
Ks image20170710 3 a86xnv legacy square thumb
Greater Flying Fox Bat
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$44.00
Ks image20170710 3 1q2mvm0 legacy square thumb
Gemsbok
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 16rbxow legacy square thumb
Nile Crocodile
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 1vmnk1p legacy square thumb
Jaguar
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$49.00
Ks image20170710 3 j1y3nf legacy square thumb
Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger / Wolf)
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 rdraes legacy square thumb
Modern Human
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$49.00

•Collection 4

Arctic fox wb legacy square thumb
Arctic Fox
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. Inclu... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 k5bfnc legacy square thumb
Musk Ox
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 1nvvpzb legacy square thumb
Coyote
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$49.00
Ks image20170710 3 efihjh legacy square thumb
White-Tailed Deer
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$49.00
Ks image20170710 3 b5x1fe legacy square thumb
Goat
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$49.00
Ks image20170710 3 1xf6w5s legacy square thumb
Sacred Ibis
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$44.00
Ks image20170710 3 wi32ww legacy square thumb
Raccoon
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$39.00
Ks image20170710 3 svepz2 legacy square thumb
Wolverine
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$49.00
Ks image20170710 3 1lsmy71 legacy square thumb
American Alligator
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Wooden display base optional. ... more »
$49.00
Ks image20170710 3 jsmoow legacy square thumb
Coyote Claw
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Includes matching 24" chain.
$30.00
Ks image20170710 3 1l3wtwv legacy square thumb
Deer Antler
Available in White Bronze, Yellow Bronze, or Sterling Silver. Includes matching 24" chain.
$33.00

•Miscellaneous

Ks image20170710 3 l0l46b legacy square thumb
Display Base
Includes species label of your choice.
$5.00

Learn About Our Project:

THE FIFTH COLLECTION! 

 

This is Fire & Bone's fifth collection! With the addition of these ten amazing new species we now carry more than 45 different animals

You can see and purchase all of our previous collections here.

Bengal Tiger skull pendant with articulated jaw!
Bengal Tiger skull pendant with articulated jaw!

MINIATURE SKULLS DIRECT FROM NATURE

Fire & Bone makes tiny, true-to-life, animal skull reproductions derived from high-resolution 3D scans of original specimens, carefully miniaturized in a digital process, then cast in metal using traditional techniques. Each skull can be both worn and displayed on their optional wood collectors base.

This is our fifth Kickstarter collection and we’re adding ten new species, including several of the animals that are most frequently requested by our backers. We’re also introducing three new cufflinks, and for the first time ever, earrings

Like us, our incredible backers are passionate naturalists, miniature collectors, and animal lovers and we hope you get as big a kick at seeing and holding these tiny new skulls as we do. 

THE NEW COLLECTION 

TEN NEW SPECIES!
TEN NEW SPECIES!

Our fifth collection contains apex predators like the Bengal Tiger, Leopard Seal, and Golden Eagle. Two mortal enemies; the Domestic Cat and American Robin. Some incredible adornments in the horns of the Texas Longhorn and tusks of the Warthog. The glittering Gila Monster. The royal Ruby-Throated Hummingbird and the prosperous Brown Rat.

Choose from White or Yellow Bronze or Sterling Silver
Choose from White or Yellow Bronze or Sterling Silver

 

 

 

HINGED JAWS!

The Bengal Tiger, Leopard Seal, Domestic Cat, and Brown Rat all have articulated lower jaws!

EARRINGS! 

We’re also very excited to introduce our very first Fire & Bone Earrings! You can now adorn your lobes with the Raven, Cat, or Hummingbird and, at about 10-15mm long, they're like miniature versions of our already tiny skulls. But they still manage to retain that amazing Fire & Bone detail!

CUFFLINKS! 

Plus we're happy to release three new Cufflink sets that will be joining the original Gray Wolf Cufflinks from our previous campaign. For this campaign, you can choose the Merino Ram, Great-Horned Owl, or Modern Human all with a classic "T-bar" style link. 

3D SCANNING & MINIATURIZATION 

Our process begins by digitally scanning real animal skulls. We work with a company that uses a proprietary 3D scanning process to digitally capture animal skulls in very high detail. We are thrilled with the level of detail we get from this method, which isn't possible with consumer-level 3D scanners. 

We scale the piece down to a size suitable for collection or jewelry. Because we do this digitally and not manually, we retain an unprecedented amount of detail from the original skull. 

To make the final pieces, we reproduce the miniature model in wax with a professional level high-resolution 3D printer. With our wax model we make a master mold which allows us to cast the skulls in any metal using traditional lost-wax casting. We work with a family owned foundry in the U.S. with decades of experience producing large production runs of small delicate pieces. 

REWARDS 

***If you'd like to pledge for multiple reward tiers, simply add up the total amount to cover each reward that you would like (but just select one reward at checkout). After the campaign, we will send you a survey where you can tell us exactly which items you would like. You will also have the opportunity to add items to your order after the campaign through BackerKit, including skulls from our previous campaigns.

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FIRE & BONE AND KICKSTARTER

In putting together this new collection, we recognized what an amazing community Kickstarter has been for us. We get to test demand for new skulls, and we have a great platform for communicating with fans. If this campaign is successful, we will be able to keep acquiring more hard-to-get skulls for our collection and building this project together with you.

If you missed our previous campaigns, those collections are now available on our site - www.fireandbone.com. We now have over 45 species, and we're excited to continue to add more! Even though we have made some great steps since we first launched – we now sell Fire & Bone through a couple world famous science museums, which is mind-blowingly cool – we are still primarily three guys who do this as a passion. Kickstarter lets us find people who share that passion. 

Skulls from previous campaigns available at www.fireandbone.com!
Skulls from previous campaigns available at www.fireandbone.com!

 

TESTIMONIALS 

Here are a few of the nice things people have said about our tiny animal skulls: 

"Absolutely love my arctic fox pendant. Really well made, not too heavy around my neck, and exactly what I hoped for. The articulated jaw is my favorite part." - Katie H.

"Gorgeous jewelry created from life, perfect in detail and look. I have 3 of them, along with the stand and chain. Highly recommend Fire & Bone." - Deborah W.

"My bear skull with the cool articulated jaw just arrived! Exquisite! One of my favorite Kickstarter projects so far." - Nancy J.

"Just got my Roe Deer and Black Bear in the mail...you guys have absolutely outdone yourselves! They exceeded all of my expectations - I cannot wait to wear such an interesting piece of jewelry. Anyone who's looking around and thinking about buying any of Fire & Bone's pieces, go for it! You will not be disappointed!" - Jennifer C.

"I received my skulls and I just wanted to say that I'm still impressed every time I look at them. The quality is commendable - for something so small, the detail is incredible. They make a wonderful talking-piece displayed on the little stands I received with them." - Jake D.

"My sabertooth cat arrived today. Completely, absolutely unequivocally love love love it & the fact it's from a real skull just makes it incredibly special! Thank you so much!" - Rebecca M.

"Have it. Love it! I wear it all the time and always get compliments on it." - Acacia S.

"If anyone here doesn't have one of these. Get one! They are amazing. Thank you so much for the Dire Wolf. I can't wait to be able to order more." - Alex K.

"These are gorgeous and unique pieces. I got my girlfriend a bear's skull from the first run and she absolutely loved it. I highly recommend this great project." - Gian D.

"Just wanted to say how amazing my jaguar skull is! Thank you!" - Emma L.

"I’ve got their lion, grey wolf, and a gemsbok from their last KickStarter. They’re beautiful pieces." - @canisdemachina

 "I have the croc and the jaguar and they are both incredibly beautiful! I'm in love!" - @fancyunicornparty

THANKS! 

We couldn't do this without you. Let us know what you think in the comments, and keep those skull suggestions coming! 

-Jason, Chris, & Matt.