Back in October and two cow carcasses ago, Lucy helped me bring home
this skull. My intention at the time was to electrify it into a wall sconce,
but the cow with the bad toupee will be better suited for that,
so I decided to bedazzle this one.
I went rock shopping on Etsy and bought a pound of Snowflake Obsidian from Utah,
plus a couple pounds of assorted semi-precious gemstones,
from which I sorted out all the whitish ones.
You know you live in the middle of nowhere when gluing stones to bones
passes for entertainment during a heat wave.
You're probably thinking "who's got more rocks in her head, her or the cow?"
I started wondering that myself several days into this project.
The stones had to be placed on a flat plane so that they wouldn't slide off
while the glue dried, and it turns out a cow skull has many planes.
So the process was: apply glue, apply stones, let dry, rotate, repeat.
I considered using a barbecue spit for the rotating part
but didn't want you to think I was weird.
My bedazzled bovine has found a home in the sunroom.
I wonder how many bedazzled bovines in one home is too many?
So far, I'm up to two.