Swarovski Crystal Human Skull, Animal Skull and Original Jeweled Art by Quinn Gregory
Swarovski Crystal Human Skull Art

Swarovski Crystal Art for Sports Fans



MORE HELMUTS - The ultimate gift for any Football Fanatic... Making the love of football truly into an Art form...the Artist (Quinn Gregory) takes an authentic Riddell Proline Football Helmet (as worn by NFL players) and hand-applies over 12,500 Swarovski crystals.















The process takes 3 weeks to complete and the finished helmet is a truly stunning conversation piece that a true football fan would cherish in their home or office.

The Artist can be commissioned for other NFL or NCAA  college helmets.


CONTACT  QUINN GREGORY for price and availability



(FEATURED this week on IF IT'S HIP, IT'S HERE luxury blog
and   One Design Per day blog.......and  BORN RICH!

SOON  to  be featured on HGTV  Debbie Designs Dallas!!)



Best Gift For Football Fans - Swarovski Covered Helmets

Quinn Gregory Football Helmets:

The ultimate gift for any Football Fanatic... Making the love of football truly into an Art form...the Artist (Quinn Gregory) takes an authentic Riddell Proline Football Helmet (as worn by NFL players) and hand-applies over 12,500 Swarovski crystals.












The process takes 3 weeks to complete and the finished helmet is a truly stunning conversation piece that a true football fan would cherish in their home or office.

The Artist can be commissioned for other NFL or NCAA  college helmets.


CONTACT  QUINN GREGORY

INFINITE HOPE Jesus Christ Sculpture on Display for Grand Rapids Michigan ART PRIZE September 23-October 10





I am  very exicited to be participating in the Grand Rapids Michigan  ART PRIZE contest! It was open to artists  worldwide and  $500,000 in cash is being awarded to the top 10 pieces of art. Winners will be determined by public popularity vote. And the top 3 winners will be on permanent display in the city of Grand Rapids. This is the very first year of the contest  and about  1200 artists were able to fins spaces to display their art throughtout the city. My piece is on display in a wonderful, beautiful gallery  called   OPEN CONCEPT GALLERY (50 Louis St NW  6th floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2680  (616) 233-9722).










"Infinite Hope"  is my biggest project to date! It is a sculpture I made primarily of wood, foam and crystals. Through research, I learned that Jesus was 5'3' tall (which made him actually a tall Jewish man at that time). I used cooper tubing to make his 5'3'' skeleton and then built from there. After sealing the sculpture, I utilized a metallic paint to give Jesus a metal look (thus avoiding the weight of a metal sculpture- while achieving the look I desired). The actual sculpting portion of this work took 4 1/2 months to complete. I then spent the past 10 months encrusting Jesus with almost 250,000 Swarovski crystals (four different types of Swarovski crystals were used). To me the brilliance  of the crystalized Jesus symbolizes all
of the hope religion and my faith bring to me.

 



"Infinite Hope" started as my way of expressing what faith and religion mean to me. Over the past several years I have witnessed how religion has often been misused to separate and divide people.  Throughout history, countries have fought countless wars that were based on the
inability to accept others' faith and differences.

I am a simple person with simple beliefs. I don't think religion should be about exclusion- I believe all religions should be based on unconditional love and learning to understand and co-exist with all of our neighbors (even when their beliefs vary significantly from our own). It should not matter what anyone's particular faith is- in my simple way of thinking, my "religion" gives me
INFINITE HOPE in this life and in the after-life.


If you are in Grand Rapids in the coming weeks, check out the show, (and vote for me, if you love the piece!)   The show is going to be  quite amazing and sure to grow in leaps and bounds in  coming years! I was very lucky to get in this first year!







T-shirts  NOW  AVAILABLE!
Style 1  Mini Cross                                   Style 2 Full Cross


By popular demand, I have been asked to create  Jesus T-Shirts using photos of my art!
I have  created 2 different styles, using 2 different images.  I have  all sizes. 
You can specify size when you order. 100%  pre-shrunk cotton!

 $19.99 +  $4  shipping  in the US

Body Measurements (in inches)
 Size                   S            M            L          XL          XXL
  Chest          34-36      38-40      42-44     46-48      50-52
Body Length   27           29           30           31           31.5

e-mail me to place an order  -  You can pay online  with  PayPal.

 





 

Dan Aykroyd Loves Skulls, Vodka and Art!

Last year I read that Dan Aykroyd was  expanding his wine and spirits empire. He partnered to create the Dan Aykroyd Winery in Canada, is owner of Crystal Head vodka and co-founder of House of Blues.

Dan commissioned John Alexander to work on a skull container for the vodka.

"The vodka originates from an idea my friend artist John Alexander had. He's been going to the Mexican "Day of the Dead" celebration for some time.

He has been putting skulls in his artwork for years. He wanted put tequila in a glass skull and I said that's a brilliant idea but I'm the importer of Patron into Canada. [Aykroyd got involved with Alloy Brands four years ago]. So I'm involved with the greatest tequila in the world. I don't want to be associated with another tequila. That would be like Pepsi salesman drinking Coke.

 


He drew the skull on a napkin and it was beautiful and it hit me. Let's bring back the
Mitchell-Hedges skull that was found in the Yucatan. There is the legend of the  13 crystal heads found around the world that were referenced in the Indiana Jones movie. I said let's use a liquid that is a pure spirit. Let's go back to the old style of rural white lightning and good old-fashioned moonshine."

 


Right now, the Crystal Head Vodka, is only  available in California, Texas, Nevada, Louisiana and Florida and retail's  for $49.95 per 750 ml bottle.

A friend of mine got me  a bottle of the Vodka as gift and Dan autographed it for me!  To thank him I 'crystalized' another bottle of his vodka, and it presented to him at an event this past summer.





He actually called me and  told me he will always keep it in his art collection. His Crystal Head Vodka team has also contacted me about creating more of the crystalized vodka bottles to be used as promotional gifts or for Dan Aykroyd to give to close friends.


He has some fascinating information on his site about the 13 skulls and also his philosophy of making a unique  vodka. Go to  CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA  and  see videos  and  more!

New Animal Skull Art - Zebra, Ram and Kudu







This summer I worked on several new animal skulls.
Including  Zebra's, Ram's, and  Kudu's.

The Kudu's, part of the antelope family, have these amazing horns!
But the Zebra has a great skull to work with....

I would like to do an alligator or crocodile skull soon, but haven't
been able to locate one yet, at a decent price.



Texas Longhorn Steer Skull Art - Dallas Cowboys



I just finished my 2nd Texas Longhorn Steer

which was made for the Dallas Cowboy Organization,

using all crystals, called  "crystal."

Lots of Sparkle!





 

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Longhorn Skull Art - Univeristy of Texas - By Quinn Gregory



I recently finished a very special commissioned piece!
An art collector, who was a big fan of University of Texas,
contacted me  to cover a longhorn skull for him.

The animal skull was a big project! Talking 12,960
Swarovski crystals! When completed, horn to horn, it measured
5 feet across and the skull itself  is 20" long.

This was my first non-human skull....
next I am working on an antelope!




Custom colors & commissions welcome.



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Born Rich.org Features Quinn Gregory Skull Art







        My Skull Art was mentioned this week on  BORN RICH!

Also  the sites ,  ELITE CHOICE  and  SUPER LUXURY BLOG 
                         picked up the story of my art as well !

The power and reach of the Internet is truly amazing - after those 3 articles ran,
a publication from  London e-mailed me and wants to do a story my skulls! 
I  will keep you posted  as that develops!




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Purple skull art - KING - By Quinn Gregory






Swarovski Crystalized  Male Human Skull "KING" -
 All Swarovski Crystals
(Because of the rich purple color, the eyes did not photograph well,
but they are a silver / crystal color.)



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"Harper" White Opal Swarovski Crystal Female Human Skull Art by Quinn Gregory




Swarovski Crystalized Female White Opal Human Skull "Harper"
Swarovski Crystal colors used are "white opal" for the skull itself and
"light blue sapphire AV" for the eye insets.  Place your order today
Custom colors & commissions welcome.



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"Anita" Orange Swarovski Crystal Female Human Skull Art By Quinn Gregory



Swarovski Crystalized Female Orange Human Skull "Anita" - Swarovski Crystal colors used are "sun" for the skull itself and "crystal moonlight" for the eye insets.  Place your order today

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"Monroe" Pink Swarovski Crystal Female Human Skull



Swarovski Crystalized Female Pink Human Skull "Monroe" - Swarovski Crystal colors used are "rose" for the skull itself and "crystal aurore boreale" for the eye insets.  Each original and limited Quinn Gregory Skull contains somewhere between 8,500 to 12,500 Swarovski Crystals. 

Contact Quinn Gregory



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The Many Facets of the Human Skull


According to Wikipedia.org, the adult skull is normally made up of 22 bones.  Except for the mandible, all of the bones of the skull are joined together by sutures, synarthrodial (immovable) joints formed by bony ossification, with Sharpey's fibres permitting some flexibility.

At birth, the human skull is made up of 40 separate bony elements. As growth occurs, many of these bony elements gradually fuse together into solid bone. 

The skull is one of the most durable substances found in nature. In some cases, however, of head injury, there can be raised intracranial pressure through mechanisms such as a subdural haematoma.

In these cases the raised intracranial pressure can cause herniation of the brain out of the foramen magnum ('coning') because there is no space for the brain to expand; this can result in significant brain damage or death unless an urgent operation is performed to relieve the pressure. This is why patients with concussion must be watched extremely carefully.


Dating back to Neolithic times, a skull operation called trepanation was sometimes performed. This involved drilling holes in the cranium. Examination of skulls from this period reveals that the "patients" sometimes survived for many years afterward. It seems likely that trepanation was performed for ritualistic or religious reasons and not only as an attempted life-saving technique.

Like the face of a living individual, a human skull and teeth can also tell, to a certain degree, the life history and origin of its owner. Forensic scientists and archaeologists use metric and nonmetric traits to estimate what the bearer of the skull looked like.



In general, male skulls tend to be larger and more robust than female skulls, which are more gracile. Male skulls typically have more prominent supraorbital ridges, a more prominent glabella, and more prominent temporal lines. Male skulls on average have larger, broader palates, squarer orbits, larger mastoid processes, larger sinuses, and larger occipital condyles than those of females. Male mandibles typically have squarer chins and thicker, rougher muscle attachments than female mandibles.


All of these features vary considerably within human populations, making it difficult to identify the sex of a skull without knowledge of the population from which it came.

Although persons' descents are occasionally stereotyped as different from other ethnic groups on the basis of a variety of traits like eye, hair and skin color, all such characters are not discrete nor preserved in bones.

Among archaeologists and forensic scientists, it is still sometimes stated that the most consistent and unique trait of ancestry in skeleton is skull shape.

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"Christine" Rainbow Swarovski Crystal Female Human Skull



Swarovski Crystalized Female Rainbow Human Skull "Christine" - Swarovski Crystal colors used are "crystal aurore boreale" for the skull itself and "rose" for the eye insets.  Alternative colors and combinations of the Swarovski Crystals used are available by
custom order.

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"Lolita" Red Swarovski Crystal Female Human Skull



Swarovski Crystalized Red Female Human Skull "Lolita" - Swarovski Crystal colors used are "light siam" for the skull itself and "crystal" for the eye insets.  Each original and limited Quinn Gregory Skull contains somewhere between 8,500 to 12,500 Swarovski Crystals.  Alternative colors and combinations of the
Swarovski Crystals used are available by custom order.


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The Beauty of All That is Swarovski Crystal


In Wikipedia.org, we find Swarovski is the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut lead crystal glass products produced by companies owned by Swarovski AG of Feldmeilen, near Zürich, Switzerland.

The company runs a crystal-themed indoor theme park, Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds) at its original Wattens site (near Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria).

Swarovski crystal was first created when Daniel Swarovski invented an automatic cutting machine in 1892. In 1895 the Swarovski company was founded when he established a crystal cutting factory in Wattens. Here he could take advantage of local hydroelectricity for the energy-intensive grinding processes he had patented.

Swarovski crystal contains approximately 32% lead to maximize refraction. The Swarovski Crystal range includes crystal sculptures and miniatures, jewelry and couture, home decor and chandeliers. They also sell beads and rhinestones, encouraging other manufacturers, artists and consumers to create their own designs.

All sculptures are marked with a logo. The original Swarovski logo was an edelweiss flower, but was replaced with the current swan logo in 1988.



In order to create a crystal that allows light to refract in a rainbow spectrum, Swarovski coats some of its crystals with special metallic chemical coatings. Aurora Borealis, or "AB", is one of the most popular coatings, and gives the surface a rainbow oil slick appearance.

Other coatings include Crystal Transmission, Volcano, Aurum, and Dorado. Coatings may be applied to only part of an object; others are coated twice, and thus are designated AB 2X, Dorado 2X etc.

In 2004 Swarovski released Xilion, a new copyrighted cut designed to optimise the brilliance of Roses (crystal components with flat backs) and Chatons (diamond cut). Also in 2004, Swarovski created the 9 foot diameter, 550 pound star that tops the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City for the first of five consecutive years.


"Winston" Silver Swarovski Crystal Male Human Skull



Swarovski Crystalized Male Silver Human Skull "Winston" - Swarovski Crystal colors used are "crystal" for the skull itself and "light siam" for the eye insets.  Each original and limited Quinn Gregory Skull
contains somewhere between 8,500 to 12,500 Swarvoski Crystals. 

The skulls retail for different prices, based on the  size of the skull,
the color and  type of crystals used and the amount used.

  Contact Artist Quinn Gregory


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"Dolce" Gold Swarovski Crystal Male Skull






Swarovski Crystalized Male Gold Human Skull "Dolce" - Swarovski Crystal colors used are "light topaz" for the skull itself and "crystal" for the eye insets. Please note alternative Swarovski Crystal
color combinations are available by custom order.  Contact Quinn Gregory


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Swarovski Crystalized Male and Female Human Skulls As Art by Artist Quinn Gregory



Each Quinn Gregory Skull contains somewhere between 8,500 to 12,500 Swarovski Crystals and retails for different prices, based on the  size of the skull, color and type of crystals used and the amount used. 
Each skull is obviously unique and ‘re-named’ by the artist.

While there are a few Quinn Gregory Skulls shown herein,
alternative colors are available by custom order through the artist. 
Certain animal skulls are also available.

Contact Quinn Gregory Today!

(773) 517-8100

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