Keepsake Beaded Skull Art

Devon's Legacy beaded deer skull art.

Devon’s Legacy

Devon's Legacy, a whitetail buck keepsake beaded skull art work.
Whitetail deer beaded skull artwork created in memory of Devon Kurzhals.

This is not a large whitetail deer however; he is a VERY important one. This buck is in memory of Devon Kurzhals who was a very loved young man who was taken from this world too soon. Therefore, it was my great honor to create this one-of-a-kind keepsake beaded skull art piece for this wonderful, loving family.

Devon liked aquatic colors and his Grandma Jean loves turquoise so blending the two together was the perfect solution for the entire family.

A gorgeous teardrop magnesite at the center of this flowing design lends its turquoise coloration and feel to the color scheme. Round magnesite beads circle the antler bases and arch through the design while round riverstones and other shades of blue bring in cool aquatic shades. Glass beads of brown and greens compliment both the blues and the center piece pulling the color scheme together.

I am grateful that Devon’s family allowed me to create a keepsake beaded skull art work from this small piece of Devon’s life thereby giving it a “new life”. I hope it brings happy memories to all of them for many, many years to come.

Continue reading about Devon’s Legacy on my Blog.

Scroll down to see images of the making of Devon’s Legacy.

If you have your own skull, European, or shield mount, whatever the species, Leesa can craft it into a treasured one-of-a-kind artwork centerpiece for you. Contact her at or 616.422.2342.

The Making of Devon’s Legacy, a keepsake whitetail deer beaded skull art piece.

Whitetail Doe

White Doe Beaded Skull Art
White Doe Beaded Skull Art

This enchanting whitetail doe beaded skull is both delicate and commanding. Her elaborate design continually draws the eye into ever-unfolding details.

She begins with a group of clear round glass and silver seed bead trim atop a shimmering metallic-silver undercoat. Shades of white teardrop, oval and round faux pearls fan outward toward crystal Rhinestones, black opaque faceted and silver-lined seed beads. This intricate design is completed with bright white seeds beads and clear faux Crystal discs.

Is she calling to mind winter’s ice, a graceful flower or a diamond in the rough? Perhaps a snowflake, delicate and different from all others or something as intangible as a sweet memory or dream?

This whitetail doe beaded skull remains an unnamed, treasured piece in Leesa’s private collection. She does not offer doe skulls, but if you have one of your own, you can commission Leesa to create your own treasured one-of-a-kind art piece.

Leesa does not offer doe skulls, but if you have one of your own, you can commission her to create your own treasured one-of-a-kind art piece by contacting her at or 616.422.2342.