Its cheap and easy.

The skin will still be elastic, but it won't be as stretchy.

Seal the jar and let it sit. Make enough to fully submerge the skin. Dispose of the tanning solution and rinse out the non-metal container with a hose. Slow pouring prevents the resulting foam from overflowing. That way, it will be at its strongest and most lustrous and won't have time to begin rotting.

Hang up on the clothesline overnight to dry it out.

This will keep it from sticking to you. I dont remember for sure but the one I did came out great. When we kept our rabbits in a colony, non-venomous snakes would frequently get in and eat whole litters of babies. Leather is a valuable material with uses as clothing, bedding, saddlery, footwear, and more. The drying process will also help neutralize the odor that’s present when the skin is fresh. Loosely roll the snakeskin, put it into the solution, and seal the container. That rednecky area between B'more and Philly. Then you have a dry-preserved skin to do with what you want to later (pickle and tan, de-hair, etc.) I do recall someone here saying something about curing a snake skin with borax,anybody heard that before? I remember once I petted a goat in heat and got it's oils on my hand and couldn't get it off. In other words, it is like rawhide, if you get a borax dried snake skin soaking wet, you will have a raw skin that will break down. I just skinned it and rolled it up and put it in the freezer for now in a ziploc bag till I can get the supplies and the time.

I will post up as I work on it. More than likely I will do a hat band or belt or something, need to look that up too I have never done that. If you just want to tack it onto a board and you do not need the skin to be supple, then borax will work to dry it out but borax is not a tan. If you’re using push pins or similar fasteners, you may have to put the screen in position before tacking it down over the snakeskin. If the hide is fleshed already, let it sit in the solution anywhere from 3 - 7 days. We hate to kill snakes, but occasionally it is necessary. Even a dead snake can be dangerous if handled improperly. Bryan Clark has been a freelance writer since 2002. If you're not planning on putting your snakeskins to use right away, stash them in the freezer and thaw them out when you need them. Also pour in 8 oz. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Leave the paste on the skin until the next day, then scrape it off and apply another coating. After the hide receives the tanning solution or flour paste treatment, place the hide in the water and Borax mixture to rinse it off. In a jar, mix an equal portion of glycerin and rubbing alcohol. Use the dull side of a knife to push out the water with firm strokes, using plenty of pressure.