About Beth Beverly
I am a State and Federally licensed taxidermist who graduated from the Pocono Institute of Taxidermy in 2010 with high marks. I have a deep respect for this craft and those who strive to preserve it.
It is my pleasure to work on any trophy mount, be it a shoulder, life-size, rug, or fish.
I accept custom orders for fantasy mounts, wearables, and bridal hair pieces.
Sculptural mounts and hats are available for rental provided they are in stock at time of inquiry.
Contact me describing your wish and I will be delighted to make it so.
Diamond Tooth Taxidermy Blog:
Wed, Mar 12 2014 06:52 | chicken, gimp, hump, limo, mrs friendly, pet preservation, pet taxidermy, taxidermy
Oh, hello there: Meet Mrs. Friendly, the much loved pet chicken of a client who wished to have her immortalized. Apparently, Mrs. Friendly was an ornery, no nonsense hen with an intense glare. She suffered no fools. She also had asymmetrical hips, with a pronounced hump above her right hip bone/back area. I'm guessing this may have caused a limp which must have only added
I mounted my dream creature recently, a peacock. Here he is, just photos, because who needs words when your eyes are being massaged by this regal creature?
I've been in possession of a bag of fox vertebrae for some time now; about a year ago I articulated a few with the intention of making a cool neck piece. I finally finished it today. Once I'd decided the exact design, I needed to source the beads and hardware. The beads are glass and I wore them all around my wrists for a week to infuse them with my own energy and also because glass
In what has been a long an arduous process (not for me, really, all I had to do was sit back and wait) the folks at Bartram's Gardens acquired a Federal Salvage Permit so that I could become their on call taxidermist for such fantastic specimen as the Sharp Shinned Hawk I'm writing about today, a sweet little Vireo and above all, a Great Blue Heron. The Heron was the impetus for obtaining my
Fri, Feb 28 2014 10:26 | bald, bird, chichi, feathers, love, parrot, pet, pet preservation, pet taxidermy, wing
Meet chichi, a pet preservation project I recently completed after about 7 painstaking months. I believe she is a Pyrrhura Conure breed, but will gladly accept corrections. Her human was quite distraught when she brought her to me, and spoke very little English to boot. What I could tell is that this bird wasn't in great shape. I know very little about the world of keeping birds
Wed, Feb 26 2014 06:35 | akita, diamond tooth, dog, dry tan, fur, pet preservation, pet taxidermy, rug, service, soft tan, tan, taxidermy
Meet Windsor, a 120 pound Akita who was the apple of a couple (probably more but I only met the two) humans' eyes. When his time came to pass into the next dimension, they wanted to do something with the absolutely stunning coat he left behind, and that's where I come in.Thia is actually my second pet preservation dog-hide-turned-rug commission, but my first employing the services of an industrial
Mon, Feb 17 2014 07:32 | burn, candle, candle holder, foot, goat, home decor, hoof, prototype, sheep, taxidermy
Here is a pair of goat hoof candle holders I made about a year ago; they're one of the first pairs I constructed, and I consider them prototypes in a way. You can see they have a slightly awkward standing angle and require museum wax to safely hold a candle and remain in grounded to the table. I have since then developed new techniques in how I mount the hooves to rectify this.They
Mon, Feb 17 2014 07:18 | birthday, bone, catholic, chicken, frizzle, gift, neumann, Philadelphia, relic, saint, taxidermy
Meet Saint B Jo Frizzle, a sweet little frizzle Serama chicken I mounted with no idea whatsoever of what his fate would be. Then I sat down one afternoon, fell into the zone and it all came together. I mounted him in a one legged balance pose atop the base of an antique candle holder, and instinctively went right to the "religious stuff" container in my accoutrement cubby to
Sun, Feb 16 2014 06:49 | antique, baby, crystal, fetus, fur, goat, hat, lamb, one of a kind, taxidermy, vintage, white
I finally got around to shooting my lamb fetus hat, now that it's back from Maryland. Unfortunately I had some issues with the flash and I'm not a very skilled photographer so the pictures are somewhat lackluster. I'm still sewing the lining into it, which I'll post photos of later, with these, when I list the piece on etsy. For now, though, I wanted to share this very special little gem
Here's a fun trophy mount I just finished for a new father & son hunting duo; the son harvested this gorgeous pheasant and wanted to preserve it. It goes without saying that I of course dined on pheasant for the next few days. Then, fueled properly on bird juice, I set to mounting this creature. Please forgive these photos; I waited until the client was literally in the parking
Thu, Dec 26 2013 04:51 | anthropomorphic, christmas, commission, eat, finger guns, meat, squirrel, taxidermy
Here's a Christmas commission I just finished right under the wire: Two squirrels, anthropomorphically posed, giving each other double finger guns. Is there a term for it? If so I don't know it. Anyway, here are two bad ass squirrels (both dudes) who now live on the mantel on some folks in Media who are quite dear to me. The positioning for these two was more difficult
Sun, Oct 20 2013 05:21 | baculum, butt, client, dog, pet preservation, pillow, rump, taxidermy, tyrone
Meet Tyrone.He is the very beloved member of a family in Ohio; his human contacted me over a year ago when she thought an other one of her dogs was on the verge of passing, however that pup recovered but then months later she reached out to me with the sad news that Tyrone had passed.We made arrangements to have him shipped from his home to my studio, packed in a cooler with dry ice. The little
This is Orka, the beloved sheep of my dear friends Bailey and Thomas who write on the blog The Farmer's Husband. She passed away during a complicated pregnancy; you can read all about it here.If you are at all familiar with me or my work, you know I source almost all my specimen from this farm. They take their work very seriously, just as I do, and do their best to be sure all their
Wed, Oct 2 2013 07:06 | bahdeebahdu, calf, chair, folkart, furtniture, hoof, king britt, philly design festival, popup place, taxidermy
SO I made my first taxidermy chair. Behold: I, along with several other local designers, was asked to create a custom chair for an auction to kick off this year's Philadelphia Design Festival. The Popup Place should be a fantastic soiree as its being held at Bahdeebahdu (a heavenly spot where excellent times are consistently had by all) and stocked with tasty treats and bevvies.
Tue, Oct 1 2013 07:21 | calf, candle holder, cheer, christmas, diamond tooth, etsy, fetus, gift, holiday, homewares, hoof, mouse, original, ornament, rat, sheep, taxidermy, xmas
Calf Hoof Arched Candle Holder:A taxidermy calf hoof bows as deeply as possibly to present light to whomever wishes to receive it. A simple an elegant gesture, this piece will add allure to any table scape or bathtub meditation.Solid and sturdy build that will last through many candles and memorable evenings. Calf Hoof Candle Holders, Pair:SOLDCalf Hoof Crystal BallContemplate
Wed, Sep 25 2013 06:21 | baculum, chicken, diamond tooth, epaulets, fascinator, feather, gems, halo, hats, headband, jewels, model, possum, raccoon, rooster, shoot, taxidermy, wearable taxidermy
Diamond Tooth has you covered.The Cher: Platforms aren't giving you enough height? Fret not, this piece will add a solid 6" to your statuesque figure while framing your face in luxurious iridescent turkey feathers. Made from the saddle part of a wild turkey, fanned out over hand-made buckram band frame, and embellished with vintage studded jewelry and chains. Death on
Mon, Sep 2 2013 10:25 | butcher, diamond tooth, ear, food, inna, knife, lesson, meal, peach plum pear photo, photographer, rabbit, skinning, split, studio, taxidermy, teacher, teaching, tool
How about the gift of taxidermy lessons? Recently a lovely and talented photographer in my building approached me about a private taxidermy lesson for her beau as a birthday gift, and I jumped at the chance. I am still finding my footing, so to speak, in the teaching arena-I feel that my skill set needs to be undeniably solid in order for me to present them correctly, and pass on to an apt
Enjoy one of my favorite Who songs while skimming through this quickie blog post one what turned out to not be such a quickie job: Thia song has nothing to do with this ram skull other than it popped into my head when I was writing the title to this post. And ANY excuse to watch Keith Moon's antics on the drums, and Pete Townsend's pants is good enough for me. So a guy brought a ram
Sat, Aug 31 2013 09:24 | charms, chicken, etsy, for sale, gift, holiday, jewelry, locket, necklace, never ending story, ornament, possum, raccoon, silkie, talon, taxidermy
Here are some of the trinkets I've been working on; this is everything I just listed on Etsy, with the exact descriptions listed on that site: Taxidermied chicken foot charm, from the very enchanting Silkie breed. These are very special birds, with skin unlike any other fowl. They have an extra toe and the talons are hauntingly long.Great as a holiday ornament or for home decor, this charm
Tue, Aug 27 2013 06:32 | american made, contest, diamond tooth, help, martha stewart, prize, style, taxidermy, vote, win
Voting is now open for the Martha Stewart American Made Competition. You can find Diamond Tooth in the Style category, and to win would be such sweet bliss for this sometimes starving artist! Read on please:I've been bombarding my social media sites with pleas for votes, but my bases would all be covered unless I blogged it as well, right? I am just about the epitome of hand made,
Mon, Aug 26 2013 05:20 | aunt, bathroom, black, chicken, diamonds, farm, gems, gift, niece, pee, silkie, taxidermy, trophy
This is a chicken "trophy" mount I named Dolly, simply because that's the name that kept coming to mind when I looked at her. The boys over at The Farmers' Husband actually passed on a treasured chicken of theirs named Dolly in life; she became a wedding headpiece. This black Silkie was not named anything in life, to my knowledge, but I digress:She's a regal gal, her soft fur-like texture
I hadn't done a Twenty4wenty piece in so long that I had to go back in my blog and check how far along I was. I am honestly kind of shocked to see I'm only up to 10! In my mind I was up to 16. Oh well, the list changes as I evolve, so I suppose it's a gift to have more breathing room than I'd thought.Which is fantastic because while I've always taken comfort and even refuge in the
Fri, Aug 23 2013 06:06 | charms, chicken, deer, diamond tooth, etsy, fawn, feathers, one of a kind, talon, taxidermy
Here's some Friday morning eye candy for you: I just listed all these little beauties on my Etsy page, along with the same descriptions you see below. For prices or to order, just head over to Etsy or email me directly at email@example.com.And thanks! Taxidermy chicken foot with feathers cascading down to the toes, clutching high end chandelier crystal beads. Great for
Sat, Aug 3 2013 08:48 | bridal, bride, ceremony, chicken, crystal, feathers, felt, hat, head piece, headband, love, mother, polish, sparkle, taxidermy, wedding
And Mother Too!I adore bridal commissions. I love ceremony, ritual, and acts if significance. Being entrusted to help dress a woman as she carries herself through these rites is an honor I will never take lightly.M got married today. I can safely post these photos her commissioned piece. She basically gave me carte blanche; the only parameters were keeping her hairstyle in mind
Thu, Jul 11 2013 05:57 | deer, failure, home, newbie, professional, raccoon, studio, success, tan, tanning, taxidermy, TBT
In an attempt to empty out my freezer stock to make room for what I'm anticipating to be a mother load of fresh specimen next week, I've been skinning, fleshing and processing hides like a maniac. I do all my own tanning in studio, and while I have occasionally err on the side of awful,(fortunately never with a client's hide, always my own where I attempt to bend the rules. I should
I'm working on a line of ear cuffs, so far I have rabbit tails in stock but will have some fox tail tips soon. All up on my etsy page or available for pick up at my shop. These photos aren't the greatest but I think the pieces speak for themselves. I've been wearing one throughout the day lately and I find them delightfully cute, lightweight and fun to wear. Not only are they
Sat, Jul 6 2013 04:50 | baby, carmen, cat, dog, laura branigan, LSD, pickle, podcast, pregnant, raccoon, studio, talk, tanning, taxidermy, tell frankie i said hi
My amazing friend Carmen was gracious enough to let me interview her about being preggers for my first ever podcast, and she bore with me thorugh the bumps and whatnot. After I get a little better at this podcasting process I'll get this operation up on itunes but for now I'm using soundcloud and this first one is on Podbean. It's neat to hear Carm's pregant past self from a few weeks ago
Sat, Jul 6 2013 06:53 | chicken, diamond tooth, form, look at me, mounting, phillly, side tour, skinning, tanning, taxidermy, teacher, wire, workshop
Last Saturday I hosted my first of two Philly Side Tour workshops and my rag team team of guests/students had a blast with me. The group comprised of a decent range of backgrounds, from scultptrs to art students and cartoonists and a chef. I start each demo as I would skinning a specimen alone in my studio- with a blessing and ceremonial thank you to the animal, and a promise to do my best
Say hello to Nieve. Her name means snowflake in Spanish, and her human brought her to me not so much in the state of distress I've become accustomed to as I usually receive these pets freshly dead, but in a more eased disposition as she's had some time to deal with her little one's passing.Nieve had been stored in the freezer for months and months while this woman searched for the right taxidermist
Mon, Jul 1 2013 05:11 | folk art, look at me, maria eife, outsider art, podcast, recording, sarah peoples, silly, talk, tell frankie i said hi
I've been toying with the idea of making my own podcast for the last 5 months or so, and now I'm ready to share the second episode of Tell Frankie I Said Hi with you.Anyone who knows me is painfully aware that I'm a hopeless podcast junkie; I've got dozens in my roster at any given time. After almost four years of consuming this media, I got the itch to start creating my own content. I