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.
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Sun, Oct 20 2013 05:21 | rump, dog, pillow, butt, baculum, tyrone, pet preservation, taxidermy, client
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 | folkart, calf, king britt, chair, popup place, philly design festival, furtniture, taxidermy, hoof, bahdeebahdu
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, xmas, diamond tooth, gift, rat, cheer, sheep, christmas, fetus, holiday, homewares, hoof, etsy, ornament, original, mouse, taxidermy, candle holder
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 | rooster, fascinator, wearable taxidermy, diamond tooth, feather, gems, baculum, model, shoot, chicken, hats, raccoon, jewels, halo, taxidermy, epaulets, possum, headband
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 | split, tool, photographer, diamond tooth, teaching, butcher, inna, knife, lesson, peach plum pear photo, ear, meal, rabbit, skinning, studio, teacher, taxidermy, food
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 | necklace, charms, gift, jewelry, chicken, holiday, silkie, etsy, never ending story, ornament, raccoon, for sale, talon, taxidermy, locket, possum
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 | prize, help, american made, diamond tooth, contest, win, taxidermy, style, vote, martha stewart
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 | niece, bathroom, farm, gems, gift, trophy, chicken, silkie, aunt, pee, black, diamonds, taxidermy
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 | fawn, etsy, diamond tooth, charms, one of a kind, talon, chicken, taxidermy, deer, feathers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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 | head piece, crystal, ceremony, polish, chicken, feathers, bride, bridal, felt, wedding, sparkle, hat, love, taxidermy, headband, mother
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 | tan, professional, TBT, raccoon, newbie, success, studio, tanning, taxidermy, failure, deer, home
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 | LSD, pregnant, laura branigan, cat, dog, raccoon, carmen, studio, podcast, tanning, taxidermy, baby, tell frankie i said hi, pickle, talk
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 | diamond tooth, look at me, phillly, form, mounting, chicken, skinning, side tour, tanning, teacher, wire, workshop, taxidermy
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 | recording, silly, look at me, folk art, sarah peoples, podcast, tell frankie i said hi, maria eife, talk, outsider art
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
Sat, Jun 29 2013 07:20 | neon, fur, commission, witch, silver, deer, green, paw, voodoo, raccoon, magic, taxidermy, head mount, wall mount
Meet this witchy woman. A commissioned piece for a lovely client, I was basically given carte blanche for a head mount. These are my favorite projects because the mount really takes shape organically. It might sound corny but I'm being completely sincere when I say that I let the creature guide me in terms of its embellishment/projected personality traits.I was getting some
Occasionally I get repair jobs from folks who have damaged mounts, broken antlers or busted skulls. This case isn't much different ezcept for the size factor involved. I think these moose antlers make up the largest rack I've ever dealt with.The owner had mounted them to a stone wall outside her house but not in any particular fashion that would anchor them in properly, and over time the
Here's a not so wordy post with pretty pictures of my new batch of baculum charms. All are uniquely embellished and infused with my own brand of custom good vibes. Let the mojo roll: Amethyst:Vintage blue gem with Swarovski and filigree on the back: Diamonds: Vintage emerald charm:
Sun, Jun 23 2013 09:45 | fascinator, Brooklyn, wearable taxidermy, millinery, diamond tooth, morbid anatomy, workshop, teach, hats, chicken, taxidermy, feathers
As I've mentioned here before, I'm getting more involved with workshops and group engagement in terms of taxidermy. What has been a deligthfully solitary craft for me all these years is slowly morphing into a social experience as more people gain interest in this practice. I've actually just finished my first week of private tutelage with a talented and creative young man who completed
Sun, Jun 16 2013 03:14 | blouse, vintage, beth beverly, clothing, fashion, Wilbur Vintage, etsy, Fabric Row, immortalized, designer, dress, runway, Philadelphia, taxidermy, amc
Blouse from Wilbur Vintage I want to start incorporating posts about things and people who make my life as wonderful as it is that aren't necessarily taxidermy related, and am feeling inspired today to tell you all about one of my nearest and dearest, Wilbur Vintage. I've known Dan Wilbur (owner and proprietor) for almost a decade now and ours is the kind of friendship that feels so instantaneous
Thu, Jun 13 2013 07:33 | philly, Side Tours, diamond tooth, learning, demonstration, workshop, taxidermy
On the heels of my delightful and engaging presentation at the Wagner Institute, I've started offering live demonstrations in the more intimate setting of my studio. If you're curious about taxidermy and would like to see it up close and personal, executed by a licensed professional who is more than happy to answer any and every one of your questions- then VOILA! Both dates are on Saturdays,
Here's a pile of fat at my dubious feet. I read that I had to cut out the glands under the armpits but I never saw any glands. Just mountains of fat. I started to wonder if I was making a huge mistake. Let me explain. A few months back I was presented a raccoon from a trapper who occasionally gives me the spoils of his never-ending attempt to keep predators from his
Mon, Jun 10 2013 05:06 | gift, brooch, temple grandin, TED talk, buck brannaman, twenty4twenty, feathers
I've been feeling a tug at the back of my mind lately, reminding me about an ongoing project I started about two years back called Twenty4Twenty in which I selected 20 public figures whom I admire for one reason or another (it runs the gamut from Temple Grandin, below, the Gwen Stefani) and made them a custom piece of wearable taxidermy. For me it was an experiment in expressing
Fri, Jun 7 2013 04:59 | witchy, metal, joined earrings, not taxidermy, gold, jewelry, gems, powers, chain, magic, bones, fringe
I'm reposting this not so old entry about my joined bone earrings in light of some recent heat they've been getting on the streets. I particular enjoy wearing my long fringe and joined earrings in the Summer months when their not hindered by turtlenecks, jackets and scarves, so you can imagine how much mileage I'm getting out of my personal pairs these
Around the same time I was in taxidermy school in 2010, I was in the height of my obsession with aerial dance. I brought my hoop up with me to the Poconos and would practice in the barn outside of the cabin after school most days: While I have a place to rehearse back home now, its not easy to get to and not always accessible. My muscles have certainly atrophied and life is just different.
Wed, Jun 5 2013 05:22 | lookatme, competition, ladies tea, ponies, mainline, ladies, fox, hats, taidermy, judge. horse, devon
Last Wednesday was the 2nd annual Ladies Tea at Devon, in which over one hundred finely topped women took shelter from the oppressive sun under the shade of a well decorated tent bursting with endless champagne, tea sammies and mini pastries. This was following the annual hat competition of which this year I had the honor of being a judge. To think, just three years ago I was a fresh faced