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:
Fri, Jun 7 2013 04:59 | bones, chain, fringe, gems, gold, jewelry, joined earrings, magic, metal, not taxidermy, powers, witchy
This is a short and sweet little post featuring four new pairs of joined earrings (also known as “continuous earrings”, “earclaces” and “necklings”- I’ve been making these for 10+ years and have yet to find a way to properly market them for lack of a better name).
These earrings are surprisingly easy and fun to wear; they’re lighter than they look and give the wearer something to fiddle with, talk about or just enjoy the movement of.
I struggle to find a tag or reference name to go with pieces like this, as bone art is not actually taxidermy. The term “osteopathicraft” was recently suggested to me but it’s a bit of a mouthful so I’m going to go with “Osteocraft” for now. If you can com up with something better, please tell me your ideas in the comments!
First up: Rat Skull filigree earrings joined by black silk fringe:
The skull and fringe are both pleasantly lightweight and easy on the lobes.
Next: Pearlized Grey Fox jawbones earrings joined by a double strand of pearl beaded chain. These are just a tad heavier than the rat skull earrings but completely wearable nonetheless.
I painted a pearlescent paint on the jaw and left a stripe untouched, just for fun:
Thirdly, we have a pair of pearlized grey fox jaw bone earrings with filigree detail joined by white silk fringe:
Last but not least, Pearlized Grey Fox jaw bone earrings joined by a single strand of pearl beaded chain, with added chain and pearl detail:
I am constantly producing these so if you want something you’re not seeing please contact me for a custom order. Otherwise, get yourself to Wilbur Vintage ASAP and scoop up a pair!
What a fun bony song. It should provide a pleasant aural wallpaper for this story of deer bones.
It's a short story, really, not too exciting but I like the pictures I took of the process so here we are. The photos are connected to my fascination with connections.
This skull was brought to me by a new client who was referred by a friend who I suppose heard of me through someone else and that's how that chain of connection went. He had a deer skull in a plastic bag, in multiple parts, for years. My job was to articulate it which I did and you can see below:
What I'd received was the skull, top vertebrae and jaw bone which was split in two pieces. After boiling and giving the parts a rough cleaning, I adhered the jaw bone together with glue and lined it up with the skull.
It's kind of beautiful how the jaw slips under the skull like that, just behind the eye orb. Looking at this made me think of sinuses and how if one part of the face is compromised the entire visage suffers.
Because it's all connected.
After lining it up, I made marks where I'd need to drill holes and proceeded. Carefully. Once the holes were made I ran steel wire through and "knotted" the ends.
The same went for connecting the vertebrae to the skull:
And that's it for the bone zone. Hope you liked this. I hope you can appreciate how cool our insides are.