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:
Here we have a pair of deer hoof candle holders that were commissioned by a client who basically told me to do whatever I wanted. She knew I was going in a kind of psychedelic direction with them when she contacted me after seeing a work in progress shot on my Instagram feed and put a down payment on them. She received them today and is beyond pleased, which pleases me tremendously.
I used a pair of antique silver bases and cups, and hand beaded the fringe myself. It took hours.
Some jewel accents around the bottom:
Thu, Apr 10 2014 05:15 | beeswax, candle holder, candles, couture taxidermy, diamond tooth, hoof, sheep, taxidermy, twenty4twenty
I just shot this fresh batch of sheep hoof candle holders yesterday; I'll be listing on etsy later this morning.
This single piece is slated to be a gift for someone as part of my ongoing twenty4twenty project; I'll write more about it and its recipient after sending
I wanted something to suggest a beautiful woman, and for some reason this glass beaded fringe loosely wrapped and dripping me down the side reminded me of a goddess draped effortlessly in a flowing robe.
Here are my Moroccan Dancers. I've never been to Morocco but it's on my list of dream visits, as I am endlessly inspired by the colors, dress, style, food, houses, everything I see from there.
I used antique brass hand cups and bibeches with a pair of inverted antique glass bibeches with what appears to be hand made glass beading. SO much provenance in these pieces.
I can practically see them shimmying. Can you?
Here's my little Cossack hat candle holder. He's a simple one, standing alone with his slim figure and poofy top. He'll stand guard over your most intimate evenings, the ones where you spill all your guts onto the table.
Thu, Mar 27 2014 07:58 | candle, candle holder, couture taxidermy, deer, deer hoof, diamond tooth, dining, elegant, homewares, taxidermy
Spooky angle shot:
The hoof keratin has been polished and poled to bring out its natural luster:
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 have recently come back to me after being part of a several months long exhibit at the Ward Museum in Maryland, and have also shown at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. I just now got around to photographing them. I don't have much else to say other then they are for sale, and I am have about four other pairs in the works.
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
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:
Stands on its own, this is a solid piece that will stand the test of suns, moons, spells and dreams.
Can be worm as a necklace or hung up as decor, dangled from a rearview mirror and anywhere you want to look at something sweet and tender and beautiful.
A solid and sturdy piece that will stand the test of many a query, while enhancing your mystique cred at the same time.
These are delicate and while they stand on their own, it is recommended to secure them with a dab of museum wax on the bottom as they are sensitive to hips bumping into the table and strong vibrations from feet stomping on the floor.
Mouse & Rat Fetus Ornament:
I hope they can bring some cheer to a few warm and fuzzy hearts.