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:
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 animals travel through life and death with the dignity and respect they deserve.
This past weekend my two favorite farmers in the whole world got married, and as a gift I mounted Orka for them. Here's her horns on the sheep form I got from Mckenzie's:
That's what skin looks like when it's initially put over the form, in case you are not a taxidermist and were wondering.
And this is what it looks like after the skin is lined up, stapled, sewn, pinned, poked and coaxed into place. Taxied, if you will, hence the term "taxidermy".
And now I'm feeling the rush of cold blood coursing through my head and down to my fingertips as I realise I have been spelling this creature's name wrong THE ENTIRE TIME. So that there above is her name, misspelled. My husband Jim sanded and stained two pieces of reclaimed wood with a walnut ink he made himself from black walnuts. He also did the hand painted lettering of her name. I told him to spell it that way.
I am so mortified.
But Orka's a good looking girl. I'm happy with her, as were the grooms. I'll get more photos the next time I visit, and maybe Jim can turn that C into a K.