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, Jun 23 2013 09:45 | Brooklyn, chicken, diamond tooth, fascinator, feathers, hats, millinery, morbid anatomy, taxidermy, teach, wearable taxidermy, workshop
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 his first pheasant mount from scratch under my watchful eye.
It's exciting to see how may people want to peek behind the curtain and see what taxidermy is all about. In Brooklyn, the Morbid Anatomy Library hosts a slew of various workshops and educational events ranging from how to mount your own squirrel to setting up your own beetle diorama. I can now list my own specialty among the roster: How to create wearable taxidermy.
Here's a full description of the workshop:
Wearable Taxidermy Workshop by Beth BeverlyDate: Saturday, July 27
Time: 12 6:30 PM
RSVP Email: diamondtoothtaxidermist(at)gmail.com
This class is part of The Morbid Anatomy Art Academy
Students will be provided with pre-skinned and tanned chicken hide elements (wings, tails, heads, etc) along with millinery hardware and all the glues, threads, chain, and miscellaneous decorative elements to create a one of a kind custom taxidermy headpiece.
Starting with the malleable hide parts, students will be instructed on how to manipulate, fill and and position the feathered sections while anchoring them to the metal hardware using foam mannequin heads (provided) for stability. Millinery accents like netting, crinoline, jewels and metal embellishments can then be added to complete the students' own personal design, finishing off the workshop with instruction on lining the inside and adding a personalized garment tag.
Students will leave with their new wearable piece of fashion taxidermy, along with printed out lesson sheets and sourcing info so that they may employ these new skills for life.
I've already got 6 full birds skinned, tanned and ready to head up to NY next month; I'm using my best and brightest specimen because I truly want to create a dazzling workshop for my students and make sure they take home something truly beautiful. I even had a Polish Hen ( I rarely get those) but got greedy and decided to keep that one for myself. Here is a hint at some of the colors/textures I'm offering that aren't Polish hens:
The Farmer's Husband early next month so who knows what stunning pieces I'll have!
I'm looking forward to this workshop and meeting the folks who are as enthusiastic as me over wearable bio art. I'm also eager to see what other creative minds come up with, left to their own devices. There's still a few spots left if you are in or near Brooklyn on July 27 and would like your own custom made for you by you piece of wearable taxidermy! Just email me through my website or go to Brown Paper Tickets to secure your place in class.