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:
Tue, May 14 2013 07:55 | antique, cage veil, chicken, clip, comb, feather, fur, gatsby, great gatsby, grey gardens, hat fascinator, taxidermy, wing
And what happy, delicious accidents you will make with these feathered partners in crime atop your head!
I've been working on this small collection of Gatsby-themed hair pieces since February, and have been having a challenging time trying to schedule a shoot with models and my photographer to properly catch them in their best light. I'm leaving town again on another job though, and am feeling the pinch to broadcast these pieces out to the world since the weather's warming up, pretty hat season is upon us and the movie which inspired this line has now finally been released! So I beg your pardon in regard to the glaringly unprofessional photography here, but I did manage to find two mute models who would work for free. I will take better shots upon returning to the US but for now I think this gets the point across. They're all lightweight and anchored with a metal headband or clip; this makes them easy to wear without needing any ninja bobby pin skills. The security of a headband or spring clip allows the wearer to dance, drink, kiss, ride a bike, or even recline with ease and no worries about slippage or displacement.
The Angel: Named simply for the shape and color of the chicken wings I used to create it. I can picture it on a soft faced woman dancing with herself on the edge of the party, contrasted against the starry night in her cream dress.
The Carraway: This is a simple, no nonsense clip I named after our story teller. Understated and classy, this piece can easily slip into any party without raising the wrong eyebrows.
The Edie: Just because I imagine a deleted scene where the Grey Gardens gals crash a Gatsby party- in their early days, of course. A somewhat conservative yet jaunty poof that rests on the side of the head with an antique Indian charm dangling from it:
The Myrtle: A netted fascinator for a fierce, strong woman who is adored by many but keeps all at bay. There is a great deal going on under that cage veil...
The Suzanne: A burst of feathers from the top of the head for a playful and engaging woman with a healthy sense of fun. Named for Suzanne Roberts who helped me make this piece (filmed for an upcoming segment on her show "Seeking Solutions with Suzanne").
The Daisy: Bold, striking and pursued by many. Dripping with class.
The Jordon: Also classy, but with a masculine flair.
The Jazz Hippie: She's at every party, the one you have the most surprising conversation with while sharing the last dregs of a bottle at four in the morning.
The jay: Named after Gatsby himself, this piece is for a woman who demands to be seen. Style level: Moderate to advanced- it takes an experienced woman to pull off this look.
All of these will be listed on my etsy site upon my return next week. For inquiries, purchase or rental please email firstname.lastname@example.org