I have been sewing fur mittens, and have taken up beading, as well, to dress them up. Here are a couple examples. "The Norse Face" are otter fur with a split palm for finger access. They have a sheared beaver flap sewn inside the thumb and across the fingers, so you can place your digits against fur or against the leather palm, depending on your situation. Diamondback are also otter fur with the sheared beaver insert, but no split palm. This pair is available, if you are interested. I have made mittens with beaver, coyote, raccoon, and gray fox fur. There is nothing like real fur for warmth and appearance.