Type of item: Accessory
- horsehair - silvertone findings - jewelry glue
What was your inspiration?
The hair for this bracelet was collected from three different horses - Jay, a standardbred mare, Wildfire, a paint gelding, and Marion, a miniature horse mare. Jay's and Wildfire's hair was collected by me and Marion's hair was collected by her owner and given to me in trade for custom work.
Jay was seized from her owner who was not providing proper care to her. Fortunately in this circumstance we were able to educate Jay's owner and returned her to his care. Jay is now being boarded at a local facility and is fat and sassy. While Jay was at the shelter we called her "The Cartoon Horse" because when she tried to gait she ran like a cartoon. We have many fond memories of riding Jay while she was in our care.
Wildfire was seized at the same time as my first foster mare, Lucy. Like Lucy he came to the shelter with lice and in very poor body condition. He has been adopted into a loving forever home.
Marion is a registered senior AMHA mare currently living out her golden years in a loving forever home. She is one of the lucky ones!
What are you most proud of?
Nice, smooth braiding!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't buy commercial horsehair, it comes from slaughterhouses!