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Green Presentation Set

A few months back I accepted a commission for a couple Arabian tack sets. Over the weekend I completed the first, which was based off a halter/collar set for real horses:


The goal was to try to re-create it in miniature as closely as possible, which brought a lot of challenges. I like being challenged in tack-making though, and this set had me thinking outside the box for quite a few things.


While it’s not an exact copy of the original, I think it’s still pretty close, even with the slight changes in design.




I am really pleased with the gold medallions and “beaded” tassels. The medallions were made from black Sculpey clay, with a layer of gold Pearl Ex pigment brushed on.

The tassels were created with a mix of thin wire and polymer clay as well, in both liquid and solid form.



All in all, I’m pleased with how it turned out, as so is the new owner, which makes me happy. 🙂

In other news…

I’ve had several people ask me when I’ll be posting more things for sale on Etsy, and my answer is that I don’t know yet. Soon, I hope, but “soon” can mean so many different things. I am planning on posting a preview on my blog (with a date!) first, so really, the best way to stay informed is to subscribe to my blog via email, or like my page on facebook, since I crosspost over there. I’m not trying to gain new followers by saying that, haha, but since I will not be following-up with individuals whenever I post something new for sale, it really is the best way to stay informed. Thanks so much for the interest in my work, I really appreciate it. 🙂


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Time for Tassels

Tying tassels is one of those things I dread doing but enjoy once I get into it. Once I zone out the entire process goes by pretty quickly, which is good because there really isn’t a quick way to make these things.

I start by making an assembly-line of sorts. First, each tassel is cut and tied in half:

GreenCostume09When I have a decent sized pile (I think I had around 30-something in this batch) I’ll start wrapping them. I sometimes work in small batches of ten or twelve at a time to keep things more interesting.

Once they are all wrapped…

GreenCostume08… and trimmed…


… it’s time to add beads.

GreenCostume06Then, one by one they are sewn on.


Finished! With a few extra tassels to spare. (always a good thing!)


And it only took 3 hours.

But like I said… once I zone out it goes by fast. And this helps too:


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Earlier this year I was asked if I would like to donate something for the auction at the Utterly Horses Hullabaloo, a three day event held in the UK. Would I! I wanted it to be something special, and new Arabian costume was the result. I put so much into this piece, and it’s been tough keeping quiet about it till now!








UHH_Costume08UHH takes place at the end of August. If you’re in the UK, you should definitely check it out!

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