Monday, December 31, 2007
But before that, here's what I've been working on and selling lately!
First is a bareback pad and bitless bridle set, made for the North Light Donkey mold. I forgot to update my blog when I posted it to eBay, so it is already sold, but I thought I'd show it off anyway:
I will do another similar set around Valentine's Day, for a different model.
Next is a custom order, my customer is getting one of Susan "Pitbullmom" Tonielli's famous "purple pony" customs, and wanted a blue saddle for him to wear. This was the end result, I am very pleased with how it came out:
I still have a bit of blue leather left over, so I will be doing another for eBay in the future.
And last but not least are my latest Swarovski crystal-crusted creations, click on the images to go to the auctions:
A browband in peridot colored crystals(meant to liven up an existing bridle):
And a light or sport breed foal presentation halter, made for Breyer's "Ashley" mold, done with light siam colored crystals:
That's all for now, again, Happy New Year, everyone! See you in 2008!
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Here's a closeup of the new halter buckle with its crystal, click on the image to go to the auction and see the rest of the halter:
Monday, December 3, 2007
Also a couple of new bareback pads are up(no bridles with these, click on the images to go to the auctions):
Turquoise with black girth, made for medium Traditionals like Lady Phase(SOLD!):
Leopard print with brown girth, made for large Traditionals like the Palouse Horse(I love this pattern! But it's out of scale for leopard spots, so I just call it "clouded leopard"...)
Also up is yet another collaborative effort between me and my sister(again, click on the photo to go to the auction):
I repositioned the head on the Breyer beagle and resculpted the neck, then my sister painted him in pastels and acrylics to classic Beagle tri-color.
In other news I got my copy of "Historic Vehicles in Miniature: The Genius of Ivan Collins" by Ron Brentano today(at a terrific price, too, $8.00 total including shipping! Thank you Hamilton Books!) and I have to say I am floored by these amazing miniatures. It sure makes me want to get some plans and start building some vehicles for my future harness entries!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I made it for Breyer's new Shire mold "Wintersong", aka "Treebeard" in my collection, an early Christmas present from Mom. (thanks Mom! :) )
Click on the photo to go to the auction! :)
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
And a first for me, a complete saddle and bridle set! Usually I don't have a saddle and bridle ready to go at the same time, since both are fairly time consuming and I try to have something new every weekend. Click on either photo to go to the eBay auction:
And the complete set with the bells in place:
Next project on the bench is a russet English saddle with tan seat and kneerolls...
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
And the previously shown Cleveland Bay show set with Swarovski crystals:
Both are on eBay, click on the photos to go to the auctions. :)
Thursday, October 25, 2007
And a custom order that I actually finished last weekend, I just wanted the new owner to be the first one to see it(and to approve of it). ;) This is my latest harness, which would be harness number 8(9 if you count my first harness and the updated version I made from the first as two harnesses), a CM order for Joan in Massachusetts:
The new owner will be showing this on her Jazz Fusion at the New England Performance Challenge this weekend, and at Region X Regionals the weekend after. I wish her luck and lots of ribbons, and thank her for her order! :)
If anyone reading this is interested, my harness books are open for orders, as are my bridle books and collar bell books. See my vendor page at MH$P for more info:
Monday, October 22, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Features the usual Rio Rondo cast and etched hardware, the strap tips are cut and shaped sterling silver bezel strips. I did a slit braid futurity knot on the browband, and used round lace for the reins and throatlatch for extra refinement. A very flashy bridle, it will be up for sale on eBay this Sunday!
And here's the saddle I've been working on, the bridle was put on hold:
This is an English all-purpose saddle, made for the Breyer "Flash" mold. A snaffle bridle with a fancy Swarovski crystal browband is also in the works, and if all goes well this set will be up on eBay Sunday as well. (edit 10/07 actually it will just be the saddle after all, turned out I didn't have enough buckles for the bridle. Oy vey.)
Monday, September 24, 2007
I decided to hold off on listing the harness until last night, it's up now with a minimum bid of $99.95.
Next up is a small Traditional scale all-purpose English saddle and snaffle bridle set. The bridle, like the Weymouth, will have Swarovski crystals in the browband, plus it will have a fleece saddle pad to match.
Also in the works are some customized Breyer dogs.
Preview pics to come!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
And to start off, here's a preview of what's going up on eBay tomorrow night:
First up is a dressage double bridle made for Breyer's Keltec Salinero mold. The last Weymouth I did had a stitched tinsel thread browband that mimicked jewelled browbands on real horse bridles. Then I found some Swarovski crystals that were actually small enough to look good on Traditional Breyers, and this was the result. It helped get "Hobbes"(my original finish Salinero) a second in Other English at Buccaneer Live last August!
Next is my latest harness, which was actually made earlier this year in March. It, too, was made for the Salinero mold, but I've found it also fits the old Breyer Adios mold. It's won both times I've shown it: first at American Heartland Live in March 2007 on "Hobbes"; and again in the Dayton Layman Memorial Harness Class at Buccaneer Live in August 2007, this time on "American Made", my OF Breyer Yellow Mount.
More tack coming soon! :)