I figure I haven't written too much lately about my braided horse hair jewelry pieces.
When it is braided like this it feels like fishing line. It's very strong and will last a lifetime or more if properly maintained.
From November to January I did many, many pieces. All were commissioned. This means people send me their horses hair, I make a piece and send them back their new item and whatever hair I did not use.
This is a hat band for a friend made out of her six horses hair. I have been looking at it for a wile pondering when I am going to get it done. It's braided in what is called a "chevron" weave. I like the contrast of black, brown and most importantly, white hair. The picture is hard to see everything, it's too dark and I would have forgotten to take the picture tomorrow and then macro Monday would have been over.
So I guess now that the holiday buzz is over it's back to some pieces that are not in dire need of finishing. I am looking forward to seeing what this one is going to turn out like.