Tuesday, March 9, 2010

More horse hair items

I have had the stampede strings for Lisa from laughing orcha ranch done for a while now. I have some other things I made for her for pay it forward but I can't give it all away. Shes just gonna have to wait and see what else I have crammed into the box for her. I might need a bigger box I keep finding things.

I just had to add the button and ring knots. The ring knot slides and is adjustable for however tight she wants those stampede strings to be.

I am envying Lisa for getting to wear this set of stampede strings. I had a ton of fun making them. I haven't made stampede strings in a long time because most people want hat bands, necklaces, earrings or bracelets. Stampede strings are not only pretty they keep your hat on in the wind. I have decided I am going to make myself a pair with the rest of Naigen's hair.

I have had a few other questions too mostly about mane hair.

I can braid mane hair, buuuuuut. You knew there was going to be a but.
I do not like to braid mane hair.
I will charge you double to braid mane hair into something I normally use tail hair to do (like a bracelet or necklace)
However I can and do the following with mane hair.
A set of braided or tassle earrings or pendant for a necklace and tassles for any project requiring them like a shoo fly. I actually prefer mane hair for making tassels. It makes a much nicer tassel and doesn't kink like tail hair does when made into a tassel. I have also added mane hair to dream catchers. I can however weave the web in a dream catcher with tail hair and it turns out quite nice.

Heres another piece for a blogger. It's a short shoo fly/key fob/whatever you want it to be. I fancied it up with a peyote bead stitch because it's quite thick and would have taken forever to make a button knot around it.

Hope you all are having as good a day as I am here. Other than having to jump up to my thighs into a creek/small river to rescue one farms neglectful neighbors dog from drowning the day has gone relatively smooth. A warning for all those out there, do not go swimming yet, the water is still WAAAYY too cold. Thank goodness for the random assortment of stuff I carry in my car I had a pair of jeans from my trip to Toronto on the weekend that fell out of my bag.


Shirley said...

I might have to send you some mane hair for fobs or shoo-flys, I have some I've been saving for years. What are the prices?

jane augenstein said...

Beautiful work Sydney! Nice beadwork on the little shoo-fly key chain.
Oh, I'll bet that water was really cold! BRRRRR!!!
I got to RIDE today! first time in over 3 months....YIPPEE! It was in the 60's here today, so nice outside; even if there is still some snow. Gil just went for a walk first to visit the neighbors mare, then back home. I got on him and we rode for 45 minutes, just a nice easy stroll up the road....awwwww heaven!!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Yay for Jane!

Ok Sydney, I just have to know, girlfriend. Is there anything you *can't* do? You amaze me.
Saving the dog in the icy cold water. I'm picturing you wearing a superwoman cape and all, too! hehe!

And the detail on the stampede strings just blows me away. wow. I'm going to have to go out now and buy me a new cowgirl hat. My current one isn't worthy enough for those stampede strings. :)

Thank you!

Cathy Clementz said...

You have many talents! And these look like they take patience to do! They are beautiful and unique!

thecrazysheeplady said...

WOW!!! Can I send you a chunk of tail hair I've been saving and commission a couple things?

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