Monday, June 5, 2017

Slow Start

I'm home for the summer and tiptoeing my way back into tack making by dusting off the studio and cobbling together some halters.

The first of which is this guy, a nice rust colored leather halter with a bronc-style noseband featuring a cool leather collage of a sunrise. Each little ray of the sun is a separate piece of slightly differently colored leather, inlayed behind the single piece of black to act as kind of a frame on a stained glass window.

The black dots along the cheek pieces are also cutouts with another layer of black leather underneath- clearly I was in an inlaying experimentation mood!

For my first piece of tack in almost a year, I'm really happy with how it came out. The buckle is permanently fixed (and has a roller, a first for me!) so all you need to do is hook and unhook the throatlatch to get it on and off. 

A sunny little piece to kick off a summer back in the studio!

This halter is up for grabs on MH$P here!

Looking forward, I think I'm going to continue with my sales pieces-only model for the summer. Which sadly means my books are staying closed to commissions, and I'll be sticking with making tack I feel inspired to make and putting it up on MH$P upon completion. As always, I'll do my best to post here with in-progress pictures, thoughts, tutorials (maybe? Anything you'd like to see?), and photos of completed works.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back! I love that halter- the sunrise inlay is so cool!