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.