Monday, November 29, 2010

Heather's two BCS saddles

Here's another look at Heather Puleo's brand new BCS saddle.
Interestingly, that's not her only BCS saddle.  She also owns this one:
Just in case you think I'm kidding, check out those buttons.  It really and truly is a full sized BCS saddle.
Of course in this case, BCS doesn't actually stand for Braymere Custom Saddlery.  Instead it's an abbreviation for Bucks County Saddlery.  Still, I think that's pretty neat!

10 comments:

  1. So when can we expect tiny etched BCS nail heads on our trad scale saddles?

    ;-)

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  2. Wouldn't that be cool!?!?

    Sadly, it will take someone far more enterprising than myself to pull it off. I wouldn't even know where to begin. :)

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  3. HMMMMM. It could be done... I think. I will get back to you on this!

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  4. I'd love custom nailheads!
    I like Albion saddles as their nailheads are hexagonal and enamelled red. You could paint them if you wanted a colour, I suppose.

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  5. Just stunning. I am always amazed at the level of craftsmanship and detail in your work. I really enjoy following your blog.

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  6. could you do a tack-tip on how to do the pommel of the saddle???

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  7. Hi Millie--I think I have worked longer and harder on the pommel and twist than any other part of the saddle. I'm still not quite getting it as high (pommel) and as narrow (twist) as I'd like, but at least I'm getting closer! Because this area is still a work in progress, it probably won't show up in a tack tip for a very long time (if ever). Sorry!

    I should also mention that Tack Tips are on hold for the time being anyway. I tried really hard to take photos for a simple tip, and it was an exercise in frustration. The little loaner camera I am using is not up to the task, and I'm probably still a month away (at least) from having my real camera fixed. Sorry about that--trust me when I say that NO ONE misses that camera more than I do!

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  8. I looked into electroplating sets as a gift and they ran around a few hundred dollars.. it could be done this way - if you can print it out with a printer, it can be etched into metal with these. On all sorts of shapes. :D

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  9. ok, thanks anyway :D

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  10. and btw, ive got a great idea for a tack tip that doesn't need any pictures or photographs!! If you are doing a small project that only needs a tiny amount of leather....order free samples/swatches of different leather!!! (or any other fabric);)

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