Monday, October 8, 2018

Halloween halter

A lot of people start their tack making careers with ribbon. I get it. This stuff is easy to find, easy to afford and comes in a multitude of fun colors. Unfortunately, it's also really frustrating to work with. I can not overstate how much easier it is to start with leather.
I know this, but every now and then I forget.
We're not going to talk about how long It took me to make this, except to say that it was at least twice as long as I would have spent on a comparable leather halter.
That's okay. I really like it, and it looks just right with my brand new, buy one, get three free gourds.
Tomorrow, however, I'm definitely making something out of leather!

7 comments:

  1. What kind of glue do you use for ribbon?

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    1. It's just Tacky glue. I use that for most things. I can't handle the stinky glues.

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  2. Queen B!! but those gourds... where, how...

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  3. Grosgrain’s not so bad, just takes practice! I definitely started there and not leather, and I really do still love working with it. (The lack of prep work is a definite plus for me!) I get some tackmaker’s reservations with it however, as it can often be associated with cheap, poor quality tack (real or otherwise). But it’s so common in real tack nowadays, that I would encourage more tackmakers to learn how to get the same results out of it as they would leather...because it’s capable of some great things!

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  4. Switching from Aleene's Tacky Glue to Fabri-tac made working with ribbon A LOT easier for me... you should give it a try! :)

    The halter is super cute, btw :D

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  5. Did you make the breakaway clip on the halter?

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    1. I did! It's just a bit of wire shaped with jewelry pliers. Easy to do once you get the hang of it.

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