Thursday, September 1, 2011

More braiding

Quirts aren't the only braided item I know how to make.  Here are two two eared Western show bridles with braided romal reins.
The brown bridle was made in 2004.
The light oil bridle was made today.
I've had a lot of fun revisiting my braiding roots, but tomorrow it's back to English tack!

8 comments:

  1. Fantastically beautiful, Jennifer! You continue to amaze and delight me!

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  2. Those bridles look very very nice! It's a nice variety of the daily work with english stuff, isn't it? ;-)

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  3. You should do Peruvian head gear as you have the reins down already!

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  4. I have been talking about making Peruvian tack for years, but every I think about actually starting a set, I get intimidated and make something easier. Maybe a trip to Lakewood to see some real Peruvians would get me over the hump!

    :)

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  5. Beautiful! I get to do a set of braided reins soon, and I'm excited about it! What are you braiding with?

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  6. I use waxed linen thread that has been separated into individual strands and partially de-waxed. It's almost a perfect medium--cheap, readily available and looks and feels like the real thing.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your reins--I know they'll be spectacular!

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  7. I really love the bit on that brown bridle, where'd you get it? : )

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  8. If memory serves me correctly, I bought that bit (along with a couple others) on eBay way back when. I've seen them crop up occasionally on MH$P over the years, but that's all old, hoarded stock. Whoever made them isn't making them anymore, and they are usually they are quite expensive. Sorry I can't be more helpful!

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