I had a new addition to my ever expanding range of horse hair jewellery this last week; this time it was a request for cufflinks containing horse hair. These cufflinks are to be given to the groom on his wedding day so that he can carry part of his late horse with him on their special day.
I have set small strands of the hair within resin onto sterling silver cufflinks and hope they make a special present for his wedding day and a lovely keepsake for the future.
Whilst on the subject of horse hair jewellery I was also given the opportunity to make a new design of horse hair pendant this week. This design was asked for by a local customer who has had several orders from me in the past. The ‘challenge’ for this pendant was to create a loop with the horse hair and set it against a sterling silver bezel that I also engraved. I couldn’t have made this pendant without the help from my wife Angela; it really did need two pairs of hands to hold the loop in place whilst tying it and we had lots of fun making this too!
If you would like to see more examples of my work involving horse hair, please visit my horse hair jewellery gallery.