Ups And Downs

An order of horse hair bracelets I just finished.

An order of horse hair bracelets I just finished.

The past two weeks have been a series of ups and downs.

On the up part: I have a new nephew! While I cannot claim the birds put my sis-in-law into labor, I know she’s glad baby is finally here. We can’t wait to meet the new little guy in person!

newcamera3We also had an addition to our immediately family: A Nikon D60 digital SLR camera. I am in love with this! Finally the pictures in my head can become reality on my blog and in my brochures. All it takes is the right equipment. I am embarrassed to say that up to this point I was using a point and shoot to create all my photos.

The photos throughout this post are courtesy of my new Nikon. Aren’t they gorgeous? Look at the colors in those horse hair bracelets. It’s unbelievable. I think I’ll finally enjoy photography.

newcamera6Another plus for the week: RedTailDesigns is on Twitter! You can follow what I’m doing and how I’m progressing on your order through Twitter. Got to to sign up and add me to your follow list.

On the downside, I miss Saint. Oddly enough, it’s those moments he’d be underfoot that I miss him most. I ducked in the house the other day and did my usual evasive maneuvers at the door so Saint wouldn’t squash the eggs in the grocery bags while he sniffed my legs. But he wasn’t there to greet us. So sad.

newcamera5Our Labrador Retriever seemed unfazed at first, but when she refused to eat her puppy-bone, we knew she was missing her buddy. The sadness for her was short-lived, though, as she’s loving all the extra attention, walks and freedoms as only-dog.

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments about Saint. It will get easier, I know, especially as we jump feet first into this season of renewal.

Happy Spring!

4 thoughts on “Ups And Downs

  1. Do you make horsehair jewelry, specifically bracelets for others using their horse’s hair? I love the bracelets shown on your website and recently had to put my beloved mare of 33 years to sleep. if you do make bracelets, how much do you charge. and how much hair do you need? thank you, Sharon

  2. Hi Sharon,

    I do make custom horse hair jewelry for people like you. In fact much of my business is making memorial pieces for people who have a lost a horse. All of my current designs are located at:

    and range in price from $50 to $100. I’m also happy to work with you to create a specific piece you have in mind. Thanks!

  3. Hello, I was wondering first of all how much do you charge for one of the horse hair bracelets and second how much hair do you need for it???

  4. Hi Sierra,

    The Rapitorial style bracelets featured in this post, which include an engraved nameplate, cost $95 each. I offer other bracelets as well that range in price from $50 to $100. I ask for a lock of hair at least as big around as your finger and at least 12 inches long (although longer is better).

    Let me know if you have any other questions!

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