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How about GETTING a little SOMETHING for your GIVING TUESDAY?! Look at ways to help THE BUCKET FUND and get something, too!






I know there are so many charities asking for donations today – including the Horse and Man Foundation which runs The Drop in the Bucket Fund.

But… we have a few ways to give that also let’s you get!

We have a calendar which directly gives $10 of purchase to the Bucket Fund.  We have Michael Johnson’s book, The Trials of Joe Ben Black which 100% benefits the Drop in the Bucket Fund.  And we have lots of Horse and Man Jewelry!

FIRST, I MADE A LITTLE VIDEO ABOUT THE HOOFPRINTS CALENDAR…THAT GIVES $10 FOR EACH SOLD!!  So generous for such a great calendar!

Every calendar purchased through this link for $14.95 (free shipping), Hoofprints.com will donate $10 to the Bucket Fund!

I made a little video showing you my hoofprints.com calendar, so you’d know what you will receive!

NEXT, MICHAEL JOHNSON SENT BOOKS FOR THE BUCKET FUND!

Here is the description from the website:  The Trials of Joe Ben Black – Confessions of a Rope Horse.  Enjoy the wit and profound wisdom of Shine and Blue as they teach the young colt called Joe Ben Black the ropes!  Printed version: $29.95

These gift books are selling for $25 each including shipping!  So these are a HUGE deal!  Click here to purchase a Joe Ben Black book for $25 – all proceeds going to the Bucket Fund!

HORSE AND MAN JEWELRY!

EVERY DONATION COUNTS! – FREE SHIPPING!

 All jewelry sold benefits the Drop in the Bucket Fund. To follow us on our beautiful FB page, click here! fb-iconCLICK HERE TO REFRESH PAGE TO SEE WHAT HAS SOLD!

1–Gorgeous and bright Green Blue necklace! Only $38!

So brilliant light cobalt blue and teal green Czech glass beads with a handmade sterling silver heart charm at crystal closure! Great alone or layered!

To Purchase, click here!

2–PROTECT THIS RIDER! Only $158!

We love this Sweetbird Studio pendant that reads, ‘Protect this Rider’ – with “And the horse she rode in on” on the back. I get so many compliments on mine similar to this one. Large chrysoprase nuggests, antiqued silver chain, Czech glass beads in light emerald green and grass green with handmade sterling flower charm on large green turquoise nugget at closure. Chain 18″ Pendant an additional 1.5″.

To Purchase, click here!

3–KELLEY’S necklace! Only $38!

My friend, Kelley, has skin that looks wonderful with this necklace – and you probably do, too! Rich creamy golds and amber Czech glass beads with amber crystal at closure. Gorgeous colors!! 20″

To purchase, click here!

4–GORGEOUS CHRYSOPRASE POLISHED NUGGET necklace! Only $165!

Such a striking necklace that lays perfectly. Polished chrysoprase nuggets with Sterling silver heart charm and large chrysoprase rock at closure. 18″

To purchase, click here!

5–HOLIDAY RED AND BRUSHED GOLD necklace! Only $36! – SOLD!

Brushed gold brass Czech glass beads with ruby red alternate Czech glass. Sterling silver heart charm at crystal closure. 18″.

6–JUDY GARLAND necklace! $42!

Striking 8mm Ruby Red Czech glass beads with smaller faceted beads plus crystal laced with gold Czech glass beads and silver crystals at crystal closure. Very pretty! 18″

To purchase, click here!

7–CLEOPATRA necklace! Only $62! – SOLD!  THANK YOU LAURIE!

Wear this striking necklace in large, rich seafoam greens with a hint of blue Czech glass beads with bronze patina’d greek medallion. necklace 18″ Pendant an additional 2″.

8–GOLD AND PEARLS necklace! Only $64!

This one is a favorite! Great layered with pearls or golds or silvers.  Lots of different colors and shapes of Czech glass beads – all in golds and soft whites and creams and handmade sterling flower at crystal closure. 21″

To purchase, click here!

9–CAT EYE necklace! Only $32 – SOLD!

Wow! Such a great color! Really pops on the neck! Czech glass beads with handmade sterling silver heart at crystal closure. 18″   

10–MERCURY CROSS! Only 64!  SOLD!  THANK YOU, J!

My favorite silver beads! These look like mercury! Czech glass in multiple sizes. Perfect alone or layered with silver or pearls or any color! Silver cut-out cross pendant! Necklace is 24″ with an additional 1.5″ for pendant.

11–MINTY GOLD HOLIDAY necklace! Only $48!

Such a beautiful necklace at a great price!! Minty, gold, cream, some pinks… Czech glass beads in many shapes and colors with amber crystal closure. 20″

To purchase, click here!

12–TURQUOISE ‘WATCH OVER ME’ necklace! Only $76! – SOLD!  THANKS, R!

Turquoise gemstone discs with silver Czech glass beads and handmade sterling silver heart charm at crystal closure with Sterling silver winged heart pendant (back side says, “Watch Over Me”. Necklace 24″, pendant an additional 1″.

To purchase, click here!

13–CRYSTAL PALACE necklace! Only $38! – SOLD!  THANKS, RENEE!

This one goes with ANYTHING! Any color, any shape! I like it with pearls or silver. Also great alone – especially on a tan! Crystal and crystal crackled Czech glass beads in several shapes and sizes with handmade sterling silver heart at crystal closure. 18″.

14–OZ necklace! Only $40! –     SOLD!  THANKS, R!

Gorgeous emerald greens! Large, faceted emerald green Czech glass beads with a few round emerald beads and handmade sterling heart charm at crystal closure. 19″

15–Amethyst and Custard necklace! Only $48!

Fresh and Fun! Amethyst gemstone faceted beads with Czech glass lemon custard beads and handmade sterling silver heart at amethyst gemstone bead closure. 20″

To purchase, click here!

16–YUMMY, CREAMY necklace! Only $48!

Lovely, creamy, yummy Czech glass beads in a few shapes and sizes with handmade sterling silver heart at crystal closure. Very pretty and dainty. 17″

To purchase, click here!

17–LARGE AND LONG PEARLS! Only $48! – SOLD!  THANKS, YVONNE!

8mm Czech glass pearls! A gorgeous strand! Wear alone or layered! Sterling silver handmade flower at crystal closure. 22″

To purchase, click here!

18–PURPLE GHOST necklace! Only $44!

So pretty, dainty and subtle. A very nice piece. Czech glass beads in all shapes and sizes of crystal, purple, plum with real amethyst faceted gemstones and handmade sterling silver bird charm at crystal closure. 20″

To purchase, click here!

19–HARVEST NECKLACE! Only $38!

Great fall colors! Czech glass beads in bright tangerine amber with trade beads in harvest colors at crystal closure. 19″

To purchase, click here!

20–LONG MERCURY necklace! Only $52!

This is another version of the mercury beads necklace that I love! It works alone or layered with just about anything! Mercury Czech glass round beads in a few sizes starting at 8mm (large). Handmade sterling silver heart at crystal closure. 24″

To purchase, click here!

21–True Gemstone Yellow Chrysoprase Polished Nuggets! Only $125!

Lovely, rare yellow chrysoprase gemstone polished nuggets. Gorgeous, unusual, one of a kind. Lays beautifully on the neck. 18″

To purchase, click here!

22–SOFT WATERS necklace! Only $42! – SOLD!  THANKS, R!

Gorgeous Czech glass beads in bright, watery blues. Lead beads are silver lined. Sterling silver handmade flower at crystal closure. 17″

23–PERFECT MIXTURE necklace! Only $48!

Really pretty deep periwinkle blue with chartruese yellow gemstone chrysoprase discs. Very pretty. Handmade sterling silver heart charm at crystal closure. 15″

To purchase, click here!

24–Silvery TEAL and crystal necklace/bracelet! Only $52! – SOLD!  thank you, Y!

Beautiful Czech glass teal beads with silver inserts plus silver and crystal Czech glass and a handmade sterling silver charm at crystal closure. Perfect for layering, too! 25″

To purchase, click here!

25–SOFT RIVERS NECKLACE! Only $64!

Gorgeous, large, soft river colors Czech glass beads. Handmade sterling silver flower charm at crystal closure. Wear alone or layered. We have never made one like this before… 18″

To purchase, click here!

26–AMAZING LAYERING PIECE! Only $154!

Very long and very fun, mixed media bead and chain necklace/anklette/bracelet. Turquoise beads, Czech glass beads in teals, greens, blue and a pop of red. Mixed silver chains of varied lengths. 70″

To purchase, click here!

 TO DONATE TO THE BUCKET FUND (all donations are 100% deductible), CLICK HERE.  Thank you Thank you!!!!


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Tired of Cyber Monday? – MEET THE BOULONNAIS HORSE – THE MARBLE HORSE OF FRANCE!






Personally, I’m getting continually bombarded with deals and discounts and ‘buy now’… blah blah blah.  So, today is Cyber Monday and I’d like to offer some of you a break by simply showing you and article on the Boulonnais horse!

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THE RARE BOULONNAIS HORSE

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Draft horses, these gentle giants are one of the amazing breeds of horses. It’s not only their size which makes them impressive but also their elegance and strength. What you are going to watch in the video below is a footage of these draft horses called The Boulonnais in action.

The Boulonnais, also known as the “White Marble Horse”, is a draft horse breed. It is known for its large but elegant appearance and is usually gray. Now they are endangered and are very rare with only about 1000 of them left according to the North American Boulonnais Association.

One theory states that the origins of the Boulonnais breed emerged from the crossbreeding of native French mares and stallions brought by the Numidian army in 55–54 BC.

However, many equine scholars are skeptical of this theory, and state that, whatever the early origins, the later selective breeding and local climate and soil types had a greater influence on the breed than any early Oriental blood.

But as time passed this breed was crossed with a mixture of Spanish Barb, Arabian, and Andalusian to create the modern Boulonnais. They were nicknamed the “White Marble Horse of France” due to their stunning coat and beautiful conformation, looking as though they had been carved out of marble.

The American Boulonnias Horse Association describes them as: “…small, wide-awake Percheron’ in appearance. The head is elegant and short with a flat, wide forehead, very keen, proud eyes, well-opened nostrils, and small, mobile ears.

The neck is thick and muscular with a thick double mane. The Boulonnais chest is wide, with a well-rounded rib cage and a well-set shoulder. Withers are well placed but set deep into the musculature.

The back is straight and the limbs are strong and solid with clean joints. The Boulonnais is energetic, easy, active, and very gentle in nature.”

Let’s just hope for the best and we wish that these associations will keep the breed going.

 

HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!


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