Tuesday Hodgepodge!


Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 | Filed under Musings




Previously at Christmastime, I’ve searched the web for unique gifts and then told you all about them.

Fun!

This year… not so much.

I tried, but nothing really grabbed me.

…I must have spent an entire evening trolling ETSY – yet I found nothing that seemed blogable.

But, I did find random things that I found interesting…  So, today’s blog is about random things that I found on the web.

First though, here is a photo I received today of Lucky!  She was our November Bucket Fund filly who is being fitted for corrective braces.  I did hear that her braces should be ready in January.  We will keep you posted!

Lucky wishes all of you Merry Christmas!  Her braces should be done in January!

Lucky wishes all of you Merry Christmas! Her braces should be done in January!

 

STUFF I FOUND WHILE TROLLING THE INTERNET

1)  Have you ever seen a headstall like this?  It is braided kangaroo leather…

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Kangaroo leather headstall.

Here is one in teal...

Here is one in teal…

 

2)  I had never seen a hand-painted headstall… it kinda reminded me of the purses we used to buy at Harvest Festivals as a kid…

hand painted...

hand painted…

 

HORSES AS MODELS…

This cracked me up.  What I found amusing were the horses as models!  I got hooked on finding these equinemodel images and wondered what the horses thought of it all.

If you want to see for yourselves, go to ETSY.COM and search on ‘rhythm beads’.  You will find all of these images and products.

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I love the idea of horses as jewelry models!

I thought these were very different.. the photography on the white horse is very dramatic

I thought these were very different.. the photography on the white horse is very dramatic

This poor horse cracked me up!!  You could tell that he had had enough about 12 photos ago...

This poor horse!!   You can tell that he had had enough about 12 photos ago…

3)  This lady can stamp anything onto copper, brass and nickel – and the items are inexpensive!  I thought this was a great idea for headstall tags or dog tags… just about anything!

Bridle tags, dog tags... you name it, she can stamp it!

Bridle tags, dog tags… you name it, she can stamp it!

 

4)  I didn’t even know equine bling existed!  Swag for your horse!

Bling for your horse!

Bling for your horse!

 

5)  I just bought these books from HOOFPRINTS and they arrived today!

I bought these from Hoofprints and they arrived today!

I bought these from Hoofprints and they arrived today!

 

 

6) Everyone is wearing wrap bracelets now…  These ladies had a huge and unusual selections.  They aren’t tooo expensive, can ship inexpensively and probably still easily shippable for Xmas.  If you click on the image, it will take you to their pages.

lots of wrapped bracelets!  Click to go to url

lots of wrapped bracelets! Click to go to url

 

Click to see this person's wrap bracelets!

Click to see this person’s wrap bracelets!

7)  A while ago I wrote about Western artist Deborah Kunic who painted awesome mugs… Well, a reader contacted her and asked if Deborah could paint mugs with images of her horses (and dog and cat) on them…

Deborah did and the reader was so excited, she sent me pics!  I love that!

Below is a snippet from Kunic’s website and then the mugs she made for the reader who is thrilled!

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Click to go to her website

Here are the images of the mugs Kunic created for a reader - of her horses and her dog/cat.  Cute!

Here are the images of the mugs Kunic created for a reader – of her horses and her dog/cat. Cute!

 

Well, that’s all for my shopping… Thanks for strolling with me!!

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4 comments have been posted...

  1. Viivi

    Oh, I love those braided headstalls! Would look really good on a light-built horse, arabian or such. Beautiful,

  2. Seabiscute

    The horses are not just models for jewelry — they are the customers (OK, end users?) of Rhythm Beads. They can be therapeutic for horses, calming and reassuring them (if I remember correctly). Also, I know of blind horses whose companions wear the beads with bells included, so they know where they are and presumably what they are doing, from the way the bells ring.

    Those headstalls are gorgeous!

  3. peg4x4

    Love those headstalls,both the braided and the painted.
    The cups are really cute.
    I love seeing these kind of things-thanks

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