A lady wanted some hair from her horse (the horse is named Madonna aka Boo), preserved within a resin pendant. The hair was taken from the horses tail (it was due for a cut anyway) and one thing that struck me was just how coarse the hair was...it certainly took quite a bit of effort to get the scissors through it!
Anyway, I made two pendants and couldn't decide on which one I preferred so I gave her both...as you can imagine she was very pleased. They certainly look unusual and quite classy in an ‘out of the ordinary’ sort of way. For the heart shaped pendant, I took 2cm strips of the horse hair and embedded them quite randomly within the resin, building the pendant up in several layers. For the teardrop shaped pendant, I took a clump (not sure if that is the right word to use) of the horse hair and tied one end with black nylon thread before embedding it in the centre of the pendant.
I have already added a page to my website that describes preserving locks of hair and have now extended it to include pet hair keepsake jewellery.
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