Oh, Dinah, I love that bucking horse. Your collection reflects your artistry which I've always admired. - Marly Harris, Sun, 3 Oct 2010 9:52AM
enlarge 121KB, 567x640 1 You can see from these few photos of my horses, and I've left some out, how I pick my collection.
enlarge 45KB, 612x640 2 The 'So Harry' puffy brooch! Hand sewn seed bead and sequin on black felt horse brooch-glass eye, 3 3/4" x 3 1/2" x 3/4" thick. Gift from a friend.
enlarge 29KB, 640x536 3 My latest brooch. Bakelite Beanie with dangles of riding boots and horseshoe. I love this.
enlarge 42KB, 576x337 4 Two wooden horses, red celluloid bridles and reins, with glass eyes. 4 1/2" x 2".
I wore these ONCE and promptly lost them while walking the cross country course the afternoon before Beanie's last competition. I look every time I go over to the course. I loved these so much, as they reminded me of Beanie and Sally. Interestingly it was the same weekend my Harry horse was foaled, but I didn't buy him until 2001.
enlarge 51KB, 720x346 5 We've been found!!! Rescued in Ohio and back to me. After 15 years so glad to be home.
enlarge 82KB, 640x508 6 Early horse themed jewelry. Sterling and paste horse shoe, Victorian horse shoe and whip, Irish shamrock brooch, English horse shoe and whip brooch.
enlarge 68KB, 423x640 7 Three gold interwoven brooch with tortoise horse shoe and shamrock.
enlarge 84KB, 640x578 8 Two Cameos given to me by my Aunts in the 1950's. The one on the left is older than the one on the right. They also have pendant bails.
enlarge 76KB, 640x482 9 Showing the backs of the brooches.
enlarge 68KB, 640x418 10 Plain gold stock pin and cast brass Fulmer Cheek Snaffle cuff links. This is the only appropriate jewelry for a competition.
enlarge 83KB, 544x640 11 1940's brass and crystal brooches and cufflinks for parties, jackets, suits, dresses.
enlarge 71KB, 640x423 12 Antique Essex crystal earrings received in 1962 for graduation.
enlarge 38KB, 640x617 13 Antique Enameled Scottish Riding Brooch with sprig of heather/gorse.
enlarge 90KB, 590x640 14 Bakelite riding boots with brass spurs and carved crop.
enlarge 92KB, 571x640 15 Celtic Horse cross, Sterling Dressage rider pendant, and Fox Pad watch fob, all awards I won.
enlarge 94KB, 624x640 16 My Aunt's Jade beads with a horse netsuke, another reclining horse netsuke, and a horse shoe nail made from a Tiffany Jean Shumberger eternity ring my father gave my mother. She didn't like the fact that the stones went all the way around so she had it changed. I got it, and took what was left and had it added to a golden horseshoe nail.
enlarge 100KB, 640x636 17 Artisan Challenge pieces. These were made in class when we first started. We were given 30 min to grab a piece of metal and wire and fold it into something. (horsehead at top)
Then when we got to fusing, we were given 5 min. to grab up to three pieces of metal, and 30 min. to design and finish a piece, (2 horses brooch on left). We were NOT allowed to make any alterations, cuts, or bends, or changes to the metal.
The box top brooch on the lower right was our first piercing, soldering a box top, design positive/negative, and make a brooch or a box top. I chose a brooch. It was a 6 day challenge.
enlarge 74KB, 499x640 18 My first brooch that really started my bakelite collection based on my own horses. I picked all of them only if they reminded me of happy, healthy, comical and whimsical attitudes. This was typical of Beanie's demeanor he was quite focused and had a great work ethic.
Bakelite with glass eyes and brass browband and rein.