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 82KB, 640x508 2 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 3 Three gold interwoven brooch with tortoise horse shoe and shamrock.
enlarge 84KB, 640x578 4 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 5 Showing the backs of the brooches.
enlarge 68KB, 640x418 6 Plain gold stock pin and cast brass Fulmer Cheek Snaffle cuff links. This is the only appropriate jewelry for a competition.
enlarge 83KB, 544x640 7 1940's brass and crystal brooches and cufflinks for parties, jackets, suits, dresses.
enlarge 71KB, 640x423 8 Antique Essex crystal earrings received in 1962 for graduation.
enlarge 90KB, 590x640 9 Bakelite riding boots with brass spurs and carved crop.
enlarge 92KB, 571x640 10 Celtic Horse cross, Sterling Dressage rider pendant, and Fox Pad watch fob, all awards I won.
enlarge 94KB, 624x640 11 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 12 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 13 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.
enlarge 45KB, 720x242 29 Showing from the sides. The horses are on hinges to close over a scarf or tie. Found a year apart.
enlarge 66KB, 640x407 30 Harry wooden bucking horses.
enlarge 106KB, 640x629 31 Harry wooden bucking horse with leather saddle and silver stirrup.
enlarge 109KB, 640x622 32 Lucite Harry Bucking horse.
enlarge 102KB, 640x635 33 Wooden Bucking horse. Harry spots a fox in the bushes.
enlarge 116KB, 640x619 34 Wooden hinged bangle with glass eyes.
enlarge 81KB, 720x423 35 Wood, leather and lace, with glass eye on carved horse head with leather rein brooch.
enlarge 94KB, 505x640 36 Bakelite and carved wood horse brooch.
enlarge 66KB, 640x473 37 Wooden horse, glass eye, leather rein, Harry at it again.
enlarge 104KB, 640x595 38 Yin and Yang horse brooch. They have two sides as well. :)
enlarge 105KB, 619x640 39 Young Harry horse, wood, with plastic covered tape bridle, brass ring and glass eye.
enlarge 80KB, 640x505 40 Best friends brooch, Harry and Beanie, wood with fabric reins and glass eyes.
enlarge 91KB, 640x565 41 Tiger maple wood cared with brass wire bridle.
enlarge 84KB, 640x616 42 Under carved Lucite horse head with painted mane, forelock and eye. 3" x 2".
enlarge 89KB, 640x550 43 Big and Small. Carved wood brooches.
enlarge 80KB, 720x437 44 Wooden jockey cap with two horses brooch and dark wood Harry horse holding his saddle brooch.
enlarge 42KB, 576x337 45 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 46 We've been found!!! Rescued in Ohio and back to me. After 15 years so glad to be home.
enlarge 70KB, 640x434 47 My Paul Revere brooch.
enlarge 86KB, 640x496 48 Three Uncas Sterling double head brooches.