enlarge 59KB, 640x550 6 beads are triangular shaped lozenge beads 1 1/4" long with 1/2" sides. Is there a proper name for these shapes?
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enlarge 39KB, 720x307 8 flower strands inside and outside surface, not painted, but within bead.
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enlarge 67KB, 640x546 18 I found the brooch and bracelet, but they just said it was a 'halo' with shaped stones, not from a series. Trifari Pat. Pend. 1953 for the ones with the chain extender. Alfred Phillipe design for brooch and bracelet with same design.
enlarge 68KB, 640x566 19 Trifari Coronet series. Trifari Pat. Pend. inside by hinge, only loss is what you see on inside of bracelet, rest of it is fine.
enlarge 56KB, 640x623 23 Watch chain of 3 golds with bezel set diamonds from brooch. 16"
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enlarge 88KB, 640x640 33 D&E Brooch, triangular, 3 wire over flowers, 6 molded ab leaf stones, 3 large faceted back cabs in ruby red, ab stones. 2 1/2 x 2 1/2.
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enlarge 70KB, 640x640 38 Napier pink moonstone lucite orbs on bracelet marked Napier on the clasp back, and earrings marked Napier.
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enlarge 51KB, 479x640 43 Redmanol Beads. Fabulous early bakelite.
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enlarge 48KB, 455x640 49 George Taylor and wife Mariah Lucy Hoyt Taylor my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother who came from Halsey Valley, Tioga County, NY to Urbana
enlarge 62KB, 640x634 50 L-R Back Row: Fred C. Taylor Lucy Flora Josephine Clarence Water Mid Row: Addie Chapman Taylor Walter Taylor Greyton Hoyt Taylor 1909
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enlarge 88KB, 640x621 52 Woody Loper Keys John Frey GH Taylor with geese at Swan Quarter NC 1950's Daddy on right of photo
enlarge 57KB, 640x432 53 Blanket after 2 fixes, remove gusset (too large), move and replace hood attachments (others too sharp and hard).
enlarge 73KB, 640x562 54 Move rear leg strap 'D's' to back corner where they should be. They were so high in the back that they gave the horse wedgies.
enlarge 60KB, 720x429 55 Harry's blankets go further forward, and the BOT is too high, and too far back, which makes it slide so that the tail cover ended up by his hocks. (All of his blankets I made are 145cm as is the BOT, the problem is the fit in the front.
enlarge 54KB, 640x500 56 Surcingle straps were so long that even when snugged up to the top, they were 8" below his belly.
I also move the front ones (near and off sides) back 3", and the back ones (near and off sides), forward 2", otherwise the front ones were against his elbows, and the back ones ended up getting peed on.
enlarge 69KB, 640x503 57 Amount of material cut from the surcingles.
enlarge 40KB, 720x335 58 Very shallow slope. Not a good fit for some horses. Harry is a TB X.
enlarge 53KB, 720x340 59 His blankets have more of an arc, and come up over his withers more, and even without a gusset, never ever bind in the shoulders.
enlarge 46KB, 720x313 60 Blanket I made in 1994 for Beanie, lengthened for Harry in front. Darts in shoulders gave better fit for them than gussets, and nothing to catch on.
enlarge 55KB, 720x404 61 One of Beanies blankets from 1994 that I made. I had to add on to the front to fit Harry. Beanie was a Belgian TBX and 16.3 1/2. Harry is a TBX and 16.2.
enlarge 62KB, 575x640 62 Showing the variance in the two blankets.
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enlarge 52KB, 515x640 64 Reinserting a gusset which is not so wide. The original gusset always ended up in the front not over the shoulder muscles and top of arm.
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I also put a small dart just beyond the top part of the trim going straight up to the neck, creating more room for the shoulders as well. It was a turnover of 1" on the neck seam towards the withers. This allowed for a better fit.
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enlarge 44KB, 720x368 73 I used 2" moleskin which is very soft and flexible (I use 3" and 4" for standing wraps. These pieces are 30 years old. This is the inside of the blanket, covering the stitching so it is soft against their withers.
enlarge 86KB, 591x640 74 Trim on neck and bottom under gusset finished, and front closures fixed, and also moved the hook part of velcro to cover the trim. If it isn't moved to cover the trim on the front edge, the top corner is constantly getting turned over and it will pull on the trim all the time, eventually wearing it out.
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enlarge 64KB, 548x640 79 My diamond and platinum bracelet and Art Deco diamond, coral and platinum brooch/pendant.
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enlarge 69KB, 625x640 82 l to r: Fordy Foster, Loper Keys, John Frey, Greyton Hoyt Taylor at Swan Quarter hunting geese. 1949.