in the shop: horse necklaces

Posted on November 9th, 2014 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

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This week I created two horsey new necklaces to add to my shopYee-haw!

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The first is a wild mustang racing over western plains with mountains in the distance–it might be Colorado or Wyoming, or some other wild and windy place.

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The back view.  I really love this slice of aspen, and spent quite a while decided what to paint on it.  The grain seems especially pronounced and it has a unique shape at the top due to a knot in the wood.

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I think the darkened wood accents the horse and adds to the subtle western feel.  I also love the play of these colors.  Good job, red-headed step-mama.

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Horse #2 is a grey Arabian mare on a natural wood background.  As a kid, I loved Arabians and practiced drawing them all. day. long.  I would make their faces extra dished and their necks extra arched, with their tails plumed high in the air.  All that practice is finally coming in handy!

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The Arabian has cool blue shadowing and the wood is edged with silver calligraphy ink.  Just to add to the equine elegance, it hangs on a delicate platinum plated chain.

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I hope each of these horse makes a sweet gift for some horse lover.  It makes me happy just to look at their soft, shimmery coats and flowing manes.  I’d love to know what you think of them!

5 Responses to “in the shop: horse necklaces”

  1. Mimi says on :

    Really nice horsies…..and reminds me of all of your many drawings – horse girls/women will love them, especially….nice job!

  2. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeee…I love the mustang — running so free & happy :). I can’t believe u got the whole horse in the pix 🙂 love your work / Luv u/ mom

  3. mountain girl says on :

    Thank you, mothers! 😉

  4. appleshoe says on :

    These are lovely. I like brown horses, but the white one seems to glow with life beautifully captured.

  5. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Mercy!

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