Cameos are making a strong comeback. And I have several Horse Cameo Pendants including this delightful Mare and Foal.
The international hit series Downton Abbey has helped popularize cameos so much so that even the Muppet Dowager Countess of
Happy Thanksgiving. For the horse crazies amongst us, and I include myself in that category, we get up early to see and feed and clean up and turn out and love on our horses. And that's before the house gets cleaned, the turkey get put into the oven and all those other necessary chores around the house are accomplished.
Admit it our horses come first. Did you mix up a special Thanksgiving mash? Offer a few special apples? Hand out those handmade horse treats?
So on this Thanksgiving Day, I want to thank all our horses.
The Horse in this Black Horse Cuff Bracelet represents just about the perfect universal horse. With mane flying and tail streaming out behind the gorgeous design just grabs you.
It screams horse and not matter what type of horse you own or love, no matter what style riding you do, this horse cuff says it all.
There is just something so incredible about the range of blues in Turquoise. If you get very very familiar with the you can even tell what mine it came from in the Southwest or even if the Turquoise has been imported.
Turquoise, the "fallen sky stone" hidden in Mother Earth, has been valued by cultures for its beauty and reputed spiritual and life-giving qualities for over 7000 years. Can you imagine noticing a clear blue line running through gray rock for the first time. And seeing the imagery of sky and water in stone?
Turquoise has been cherished above all else in creation by the Native Americans - turquoise, stone of sky, stone of water, stone of blessings, good fortune, protection, good health and long life.
There is an extensive tradition of Horses and Hounds. Working animals, helping man. But there is also an exhaustive tradtion of love. Loving animals, and having both horses and dogs in our lives. And this Horseshoe and Paw Print Pendant epitomizes that love. What better way to show your love than to wear this horse, equestrian, animal themed necklace?
For generations dogs have been breed to serve a specific need - Sporting Breeds for instance.
Did you know Epona in the Celtic tradition was the protector of horses, as well as donkeys and mules? Protector of mares and foals.
What is fascinating is that in Celtic "epos" means "horse" and "ona" as a suffix added simply means on! Since the horse was so important to life for these people Epona occupied an very important place in the Gallic religion. And she was venerated both by the military and their cavalry, as well as by the common people. Who could not love her and love their horses.
The wonderful thing about horses is that there is a different one for every one. What I mean is there are different breeds, colors, sizes, temperments. And then there are all the ways we can ride, drive, train and play with them.
With horse breeds, if we just begin at the beginning and the A's Arabians, American Quarter Horse, Andalusians, Akhal-Tek, American Saddlebred to name a few. Each letter of the alpabet has more and more horse breeds. And the breeds generally fall into Hot Blooded like Thoroughbreds and Arabians, Warm Bloods like Hanovarians and Trekehners, and Cold Bloods (draft horses) like Belgians and Clydesdales.
If you are starting your holiday gift buying and have a horse lover or two or three on your list you have come to the right place. Looking at all that is on my Horse and Equestrian Jewelry website can be a bit overwhelming. So lets start with Snaffle Bit or Horse Bit Jewelry.
Snaffles come in all sorts of styles. I mean that from the bit perspective. There are Full Cheek, D-Ring, Loose-Ring bits and many more types. The reason for the variety of bits is that the snaffle bit is one of the most common type of bits used in riding horses.
To go along with Jo's Ol' Blue here is Steve's diagram and photos for building a tippy bridge of your very own. Use to build your horse's confidence on the ground and in the saddle. If you have any questions feel free to post a comment.
From the shameless commerce division of Jamies Horse Jewelry, I hope once you have printed out these directions you have a little time to wander through my site and select items for your loved ones to purchase for you. Holidays, Birthdays, Just Because You are Wonderful Days.
Linda calls hers "Steady Eddie" in the Game of Contact, we call ours "Ol' Blue" :))) It's amazing!!!! So is my awesome husband, Steve, for building it for me from looking at the GoC DVD. He drew up plans, just looked at Linda's and made it up. Jolene McDowell
I got involved to help Jo with her generous offer to make these plans available and save her from sending them out one at a time ; -)
I am finally getting around to doing a blog for my Horse and Equestrian Jewelry website, JamiesHorseJewelry.com. And I got thinking, do you really want to read about how Sterling Silver is the new Gold? That charm bracelets are the rage? That you should collect horse jewelry from designers you love? That this or that piece of jewelry is what you absolutely must purchase for that horse loving equestrienne in your life?
I think not. I am going to make this blog about horses. After all that is why we buy horse jewelry – we love horses! I will post new jewelry pieces that I think will appeal to you.