Long before I met rescue horse, Thor, a very similar equine found it’s way into my sketches and finally materialized in a portrait of my niece. Thor’s distinct looks are inherited from his ancient breed – he is a Fjord horse. The Fjord breed originates in Norway and it seems like the horses have been selectively bred since the time of the Vikings (in the famous Viking ship burials, there are horse skeletons closely resembling the Fjord).
Portrait of My Niece Kate with Fjord Horse
Thor was neglected and left on his own in a field for over a year before he was rescued. Now he is now enjoying a new life, with new horse friends in a pasture surrounded by apple trees. His retired halter tags have made a lovely set of charms for a leather wrap bracelet – and the look has inspired work on a collection of wearables made from antique bridles, reins and stirrup leathers.
Handmade jewelry shared by horses and their people? Why not? : )
Flesh toned enamel, pearls and robel wood mixed up with a snippet of one of Lord Byron’s poems:
“The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.”
This set is a really eye-catching mix of shapes – all tied together with a lovely natural colourway. It reminds me of a treasure washed up on the beach on the morning after a storm.
“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche . . . “
Roughly translated, this means “Let them eat cake . . . ” A sweet suggestion, though this famous quote made Marie Antoinette of France infamous! This sweet little bangle will be thrown in with all jewelry orders over $75!
Be warned, this charm bangle will only be available for a limited time! So snag yours and futher your decadent reputation in pastry-eating infamy – OR – just pair it with that new sundress you bought. The choice is yours!
Please see my shop for additional details on how to claim your handmade bangle – and how to purchase this limited item by itself.
“Let Them Eat Cake”: Limited Edition Cupcake Charm Bangle
Made especially for my Esty comrade, Beshka, this sterling silver banner strung on a sterling bangle reads ‘sans peur’ – which in French means ‘ without fear’. This brave little bangle is a sweet little reminder to never be afraid to think outside the box. Long before I was introduced to enamel, silver and gold were my prefered mediums – but I quickly fell in love with enamel and began to use copper as a canvas for bright color.
Like all of my handmade jewelry, the choice of metal / colours / finish can be altered to fit your style.