This weekend you'll find me busily working away in my studio making lots of little wild horse beads…
Horses are such a great inspiration for me and my mind is constantly filled with more ideas than I have time to create! I already have plans to make these same wild horses in other colors and with various new patterns… but my first batch has already raced off to new homes and was followed by requests for more, so I quickly set up a pre-order yesterday morning and got right to work restocking.
These little horse beads are my small way of sharing my love of this magnificent creature! Each one is handcrafted in polymer clay in the worn and rustic style that I love, and inspired by the wild mustangs of my dreams… with a little touch of ornate detailing inspired by the carved wooden horses of India… and of course, a little sprinkling of sweet character inspired by my two best friends and very own noble steeds: Lady and Strider!
I have to say too… I really had quite a blast photographing them! It's not everyday that I have a whole herd of wild horses on my back deck!
And now, for my horse bead roundup! These lovelies below are some of my favorite horses in art jewelry element form…
Pewter Indian pony bracelet link by KDemARTe
Ceramic horse and foal pendant by FireflyDesignStudio
Original ink drawing polymer clay pendants and brooches by ChevreFeuille
Probably my very favorite designer of horse pendants, ever! If only I could pick one and make a purchase… ah! but my polymer clay needs eat into my bead budget too much! I often find myself stopping by Christina's shop wondering at what new horses she's created. I love her painterly style—so whimsical and full of life!
Ceramic celtic knot essential oil horse pendants by ThisOnesMineDesigns
Hand painted mustang on genuine turquoise cuff bracelet by BelleRayneJewelry
I know I'm not the only one who wishes Belle would create her hand painted components for jewelry makers. Her detail is stunning!
Earthenware equestrian pendants by DappledGreyDesigns
"Horse at Stream" bronze pendant by virginiamiska
Spirit horse totem pendant by AngelWhisperer
Lampwork horse head silhouette focal bead from AJE's very own SueBeads
Sterling silver horse portrait bracelet link by RLDesignStudio
Grulla Dun horse lampwork glass pendant by JoyMunshower
Fine silver spirit horse pendant by SoulQuestDesigns
I hope you enjoyed my roundup of these beautiful horse beads, components, and jewelry… and maybe found a few you couldn't live without!
Happy Saturday everyone!
Tree Wings Studio