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The Horse Who Eats Beads

About this design:

I had made a necklace for my aunt earlier this year (posted it here too) and one of her friends liked and wanted it. I spent time looking for a pretty horse pendant, and found this one. It took FOREVER to get here, and when it did, I saw it was a bead, not a pendant, drilled through the horses mouth and out the back of it's head. When strung, it looked like the horse was eating the beads (not a very flattering look at all). Made an eye-pin out of wire and squished the eye down to fit closer to the hole in the mouth and then wrapped the other end of the wire into a bail. Looks much better hanging as a pendant now (I think)


Picasso Jasper or Red River Jasper (seen it called both) and Sterling Silver

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  1. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love the Horse!!!! So beautiful! the picaso jasper is so lovely!!! A real winner……:) :)

    OBTW I love your new bird!!! I wish I wasn’t allergic I love birds!!!!
    Happy Holidays!!! Deb

  2. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    Love it! My daughter would go crazy over this necklace!

  3. Claire C
    Claire C says:

    A fine tribute to the horse! The colors and craftsmanship are first class.

  4. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Beautiful! The horse pendant is wonderful, and I love the way you finally were able to hang it … love the jasper too. Really pretty design.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh yes, you’ve done this big equine proud!
    Love the way you made it into a pendant too!

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Lovely design! ;)

  7. Rosie
    Rosie says:

    Your design is beautiful, love the horse and the way it hangs on the necklace.

    KPJEWELS says:

    This is a very lovely design.

  9. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    @ Stormy: He’s not new, lol, but thank you. Have to rotate pictures of my 4 feathered kids, don’t want one getting jealous. ^_^

  10. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Oh my gosh, I could not stop laughing when I read your description, my husband looked at me like I was crazy, The horse turned out good, even though he can’t eat his beads now.

  11. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Good idea for the pendant! I have a horse like this one as well, I’ll have to try your technique! Very nice piece!

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