Q. So, how does this work?
A. You can contact me through the website on my Contact page, or you can email me directly via firstname.lastname@example.org
Simply contact me via the options above to find out how much hair will be needed to complete a piece you are interested in. Once we work out how much hair is needed, if you are collecting from a horse that is still alive, please see the video bellow for tips on the best way to collect your horse's hair.
If I am creating a bracelet or cuff from you horsehair, please include your wrist size with the order information. Simply wrap a string around your wrist where
you plan to wear the bracelet, where a watch would sit, and measure then length with a ruler. I typically add 3/4" - 1" to the size of the bracelet to give room for movement. If the
item is a gift and you can't get the size, you can also just say women's or men's small, medium or large and that should give me a good idea of the size to work with.
Once hair is collected, simply place it in a clear baggy or envelope with a rubber band placed around the end and mail it. (I will give you the mailing address via email.)
I handle the rest.
Once the piece is finished, I will let you know and email a photo of the finished work. If everything looks good, then I ship it to you via Priority Mail. Shipping is an additional $6. If you prefer another shipping option, just let me know and I can let you know the cost difference.
Q. How long does it typically take?
A. It really depends on my schedule. I work full time, as well as take care of 4 lovely horses, and try to balance all that and still spend quality time with my wonderful husband. I try to schedule working on pieces during the evening, and weekends tend to be my heavy duty work days where I get most of the work done. For keepsake designs that don't have any leather in them, I try to keep the turn around time 1-2 weeks from when I receive the hair. If you need something sooner, just email me and I will do my best to work out something for you. The leather and horsehair projects tend to take longer, because I do everything by hand. All leather is hand cut, dyed, finished and waterproofed by me. I take my time with my pieces to make sure I do it right.
Currently, I am adding more than just horsehair designs to my collection of hand made things. Email about anything you are interested and I will let you know how long it will take to finish.
Q. What if I have a design in mind that I want, but I don't see it on your site?
A. I love custom work! Just let me know what you are wanting, and I will do my best to make it happen. If you have a photo of an item you are interested in creating, please email it to me, or if the image is only in your head, just let me know, and I will do what I can to bring it to life.
Q. How do you handle payment?
A. I accept payment via PayPal or money order. If paying via PayPal, once everything is approved via the photos I send, you can send a secure payment through their site. My email associated with PayPal payments is email@example.com I also take money orders. You can send paymentn with the horsehair if you like or wait until the project is finished to mail the money order. I will ship the item out once payment is received.
Q. How do I collect hair from my horse for a keepsake or bracelet?
A. I have created a short video to help show how I like to collect horsehair for my projects.
Q. What happens to the extra hair?
A. I send any left over hair back to you unless you request otherwise. The remaining hair will be neatly bound at the end and cleaned for you to keep.