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I just finished this bag for a friend. It portrays their top notch and famous reining horses. I love riding horses like this, as they are fine tuned sports machines. And beautiful to boot! And using the bag is like carrying ones personal photo album.
Getting a real photo of the bag, without using a professional photographer is hard. So here are the panels before I assembled it. Beaded out of 13/0 cut beads, along with 24 K gold cut beads on brain tanned hide. I have made a few of these bags now. Each one different. And hope to do more in the future.
And I just finished this hat last week. Again, beaded out of 13/0 cut beads and 13/0 24k gold Charlotte cut beads. I also added some antique Czech glass nailhead spots.
I directly onto the hat. It can be a bit tiring, because you have to reach over the rim and not crush the opposite side. So they are a little slower to do. But they are a fun item as well.
More of these in the future, as well as another horse project featuring another very famous horse. Stay tuned :-)