What better way to keep your beloved horse close to you than with a beautiful necklace made from their tail hair? As a keen horsewoman myself I love the idea and I am now able to offer the service of making you your very own custom necklace.
This necklace will be handmade from your own horse or pony's hair by braiding and then adding sterling silver fittings to turn it into a wearable piece of jewellery.
The braided pendant measures about 2.5cm long and is a four strand round style braid and is around 4--5mm. The pendant has been hung on 'snake' style chain that measures 17" long. You can use hair from multiple horses or just one, it looks just as good with different colours running through it.
Due to the style of this necklace, it is perfect for people who only have shorter lengths of hair.
This necklace would be the perfect personalised gift for a horse owner and make a special keepsake of your much loved horse or pony.
The images shown are just for reference to show style and not of the actual necklace you will receive as it will be hand braided from your own horses tail hair. Once purchased I will message you with help and further details about how to collect your hair and where to post it. Unfortunately I can only offer custom made horse hair jewellery to UK residents.
*Collecting your tail hair*
You need at least a length of about 4" or 10cm of good quality horse tail hair. About a 5mm bunch of hair is needed for this style of braid. It is always better to take a little more hair than less if unsure so you can be sure I have enough to work with. Any unused hair will be returned to you.
It is best to take the hair from the underside of the tail from the middle so it will not be noticable. Tie up the cut hair tightly at the top with an elastic or hair band. This will stop it from getting tangled.
Hair must then be washed, clean and dried.
If you need any more help ordering your necklace please don't hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to help!
Our pendants and charms are not pre-made or mass produced. As such each piece will have some minor variations due to the nature in which they are finished, adding to their uniqueness.
Nearly every one of our pieces is hand forged to order in our little home workshop so expect items to take 1-2 weeks to ship unless otherwise stated in the delivery details. If you needed something sooner though don’t hesitate to ask as we may be able to help!
We do accept custom orders so if you want a design with a longer chain or a different gemstone just get in touch.
All our items come gift wrapped and with a cotton gift bag to safely store your new jewellery in.
Take a look at our shop for more of our jewellery designs:
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 3 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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All of our jewellery comes beautifully gift wrapped in tissue and a linen gift bag or a little personalised gift box.
This makes our jewellery the perfect gift for giving.
Wish a necklace came with a different style or length of chain?
Like a design but would love it if it featured a different gemstone?
Since all of our jewellery is handmade to order we are happy to adapt a design to better suit your personal tastes, or if you are looking for something truly unique why not enquire about commissioning an entirely bespoke piece?
We work with the highest quality gemstones and precious metals, including sterling silver and 9ct gold, and are happy to work with any design ideas or budgets you might have to make you your perfect piece of jewellery.
Over time all sterling silver (including hallmarked silver) will oxidise. This is nothing to worry about, it just gives the jewellery a darkened, coppery appearance instead of a bright silver shine. It is a completely natural process and is normally polished off after a gentle wash with warm water and a mild detergent, then a polish with a silver polishing cloth.
Alternatively for super shiny silver add 1 tsp of both salt and bicarb to hot water in a bowl before placing a piece of aluminium foil in the bottom. Place the jewellery on top of the foil for a few minutes until the tarnish is lifted then finish with a quick rinse in clean water and polish with a soft cloth (this method is not suitable for deliberately distressed pieces though!)
We are able to hallmark our jewellery designs with our own makers mark as well as date, purity and assay office marks too. This gives you peace of mind that anything you buy from us has been independently quality tested and guaranteed as genuine sterling silver, gold or platinum by the assay office.
By law all platinum articles weighing over 0.5 gram, gold and palladium over 1 gram and silver over 7.78 grams must be hallmarked, it is illegal to describe or sell them as being made from precious metals otherwise. Anything below these weights does not need to be hallmarked. We would love to hallmark all our jewellery but this costs more for us to do so we only tend to hallmark our more valuable designs or those that are over weight limits.