Monday

Crafty gifts for horsey folks: Blingy bridle browbands



Milwaukee equestrian Brooke Pape knows more than a bit about blingy bridles. As owner of Oko Konia Artisan Browbands, she creates custom designs for horse lovers in multiple equestrian disciplines.

Each browband is constructed of leather and adorned with crystal, rhinestone, or other jeweled accents. Prices range from $75 to about $200 for the one-of-a-kind browband pieces.


Oko Konia, which is Polish for “The Horse’s Eye,” also offers bridle charms, braid rings, and memorial horse mane and tail jewelry to honor horses that have passed away.


To order:
Oko Konia – Brooke Pape


Hey, equine enthusiasts! Do you need a few creative and unique holiday gifts for the horse lovers on Santa’s shopping list?
The Mane Point offers a special series this month, highlighting cool crafts by and for equestrians. 

Bookmark this site, as you will likely want to return often. Don’t miss these fabulous homemade holiday gifts.

Have you seen my brand-new book for horse professionals and equine enthusiasts? Check it out on Amazon:
 (It's also on Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, and lots of other book sites. Ask for 25 Top Tips for Promoting Your Equestrian Event at your favorite tack store!
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Friday

Crafty gifts for horsey folks: Handcrafted grooming brush boxes



Sally Pankonen combines creative craftsmanship and equestrian training in her Milwaukee-based business, known as Encompass Equine. Pankonen sells her wares in 22 American states, as well as Canada.

The Wisconsin horse lover offers custom painted or stained wooden horse grooming brush boxes, as well as fancy tack trunks and wooden dressage arena letters

She also sews all-purpose saddle covers, stirrup socks and sleeves, polo wraps, and equestrian safety helmet covers.

Her grooming brush boxes, which can be painted to order, cost about $45. 


Custom tack trunks range from $500 to $650. Saddle covers are $25.


Customers may order directly from Encompass Equine or through her Etsy store.

To order:
Phone: (414) 736-2667
Email: salsquatch1@yahoo.com
 
Hey, equine enthusiasts! Do you need a few creative and unique holiday gifts for the horse lovers on Santa’s shopping list? 

The Mane Point offers a special series this month, highlighting cool crafts by and for equestrians. Bookmark this site, as you will likely want to return often. Don’t miss these fabulous homemade holiday gifts.

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Crafter’s promotional photos
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Crafty Gifts for Horsey Folks –
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Adapted by The Mane Point
From Vintage artwork

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Here's a super holiday gift for your favorite equestrian trainers, clinicians, barn managers, show planners, or other horse industry professionals. Brand-new book: 




Wednesday

Crafty gifts for horsey folks: Kiln-fired glass horse pendants and ornaments




Sue Marcinkus, an equestrian from Kenosha, Wisconsin, makes custom-crafted horsey pendants, Christmas tree ornaments, and other works from kiln-fired glass.

These items may be created with fused images from customers’ digital or traditional photographs. Each item is fired several times at extremely high temperatures to preserve quality for years to come.

Pendants and ornaments, depending upon their settings, may cost $15 to $30.

Marcinkus’ portfolio of glasswork includes pet and even human portraits, in addition to horses.

Her company, Marcinkus Gallery of Glass, also offers glass dishes and jewelry boxes, as well as stained glass pieces and silk scarves.

Christmas orders are still possible, if placed soon.

To order:
Phone: (262) 496-4033
Email: suemarcinkus@yahoo.com


Hey, equine enthusiasts! Do you need a few creative and unique holiday gifts for the horse lovers on Santa’s shopping list? The Mane Point offers a special series this month, highlighting cool crafts by and for equestrians. 

Bookmark this site, as you will likely want to return often. Don’t miss these fabulous homemade holiday gifts.

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Crafter’s promotional photos
Used by permission.
Crafty Gifts for Horsey Folks –
Title image/logo
Adapted by The Mane Point
From Vintage artwork

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Tuesday

Crafty gifts for horsey folks: Hand-tooled leather spur straps



Patty Potvin, an equestrian from Kewaskum, Wisconsin, does intricate hand tooling and hand stitching in leather to produce one-of-a-kind gifts for horse lovers. All items are sold through her own company, Sandy Ridge Leather.

Here’s one of my personal favorites, a pair of lovely black Western spur straps. Aren’t they pretty?


Of course, Western spur straps must also come in brown, right? Take a look.


Both sets, created as custom designs, were priced at $25. Additional pairs may be made to order, along with cell phone cases, checkbook covers, guitar straps, photo albums, and many other hand-tooled leather items.

Catch a glimpse of this pretty floral headstall. What lovely handiwork. 

And what equestrian doesn't adore well-made leather tack and horse gifts?

To order:
Email: srleatherwork@gmail.com


Hey, equine enthusiasts! Do you need a few creative and unique holiday gifts for the horse lovers on Santa’s shopping list? The Mane Point offers a special series this month, highlighting cool crafts by and for equestrians. Bookmark this site, as you will likely want to return often. Don’t miss these fabulous homemade holiday gifts.

Image/s:
Crafter’s promotional photos
Used by permission.
Crafty Gifts for Horsey Folks –
Title image/logo
Adapted by The Mane Point
From Vintage artwork

Feel free to follow on GooglePlus and Twitter. You are also invited to join this writer's fan page, as well as the Chicago Etiquette Examiner, Madison Holidays Examiner, Equestrian Examiner and Madison Equestrian Examiner on Facebook.


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