(gallery of pins - click here)
Each Spirit Horse is one of a kind, handmade of clay, wire, beads, and yarns picked up from around the world. They're fun and whimsical; they shimmer different colors in different light. You can bend the legs to stand straight, trot, gallop, or fly.
If it's a pin: spruce up your outfit for dinner out on the town or the Oscars. Or, if it's a pin or a magnet, hang your Spirit Horse in your home or horse trailer for good luck.
Each pin is approximately 3" long by 3" tall. . . not counting the long fluffy tail.
**Please note that the actual colors on these horses are much more vivid than what you see here! It's hard to get an accurate shot of them.
Pins and magnets are $20 each, plus $5 shipping. (USA only.) (and several can fit in one envelope.)
If you see any you like, email me at
TheEquestrianVagabond at gmail dot com.
(click here for the gallery of magnets :)
Want a piece of the Old West? Got Baling Twine?
Little do ranchers know what art they can make with those massive piles of baling twine laying around their barns and pastures. (Little do they have time to do anything with it anyway, besides burn it or let it sit.)
Here, from Owyhee Designs in the West, you can get your own funky, colorful, functional art *and* a piece of the West all in one.
These baling twine mats will take on your toughest muddy boots and come out unscathed. You can hose them, beat them, stomp them, you name it: they are rough as snot and virtually indestructible.
Each mat is a one of a kind piece of functional art. Each one takes *forever* to make, particularly the woven mats. No two mats are the same. No one mat is perfect. It will likely be a little crooked and uneven. With the crocheted mats, there will probably be a dropped stitch or two. With the woven mats, there will probably be some weft or warp (or both!) on one side or the other.
Doesn't matter. I like to go with the Navajo way of thinking, put mistakes in a piece of art so the Gods don't get upset. 'Course the Navajos make mistakes on purpose. Mine are accidental, but just as effective. Nobody's going to get angry or jealous about this (un)perfect piece of art. It's highly functional. Stomp it. Beat it.
Even if a knot works its way apart, which is highly unlikely, take a small piece of duct tape (the other essential on a ranch in the West), or baling twine, or plain ol' twine and tie it together. Or drop a spot of super glue on it.
Best of all, just use it, abuse it, use it some more, hose it off to look like new, and use it again, and again. And spread the word, spread the Owyhee Designs love!
Crocheted mats: $35, shipping included
Contact me to see what I currently have in stock:
TheEquestrianVagabond at gmail dot com
What else ya gonna do with baling twine?