Sunday, June 28, 2009

Green Woven Knot & Silver bead set Lottery Information

****Description of the pieces***

Photos Can Been Seen here:

(If you can't get to those sites, and you would like to see photos, and you have a high speed connection, email me and I'll send them to you directly)

Both Pieces were scaled to fit the Peter Stone Ideal Stock Horse Mold, However both pieces are adjustable and will fit similar head and body sizes. If you intend to use this for decor, please let me know and I'll send along a stand hand made in real wood by my very close and very talented friend, Robin Hudson.

The cost for these two pieces is $250.00ppd To the Lower 48 in the US

The Bridle

This bridle features real, single interweave turks head knots of ecru thread and green thread interweave. The Keepers, the beads, the tips on the crownpiece are real silver and you can feel their weight when you hold it in your hand. The romel reins are braided black artificial sinew and also feature real silver beads, and real interwoven knots. All silver has been coated to retard tarnishing.

The buckles and bit are Rio Rondo made and Rio Rondo is known for their correct scale and durability as well as beauty. The Crystals on the Buckles and the bit are REAL Swarovski crystals.

The Breastcollar

The centerpiece on the Breast Collar is a new piece of hardware being Developed by Rio Rondo that I was given the privilege of using on this set.

The buckle on the connector piece of the Breastcollar is not a tongued buckle, it is a resist buckle so that you can adjust it to the perfect fit of your saddle. The D rings on the breastcollar have been half hitched in green thread. The beads on the Breastcollar are also real silver and the knots are real interwoven knots. All have been coated to retard tarnishing and to keep them clean.

Please note that the Saddle used in the photos of the Set is NOT included.

My work has been used at countless Live Shows in Performance (and some halter!) and is Live Show Quality and correct. I have also been fortunate enough to have been invited to Sell my work out of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Gift shop as well as the Autry National Center's Museum of Western Heritage Gift Shop. (and I have sold pieces through both venues)

I do not currently take orders because my time in the studio is very erratic and art deadlines stress me out to no end. I don't have a large production schedule so this could be one of the few pieces that I offer this year.

*****Lottery Information**********

I'm going to go ahead and start taking names for the Green Woven Knot Bridle and Breastcollar lottery for the Starting Tonight at Midnight (monday June 29th, 2009) and it will run through Wednesday July 1st, 2009 at 9 pm Est and then pull the name on Wednesday.

I go to bed at like 10pm est so as soon as I get up and can get to the computer, I'll acknowledge any entries that I've received overnight.

The winner is drawn by a number system. I put each name on a spreadsheet which automatically assigns a number to them. Then I use the random number generator online to pick a number. The winner has 24 hours to contact me. If I do not hear from you within 24 hours then I will draw another name.

If you are going to be out of town or away from your computer during the time that I draw the name or 24 hours afterwards it's up to you to let me know this when you submit your entry. If you can not check email every day then it is up to you to let me know this when you submit your entry. In those cases a phone number would be helpful as well as a good time to call. (I Have a munchkin, I know how my heart sinks when he's JUST fallen asleep and the phone rings)

Please email me at OR If you know that your ISP is wonky about putting emails into spam folders or discarding emails please let me know when you submit your entry.

PLEASE PUT "GREEN WOVEN KNOT BRIDLE AND BREASTCOLLAR" IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. In the body of the email, I need your name, address, and phone number (in case there is an email issue between ISPs)

I accept Money orders or Pay pal. My pay pal does allow credit card payments. I DO ship internationally and my work has made it to Great Britain, Australia and Germany. My pay pal address is I can not do any trades right now because I really need some income coming in.

Shipping is postage paid to the Lower 18 states in the United States. Anywhere outside that will incur shipping charges. I do not make you pay for boxes and bubble wrap, only the actual shipping and insurance.

You can only enter the lottery if you are over 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age you can have your parents enter the lottery, just let me know this when you submit your entry.

Heather Moreton-Abounader
Museum Quality Miniatures
Equine Photography and More!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Photos of some of the Sales pieces

Finally! Finished with the Braided bridle and matching breastcollar. I've decided to sell them for a set price of $250.00ppd. I know I should put them up for auction to get the best price but I figure this way someone can be sure to get them and not have to fight someone else to get it. They will be Lotteried off. As you can see, they fit the Peter Stone ISH Mold or you can use them as a decor piece. Saddle not included!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Things that Will be For sale

The First two pictures above are of some halters I'm working on. They will be for sale in the near future. I'm not exactly sure when that will be because my Studio time is really so erratic. They have two color turks head knots and will have silver plates on them. The one with the green and blue knots, with the rings on the noseband (instead of rio rondo hardware) has real silver rings that I made myself. That halter will be all hand made. The other one will have rio rondo buckles.

Both halters will be for sale in some shape or form when they're finished.

The breast collar that matches the Green Bridle with the black romel reins has been started, as you can see. The "doohicky" in the middle is a new piece of hardware that may or may not be coming out soon. I'm not sure what I'm allowed to say about it, so forgive me for being mysterious..muuhhahahaaaa!

I have not yet decided if that set will be for sale for a flat price or if it'll go to
auction but it WILL be for sale..

My munchkin will need tubes in his ears. He can barely go 5 days past being off of an antibiotic before he winds up with another ear infection. They are very painful for him, and I can't even begin to tell you how awful it is to see him in pain and not be able to fix it immediately. We go this friday for a consultation with a specialist and then hopefully they get the outpatient surgery scheduled ASAP! We are going out of town the second week in July (The week before Breyerfest) to Cooperstown, NY to visit with family and I'm hoping that he may have the tubes in by then.. (crossing fingers)..
Lastly, Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those folks that bid on my NAN Donation. I really appreciate the support that you show me by doing so! The live auction is next weekend adn I can't wai tto hear the results!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Current bid is...

The current bid for the three Green Halters is $225, which is a total steal really. The last western halter alone that I had at auction went for $250! So bid early and bid often! LOL

Monday, June 08, 2009

NAN Donation Information and New Photography Pictures

I don't have an update in the way of tack to post. I've been out of the studio mostly all of last week because of Drs appts and other family related stuff. Then this weekend was the Egyptian Event Arabian Horse Show. Today munchkin is home with me because he has a fever so I won't be in teh studio today either. I really miss it because I was excited about some of the stuff I was working on : /

On my photography blog are a few pictures from saturday Night at the Egyptian Event. Please stop in if you have the time:

If you're interested in bidding for the Lot of three Halters for the NAN Donation, Please go here:

No ebay account required or anything! Right now the bid is $65!