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
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