Spent some time this morning and updated the worklog on my website. I've got a lot of projects that are *almost* finished and should be finishing this week barring another week of illness.http://www.geocities.com/wcspegasus/worklog.htmlSome of the items nearing completion are for custom orders so if one of them is yours, please accept my apologies. I've gotten myself a little behind the last couple of weeks and am trying frantically to catch up right now.The following will be mailing tomorrow:MM Draft to BeritArab Halter to StefanieItems that should be mailing this weekend:Arena Base to SonyaAnd hopefully by this weekend as well I'll have another Arab halter done, this one in shades of rose and dark blue. It will be for sale, offered here for $40 and if no one on this list wants it, it'll be going to MXC later this month with a starting bid of $50, so get it while you can at the $40 price. I've only got the braiding done so far on it, no construction's been started as yet but if anyone wants the details, feel free to ask.Also, I spent some time this weekend working on my first Stablemate scale arab halter and it looks fantastic. I've still got to make the decorative beads and things for it but it looks fantastic. AND I managed to keep all the tassels and everything completely *in scale*. I tried a new method for making tassels and it is a complete success. Next on the drawing board is a complete halter and collar set which will be for sale (the halter I did this weekend is for one of my SMs that's headed for NAN). Keep an eye peeled here for details. I've got some bills that need to be paid down so I will be making a large number of new pieces over the next couple of months specifically for selling.I've also started lising some horses from my collection to MH$P as well, both to free up some extra shelf space and to help get rid of a few of these pesky bills. I can take pics of anything that doesn't have a photo, just ask.http://modelhorsesalespages.com/sales/searchlist.asp?Accid=8012Niki
For sale this week is an Arabian Halter and collar in a mixed blue braid with red, yellow, green, and blue details. Pictures and a more detailed description are available on the auction itself. It is made to fit the Peter Stone Arabian, but may fit other similar molds in both plastic and resin.http://auction.modelxchange.com/?mxc=1145157894
Winding Creek Stables' Website is now up and running.http://www.geocities.com/wcspegasusThere's also a yahoogroup (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/windingcreekstables) and an LJ Community (windingcreek).And if anyone's interested in orders, my custom prop books are now open. I can do jumps, props, bases, basically anything shown on my site (although I will NOT make an exact copy of anything that's up there).
So, I decided the other day that I was going to start a Native Arabian Presentation Halter and Collar set for my Peter Stone Arabian Great Xpectations. Using photos from Abby Marston and Jennifer Wilson's halters (to get my started on the right track), along with Abby's tutorials for making the braiding, beads, and charms...I've gotten about 3/4 of the way done. The tutorials for the braiding were actually really easy to follow, but I struck out completely with the charms since I couldn't find gold figaro chain that could be bent (the stuff I was finding just snapped when pressure was applied). Ended up making the charms completely from scratch with gold wire instead.My color palette is a nice cream and ecru mix for the braiding with bright blue and green beads as the primary bead color and a secondary bead color of dark bronze. The Cowrie shell beads will be on backgrounds of bright blue and green with a accent touches of bright yellow for the background of the central collar charm (and a few other spots).Don't have pictures of the halter yet (taking pics is not as simple a process as it should be at my house) since I won't take them until the whole thing's finished, but I'm done with all the braiding and base construction. Noseband charms are also done and attached. Tassels are on tonight's agenda as are the cowrie shell beads (which are actually started). I'm hoping it'll be done for the show on Saturday and at the rate I'm going, it looks like it very well might be...provided I don't go fluff headed in the next two days and procrastinate.It should look a little bit like this when it's done. I have purposely built in some differences in style either due to personal preferences or because I wasn't able to get the same materials and also so that I can't be accused of copying directly...and of course the colors are different. But that's the basic style I'm aiming for.Not sure yet if I'll be keeping it permanently or if I'll show it a few times and then stick it on eBay. The need to come up with NAN entry fees is still pressing and these type of halters generally sell for pretty decent anounts. It would be an easy way to come up with a decent chunk of cash and I can always make another one later. Hm...we'll see. I do want to show it a time or two first before I decide since I did pick the colors especially to match the horse and I've never owned one of these halters myself and actually really want one (my initial reason for starting the project).
Continuing with trying to sell to fund Breyerfest, here's a sand base with arena wall. Top LSQ and will be created at the end of the auction for the winner.http://www.modelxchange.com/?mxc=1142013026