Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Memorial Bracelets

Last summer a friend approached me about making a memorial bracelet for her to remember her horse who had recently passed over the rainbow bridge.  She knew that I made jewelry some of which was hand woven so believed  that I had the skills necessary to pull off the job. 

That is how I got my start in creating these memorial pieces for the owners who were left behind.  I found in making the piece for my friend  that it is a spiritual thing. I had the opportunity to have met  her horse, Giggles, shortly before she passed, and had heard stories about her. Thinking about the stories as I wove the bracelet made her come back to life in my mind. 





Memorial Bracelet Giggles
Made from Mane hair


Memorial Bracelet Winston and Sequoia
Memorial Bracelet Winston and Sequoia
Made from Tail Hair
It is my prayer that wearing it will bring those happy memories to the mind of the wearer and put a smile on their face.

I am now offering my services to horse owners  to make these special bracelets.  I make them using all Sterling Silver and Silver plated findings. I add gemstones of your choosing  to each bracelet  for that added touch. Perhaps you want colors that were associated with your horse in life, or you have a favorite gemstone that you like.  The cost of making these start out at $50 to be paid up front to cover cost of  added materials and labor.   Contact me at Kay@SonoraKay.com to make arrangements to order your special remembrance piece. 

I do have bracelets made up and ready for order for those who do not have a horse but want to own some of this amazing jewelry.  Here is a piece currently listed in my Artfire shop

8 comments:

  1. these are truly beautiful and thoughtful creations.

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  2. This is pretty much a lost art. I've seen Victorian pieces of memorial jewelry with woven human hair and they look as good as the day they were made, so a bracelet like this will last a lifetime. What a comfort to have a keepsake of your animal such as this.

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  3. Thank you Vik and Lisa.

    Lisa...my hair is down to the middle of my back, I too have seen the Victorian hair weaving. Very interesting art work... don't think I haven't thought of it ;-)

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  4. They are quite wonderful UsdiK !

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  5. Those horse hair bracelets are really unique!

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  6. Those are great bracelets and such a wonderful memento

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  7. Thank You Giftbearer an ASDesigns

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