HN Holiday Gift Guide: Woven Beads Browbands
Looking for a totally unique gift for a horsey friend? (Or yourself–hey, we don’t judge!) Stacey Kimmel-Smith shares her latest Etsy find.
Top: Silver-lined red/green/crystal arrows Woven Beads Browband, $90
Holiday shopping for horse people has never been easier–take a look at these unique browbands from Pat Sutherland, who has sites featuring her hand-woven creations on Etsy.com and Facebook.
They may look delicate, but they’re sturdy and meant for everyday use. Pat uses jewelry quality glass beads (over 1,000 for some designs!) attached to a polypropelene web backing, using UV ray resistant outdoor thread. The browband does not stretch or absorb water, and 1 1/2″ loops at each end fit most crownpieces. Pat has been doing these browbands for 20 years and she says, “I’ve never lost so much as a bead.”
She has over 100 browbands on her site, and she does custom and charm-adorned browbands as well. Costs range from $60ish to $100. Christmas gift wrapping is free for the asking. If desired, mention it in the comments section of your order.
Snowy holiday woven browband, $100
Stained glass look rectangles, $60
Woven Beads Browbands:
- On Etsy.com at www.etsy.com/shop/wovenbeadsbr
- On Facebook at www.facebook.com/
Stacey Kimmel-Smith is one of Horse Nation’s favorite writer/riders and the author of blog Behind the Bit.
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