Braided Horsehair

A little note for braided horsehair items: These items are made from the tail hair of the horse. The artist (that would be me, Jacquee' Gillespie) hand makes each one after carefully washing and then counting out each hair. To see how this process happens, please see the Braided Horsehair Bracelet, Step by Step page. There are two pages and the link to the second page is at the bottom of the first. This should help you to understand the lengthy process that is behind this nearly lost traditional art of horsehair braiding. All horsehair items are available as both stock (from my supply of horsehair) and custom made from your own horse's hair. There is no extra charge for custom work. For information on how to gather the tail hair for custom horsehair braiding, and if you have any questions about braided horsehair jewelry, please see the Horsehair FAQs page, or the Order Form page. IMPORTANT - Each item is hand made one at a time. This is true of both the stock braided horsehair jewelry and the custom braided horsehair jewelry. Please allow at least 2 - 4 weeks for delivery. If you need an item for a special occasion please contact me and if I can I will accomodate you. But the best idea is to plan ahead!
Three of the 8-strand braided horsehair bracelets, one black, one sorrel and one white.

8-strand Braided Horsehair Bracelet

$100.00

The classic design. The braid is an 8-strand round braid. These horsehair bracelets are adjustable and fit most people.They are available in either stock colors of black, sorrel or white or can be custom made. For a custom horsehair bracelet made from your own horse's hair, you will need 1 lock about as big around as a pencil and at least 18" long. For more information see the Horsehair FAQs page and the Order Form page. When you have decided what you want, print out the Order page and send it to me with your hair.

Black with black knots $100.00

Sorrel with Sorrel knots $100.00

White with White knots, $100.00

Custom Made from My Own Horse's Hair $100.00

A close up of the braid of the 25-strand braided horsehair bracelet.

25-strand Double Flat Braid Horsehair Bracelet

$200.00

This beautiful, rich braid has a wonderful look. This braid was very popular in the Argentine and is rarely seen in this country. This is available in stock colors of black, sorrel or white, or can be made custom from your own horse's hair. For a custom horsehair bracelet made from your own horse's hair, you will need 2 locks about as big around as a pencil and at least 20" long. For more information see the Horsehair FAQs page and the Order Form page. When you have decided what you want, print out the Order page and send it to me with your hair.

25-strand, black with black knots $200.00

25-strand, sorrel with sorrel knots $200.00

25-strand, white with white knots $200.00

Custom Made from My Own Horse's Hair $200.00

A braided horsehair necklace, with braided horsehair knots, in black hair with sterling silver clasp.

Braided Horsehair Necklace

$125.00

A treasured necklace from a treasured friend, for a treasured pendant. The braid is an 8-strand round braid. It's available in stock colors of black, sorrel and white or you can have it custom made from your own horse's hair. For a custom horsehair necklace you will need a lock of hair about as big around as a pencil and at least 23" long. For more information see the Horsehair FAQs page and the Order page. When you have decided what you want, print out the Order page and send it to me with your hair.

Braided horsehair black necklace, $125.00

Braided horsehair sorrel necklace, $125.00

Braided horsehair white necklace, $125.00

Custom horsehair necklace, $125.00

4 pairs of horsehair earrings: from the left, black, white, sorrel and custom.

Horsehair Earrings

$35.00 per pair

This is a wonderful use of a bit of mane hair, since mane hair is too hard to braid. These are lightweight and fun. The cones and earwires are sterling silver and they are topped off with a genuine gemstone bead. They are available in stock colors of black, sorrel or white and can also be made custom from your own horse's hair. For more information on custom work please see the FAQs page or the Order page. When you have decided what you want, print out the Order page and send it to me with your hair.

Horsehair Earrings black, $35.00

Horsehair Earrings sorrel, $35.00

Horsehair Earrings Custom, $35.00

Horsehair Earrings white, $35.00

Braided horsehair bracelets of many different colors of hair, with sterling silver endcaps but no center bead.

Santa Fe Braided Horsehair Bracelet

$80.00

This bracelet is very simple and very elegant. Sterling silver with a braided 8 strand round braid of horsehair. To see the difference between this bracelet and the next one, scroll down to "What's the Difference?". For a custom braided horsehair bracelet made from your own horse's hair, you will need a lock about as big around as a pencil and at least 9" long. For more information please see the Horsehair FAQs page and the Order Form page. When you have decided what you want, print out the Order page and send it to me with your hair.

Santa Fe bracelet black, $80.00

Santa Fe bracelet sorrel, $80.00

Santa Fe bracelet Custom, $80.00

Santa Fe bracelet white, $80.00

The Rio Pecos braided horsehair bracelet is more slender than the Santa Fe Simple and has a lovely floral bead in the center of the braid. It is available in stock colors of black, sorrel or white, or have it custom made from your own horse's hair.

Rio Pecos Braided Horsehair Bracelet

$75.00

The Rio Pecos is similar to the Rio Grande, except instead of three rows of braiding it has only one. There is still the same central sterling silver bead with a flowing floral design. To see the difference between this bracelet and the one above, scroll down to "What's the Difference?". The Rio Pecos is available in stock colors of black, sorrel or white, or have it custom made from your own horse's hair. For a custom braided horsehair bracelet made from your own horse's hair, you will need a lock about as big around as a pencil and at least 9" long. For more information please see the Horsehair FAQs page and the Order Form page. When you have decided what you want, print out the Order page and send it to me with your hair.

Rio Pecos bracelet black, $75.00

Rio Pecos bracelet sorrel, $75.00

Rio Pecos bracelet Custom, $75.00

Rio Pecos bracelet white, $75.00

What's the Difference?

What's the difference between the Santa Fe and the Rio Pecos? Take a look at the photo below to see the difference between the Santa Fe and the Rio Pecos. The Santa Fe is on the right, and it is about 3/16" in diameter. The Rio Pecos is on the left, and it is about 1/8" in diameter. You can see it gives a different look to the bracelet, even though the braid is the same 8-strand round braid I normally use. Which is the "best"? You decide! There is no "better" or "best" - it's all a matter of personal taste.
The Friends Forever braided horsehair necklace looks like the bracelet, with an image in sterling silver of a woman and her horse communing with each other.

A close up of the Friends Forever braided horsehair necklace.

"Friends Forever" Necklace

$195.00

Friends Forever celebrates that special relationship that horse lovers have with their horses - even if that horse is no longer here, the love stays. If you look closely you'll see a channel at the top of the necklace, where a few precious hairs from your friend can be inset. This is a great use of those very few hairs you might have been saving all these years. The braided horsehair sides, which can be made from stock hair or custom made from your own hair, complement the sterling perfectly. You need very little hair for this - a piece about as big around as your finger, and only 12" long, will do it. If you no longer have hair from that special friend I can make it from my stock of hair, matching your horse as closely as possible. For more information on custom work, see the Horsehair FAQs page and the Order page. When you have decided what you want, print out the Order page and send it to me with your hair.

Friends Forever necklace black, $195.00

Friends Forever necklace sorrel, $195.00

Friends Forever necklace Custom, $195.00

Friends Forever necklace white, $195.00

The sterling silver center of this bracelet shows a woman and a horse leaning together, with their hair twining in the wind.

A close up, showing the channels which hold the hair, and the artwork of the woman and her horse.

"Friends Forever" Bracelet

$195.00

Friends Forever celebrates that special relationship that horse lovers have with their horses - even if that horse is no longer here, the love stays. If you look closely you'll see a channel at the top and bottom of the bracelet, where a few precious hairs from your friend can be inset. This is a great use of those very few hairs you might have been saving all these years. The braided horsehair sides, which can be made from stock hair or custom made from your own hair, complement the sterling perfectly. The bracelet is adjustable, but I need a wrist measurement to be sure and make it the correct length for you. You need very little hair for this - a piece about as big around as your finger, and only 10" long, will do it. If you no longer have hair from that special friend I can make it from my stock of hair, matching your horse as closely as possible. For more information on custom work, see the Horsehair FAQs page and the Order page. When you have decided what you want, print out the Order page and send it to me with your hair.

Friends Forever bracelet black, $195.00

Friends Forever bracelet sorrel, $195.00

Friends Forever bracelet Custom, $195.00

Friends Forever bracelet white, $195.00

Key chain hair tassels, with sterling silver cone on top and one inch split key ring.

Horsehair Tassel

$45.00

This is such a versatile item, I am not sure what to call it! A key chain? A shoo fly? A zipper pull? Something to hang on your truck mirror? Let your imagination run wild. I have even had people use this to enhance a photograph of their friend. They are available in stock colors of black, sorrel or white and can also be made custom from your own horse's hair. What color hair does your horse have? For more information on custom work please see the FAQs page or the Order . When you have decided what you want, print out the Order page and send it to me with your hair.

Horsehair Tassel black, $45.00

Horsehair Tassel sorrel, $45.00

Horsehair Tassel Custom, $45.00

Horsehair Tassel white, $45.00

A braided horsehair bracelet with three strands, sterling silver encaps and a central sterling bead on each of the three strands.

Rio Grande Braided Horsehair Bracelet

$165.00

Like the river for which it's named, this bracelet is graceful and elegant! Three strands to adorn you and remind you of your horse, with a central bead that has a flowing floral design. This is available in stock colors of black, sorrel or white, or have it custom made from your own horse's hair. For a custom horsehair bracelet made from your own horse's hair, you will need a locks about as big around as a pencil and at least 12" long. For more information see the Facts

Rio Grande bracelet black, $165.00

Rio Grande bracelet sorrel, $165.00

Rio Grande bracelet Custom, $165.00

Rio Grande bracelet white, $165.00