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June 12, 2017
As noted on the main "Bijoux" page, we did not manage to get photos of most of these items last year. However, that has been rectified! These little decorative strips are intended to be cut to the length you need and affixed to whatever tack item you wish... halters, bridles, saddles, costumes, accents... you name it. They likely will be useful for most scales in some form.
As it so happens, one of our esteemed customers inadvertently used the term "rail" when referring to these "strips" and I liked it, and decided that's what we'll call these items.
We also had worked on "racks"... strings of conchos that could be used in various numbers in a similar way, but are larger. So now we have both racks and rails....
We used a fixture to hold each rail up to the models, to give an indication of the size, as well as how each might look in practice. We won't be producing all of the items that we tested, initially, but these will give an idea of what you can expect in the near future.
Rail #1 — series of dots
These dots actually came out more like ovals, but they still bling.
Rail #2 — Beaded Pattern Section
Simulated arrangement of a "beaded" look, to test the outcome of various designs.
Rail #3 — Decorated Diamonds
The lighting makes this one look as if it is "twisted". Sometimes, you just never know how things are going to come out!
Rail #4 — Flat with "diamond-cut" type pattern
Nice and blingy!
Rail #5 — Series of round deco "beads"
This design can be easily curved to fit one-ears, or around saddle skirts. It's rather fragile in this incarnation, but it can be "beefed up" a little bit, to have more integrity.
Rail #6 — Twisted Rope
A simple "twisted rope" design.
Rail #7 — Larger, separated series of dots
The dots actually came out as ovals... oh well.
Rail #8 — Series of Diamonds
Plain diamond sequence with no added deco.
Rail #9 — Simulated Beaded Section
A test of simulated "beads" in patterned sequence to test design elements.
Rail #10 — Flat with internal design
Simple repeating design
Some of these designs are about 1/32" wide, and some a little thinner than that (a couple millimeters). We probably should try to get a few shots to show what these look like in comparison to Trad scale as well, but that will have to wait for another day.
Let us know what you think!