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Dec. 18, 2010, 10:44 AM
Who makes custom browbands for Dressage??
Especially looking for a browband with a fleur de lis bead or charm on it!
Dec. 18, 2010, 11:37 AM
people on horses -
Dec. 18, 2010, 12:33 PM
Make your own. It's simple and you can buy the charms yourself and put it together. Here's a great browband blank that you just stitch the beads on: http://www.jerrysharnessshop.com/beadbands.html
Dec. 18, 2010, 01:32 PM
I do :)
or, for more pics (it's set as public, so no FB account required):
Dec. 18, 2010, 02:23 PM
simple change browbands is the best! they can make anything you want. simplechangebrowbands.com
Dec. 18, 2010, 04:14 PM
I recommend Katherine at Browbands with Bling
Katherine is great to work with and comes up with fantastic designs. Look on the stones page--there are multiple fleur de lis style stones
Dec. 18, 2010, 05:36 PM
Love their work and I am sure they can make any combination you want!
We have their browbands on all our bridles.............
Dec. 19, 2010, 11:18 PM
I do custom work - feel free to enquire. Can usually work with customer supplied material should you have a jewelry piece you would like to incorporate.
Dec. 20, 2010, 10:33 AM
I second Browbands With Bling - go take a look! Can do matching spur straps, belts, dog collars - probably anything that's leather!
Dec. 20, 2010, 11:43 AM
With Simple Change browbands, you can change the insert as often as you want. The string of beads/crystals clips in and out of the broband. I have about 6 strings that I rotate depending on mood, and the dog collar matches the horse's browband too. :)
Dec. 20, 2010, 12:26 PM
I think she also will custom make browbands as well...
Dec. 20, 2010, 12:33 PM
Just a few things to note when you're looking at browbands... prices are all over the map, and in my experience, you get what you pay for! I've seen quite a few of the cheaper ones that fall apart.
Check to see how they're assembled, leather quality, etc. Are they stitched through the back (exposing the seams to wear), or are they inset and glued as well as stitched?
Are the stones/crystals as advertised? I've seen a few that were listed as "swarovski" that were mostly just glass with a few actual crystals.
Also, are they fully custom, or are you choosing from a selection of designs?
Just things to think about!
Dec. 20, 2010, 02:04 PM
I third Browbands With Bling. I got one from her last spring and have gotten compliments on it everywhere I go. It is gorgeous! I also got a matching stock pin. :)