This gorgeous keepsake is made in collaboration with Faye & Barry from Horseshoe Hearts & Gifts. They have the greatest expertise and experience in producing fantastic works of art and keepsakes from your very own horses shoes. I am delighted to be working closely with them to make this special piece.
THE HORSESHOE DETAILS
These lovely horseshoe hearts are skillfully forged from one whole horseshoe. They can be made using your own shoe or one from stock. Each shoe is carefully cleaned by hand and the clips and nails removed. Every now and then a nail head may be very reluctant to leave a shoe and so it remains part of the heart. They are then forged over an anvil. The process doesn't end there, the hearts are rasped and buffed to remove any sharp edges and if required personalisation is hand stamped.
The original Horseshoe Heart is skillfully hand forged from one whole used horseshoe. It is crafted with care to retain wear marks and character of it’s old form combined with simple, clean lines of the new. Hand stamped personalisation is available on the arches of the heart, for names, dates or phrase to make your heart extra special and unique to you.
Bar shoes can be used to make Horseshoe Hearts, however they will look slightly different to Hearts made from standard shoes. No part of the shoe is cut or removed so using bar shoes will give a slightly different shape and it will retain a likeness of its original shape.
You can choose to have the shoe left plain, or if you prefer it can be hand stamped to personalise it (space allowing). Input the wording in the personalisation box.
You can also choose, if you wish, to have either rustic jute plait or white ribbon to enable you to hang your shoe.
If you would like your own shoe to be used, select this from the drop down menu.
If you do not have your own shoe and would like a stock shoe to be used, please choose again from the drop down menu.
THE HORSEHAIR DETAILS
For the horsehair braid the hair needs to be minimum length 40cm and a good pencil thickness quantity.
Your finished piece will be sent back to you by Special Delivery. This is because of the tracking that you receive with this service. I want your horsehair and horseshoe to stay as safe as possible and although the risk cannot be eliminated entirely, special delivery I feel is the safest way.
Due to the bespoke nature of these shoes and both Tail End Jewellery & Horseshoe Hearts working together, please note that the leadtime is currently 3 weeks from receipt of horsehair and horseshoe. The early delivery option is not available on this item.