Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Well, my husband is a silver/goldsmith, so that kind of think can be a career, and not a side job. He does buckles for show series, cuttings and rodeos, along with all kinds of horsey jewellery.
The biggest thing is to get educated in it. He went to school for 4 years, and still does continuing education, as well as teaching beginning engravers.
Maybe contact a local saddle maker, and ply him with questions? They may even let you apprentice!
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork