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post #1 of 3 Old 02-23-2011, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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It looked a lot easier-browbands

I thought hey why not, pass some time making some ribbon browbands.
Maybe if I get good enough I could sell them, well they are really hard to make.
I can't even get past the 3rd step, they seem to twist it up and it's just impossible grrrr.

I also think I got to wide of ribbon I got 15mm and the instructions said around 7mm damm.

Does anyone have any other sites I could use to try and make browbands??
The one I have been using isn't helping at all
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-23-2011, 03:56 PM
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Horsewyse magazine is helpful for making them. Not the best but they do help. Good luck!

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post #3 of 3 Old 02-23-2011, 04:06 PM
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I used to make them and sell them when I was showing in Oz, they are surprisingly easy once you get going, it is just starting them off that is hard. Here are some that I made, is that what you were thinking of?

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Here are some tips if you want to sell them, I used to sell mine on consignment in tack stores, they retailed for around $120, store got 20% and I got the rest:

-Get the leather browband custom made so you can make them wider. Makes it heaps easier when it comes time to wrapping the ribbon properly.

-Get the browband loops made a little bigger so that when you attach the rosettes, you can lope them all the way through and still fit the headpiece/noseband through the loops.

-Believe it or not, tri-coloured browbands are easier to make than just the dual triangular ones (you know what I am talking about?) as it is easier to get everything symmetrical.

-If the ribbon is too wide for the width of the browband, it will be impossible to make it work, trial and error and you will get a feel for it!

The way I learnt is by taking apart an old show browband and seeing which way the ribbon is threaded through. It is basically just like plaiting three pieces of ribbon but with a big piece of leather in the middle.

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