A couple of days ago I received this note in an envelope with a check, final payment for a custom order.
What a nice reward! I'm glad that he likes it.
I also think that the color combination is gorgeous. He wrote "I want something colorful (long winters up here in North Dakota). And I'm wondering if you can weave a tassel on both ends to give it a Metis flair?" So, I looked at some photos of Metis sashes and was inspired by their use of bright primary colors.
This is a closeup of the sash which was 3" wide and 108" long.
This is the musket strap. 1 1/2" wide and 40" long.
The following 2 photos were sent to me by another customer who I've done several pieces for.
I've come to refer to him as Tim of Alaska. I really enjoy seeing how these things are used.
Tim wanted his colors to be such as would blend into a wooded setting.
The colors in the strap are just perfect for this powder horn.
This is a nice looking outfit all put together.
This sash was even longer at 132"!
Here is a closup. Another good color combination.