I braided a 1.5″, thin, hard 8-ply braid from my chestnut Highlander’s mane hair and the white tail hair of a very special deceased horse. After attaching the delicate end caps, I sent the braids to Delanor Manson http://koibydelanor.com/ for addition of posts and charms. While she was working, I began thinking about Geronimo, the first of my three dream horses. I had bought him in my 20s soon after graduating college. How could I incorporate him into the earrings? I had none of his hair. He’d been a white and red Appaloosa so I could pretend some of his hair was in the braids. But, he needed some representation of his own. It finally came to me: he had blue eyes unlike the others’ brown eyes so how about asking Delanor to add a small, blue bead to each earring?