Custom Horsehair Jewelry

LITTLE SORREL DESIGN

Frequently asked questions

How do I order earrings, necklace or keychain?


Easy, fast ordering process with online store. Paying by check, Paypal or Venmo?

  1. Contact me via email michellesterner@gmail.com or Instagram @littlesorreldesign
  2. If ordering Leather work w/tassel, I need 2-3 good front view pictures of your horse for pre-approval sent to michellesterner@gmail.com or Instagram account @littlesorreldesign
  3. If choosing to pay by check or Venmo, please contact me to set up arrangement.
  4. Send check, along with tail, if choosing this payment method
* US orders: From the time that I receive the tail, the pieces generally take 4-6 weeks. * CDN orders: The pieces generally take 4+ weeks from the time I receive the tail. I do keep in contact with you through the entire process and send a tracking number once piece is back into mailstream.




How much hair is needed to make a keepsake?


The amount of hair required varies greatly by style.

Earrings: Earrings on average require a section of tail
1/4" wide and approximately 10"-12" in length or (2) 1/4" wide and approximately 5"-6" in length.

Necklace: Necklaces on average require a section of tail 1/4" wide and approximately 5"-6" in length. Keychain: Keychains on avergage require a section of tail 1/2" wide by 8"-10" in length Zipper Pull: Same amount as necklace




What address should I send my horsehair to?


After completing your order, please mail your horse's tail/check* to:

Attn: Michelle McNutt
c/o Little Sorrel Design
1423 Dauphin Avenue
Wyomissing, PA 19610
**CDN orders - when filling out the customs form at the Post Office, declare as "Jewelry Accesories" * if applicable




Do I need to wash the tail before sending?


Yes, I would prefer that you send CLEAN horse hair prior to sending and make certain it is DRIED thoroughly. DO NOT SEND dirty or damp horse hair as it will be full of mildew.




Will you send my horse's hair back if there is any extra left over?


Absolutely! All usable horse hair will be returned to you with your finished order unless you specify otherwise.




What if I don't own a horse?


No problem! I have extra horsehair to use for your order. Please note that my horse hair is 100% cruelty free. It is not sourced from slaughter-houses, but instead from customers who choose to allow it to remain here for orders such as this.




Care Instructions


- Store your jewelry separately so it doesn't scratch other jewelry. -Metal may tarnish. This is a natural occurrence due to exposure to sulfur or hydrogen sulfide in the air. To avoid tarnish, please store in a jewelry box or pouch. - Always last on, first off - Jewelry should only be put on after washing and applying any makeup, hair spray, gels, lotions or perfume. - It is not recommended to get your horse hair jewelry wet as this can create mildew, or even tarnish the hardware. Do not swim or bathe with keepsake - If your keepsakes does get wet, please allow them to dry in a natural manner.





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