MY ART STORY by

Janet W. Alexander

New Albany
Indiana

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Horse-hair bracelet displayed in a brown background

Close-up of the bracelet. Photo by Dede Jones

I love horses. Years ago while trail riding, a rider showed me a bracelet she had purchased out West. It was braided from horse hair! I was inspired to learn how to make a bracelet from my horse's hair. In 2015, an Individual Artist Program Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission allowed me to further study the art of horse hair braiding from a master braider--an awesome experience. I love braiding items for owners and riders from the hair of the horses they love (living or deceased) to help them celebrate their special bond.