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Myself and my family are currently fit and well and I will continue to work unless circumstances change.
I do have a reasonable stock of materials and my suppliers are currently working so I don’t anticipate any problems at the moment.
I am following the government guidelines on hand washing and social distancing.
For yours and my safety please do not hand deliver items, unless by prior arrangement.
I am only posting once a week.
When hair etc. arrives, and I have checked which order / enquiry it is for, it is set aside for at least 72 hours before I proceed with the order .
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to have a piece made?
It normally takes 2 - 5 weeks from the time that I receive the hair to completion, but it is longer at busy periods such as Christmas.
How much hair do I need?
The hair which I will use needs to be the same length, to avoid stray ends which would make a piece uncomfortable to wear, so if you can get rid of the shorter ones that would be a big help and also ensures that you have enough hairs for the braid.
Can you make a piece from the hair from my horse or pet?
Most of my pieces are worked using hair from my customer's horse or pet, although I can often get hair to make a piece if you don't have your own.
Can I have ashes in piece of jewellery?
The answer is definately yes. Most of the resin pieces can be worked to include ashes - a number of the pictures of samples include ashes.
Can any hair be used in resin jewellery?
Almost any hair works well in resin jewellery. The exception is white hair. Most hair that is white normally contains no pigment and therefore when it is added to resin it turns translucent.
Where do I send the hair etc?
Send the hair to
How do I measure for a bracelet?
A. Measure a bracelet that you know fits.
B. Use a flexible tape measure, or something similar, and measure where you would normally wear a bracelet.
Decide what sort of fit you prefer add on the following to adjust the measurement:
- Snug – add 0.25 to 0.5 inches / 0.6 to 1.3 cm
- Normal – add 0.75 to 1 inch / 1.9 to 2.5 cm
- Loose – add 1.25 inch / 3.2 cm
How do I cut and prepare the hair for a braid?
if you cut it from the back of the dock and in small sections it is less noticeable
wash the hair in ordinary shampoo or even washing up liquid but definitely no conditioner please (I will wash the hair if you want me to but it does cost extra (see the order form for details)
make sure that the hair is completely dry before packaging and sent it to me.
I'd like a bracelet but don't have enough hair. Can you do anything?
It may be possible to do a short braid and then make the rest of the bracelet with Sterling Silver chain.
Is everything handmade?
I make all of the braids myself and I prepare and set the resin myself.
Can I have a picture in a resin piece?
Yes, but do check that it will be clear enough in the piece that you are having made. I print the pictures on acetate and add them during the layering of the resin which means that white areas in the picture will be clear on the acetate.
Caring for your pieces......
Terms & Conditions:
Hold Your Horse cannot be held responsible for items lost or damaged in the post - Items will be sent to you using the postal service which you select during check out.
A minimum of 50% of the cost of an order is payable when the order is placed, with the remainder due on completion.
Any hair remaining when a piece is finished will be returned if requested on the original order.
Returns & Refunds:
As the pieces are all made to order refunds will only be made if the item is faulty
If an item is faulty please contact me before returning.
Refunds will only be given if the fault cannot be rectified.
By credit or debit card or PayPal account:
Payment can be made through the website using any credit or debit card or PayPal account. You do not have to have a PayPal account – just follow the non-account instructions
I am happy to accept cheques made payable to ‘L D Farrington’ – note that the time taken for the cheque to clear will add time before I commence work on your order.
By BACS - bank transfer
Just contact me for details
Postage & Packing:
Completed pieces will be sent by Royal Mail according to the selection which you make during check out.
Postage & Packing cost is not included in the prices quoted on the website as the cost of postage is determined by the value of the whole package.
The time from receiving your order to completion and posting is normally 2 to 4 weeks. At busier times, such as Christmas, this can be 4 to 6 weeks. If you need your order for a specific date please do let me know when you place your order or get in touch.
If you need your order in less than 2 to 4 weeks do get in touch as it may be possible, depending on how busy I am.