I'm holding an Anniversary Tack Giveaway for this year's BreyerFest! My intent is to give away 2 Akhal Teke model neckpieces. The point is to spread awareness of my blog: Enter this Giveaway by commenting on ANY post. My reason to hold a Giveaway is that this June marks the Timaru Star II's 42nd year making model horse tack... !!! That's a lotta years...
And my excuse is I'm lining up my next tack customer. The winner of the 2 neckpieces shall have the option to order the matching bridle and breastcollar. Read all about it!!
Come and enjoy BreyerFest from Room 610 with me!! This Giveaway is what I'd do if we were all there in person.
The winner shall be chosen by random draw on July 9, Wednesday at 8pm Eastern Time. Two free Akhal Teke neck pieces is the prize, in any stone color you want and for any Trad model you desire. I am limited to stones I have on hand: emeralds, sapphires, rubies, citrines (golden yellow), cubic zirconias (diamond color) and aquamarines (light purplish-blue). Unless, of course, you want glass jewels (cabs and facets), many colors of which are also in stock... :) The style would be as shown, with an option of silver or gold plates. The rest of this post shows various colors of stones on two horses (oh, the power of PhotoShop!).
|PhotoShopped to blue stones.|
Anyone can enter this Giveaway by making a comment on any post on my blog, Timaru Star II.
You can enter more than once: In fact, you could enter 193 times!! That's how many posts there are. Limit yourself to one comment per post, por favor.
|Taken in the AllTech Arena, KHP, 2019.|
I know blogging might be considered old fashioned, but it's a place I'm very comfortable with. I love the room to spread out. The new blogspot format, while different, is aimed at smartphone users, and that's the future, like it or not! I'll get a phone eventually...
Long ago I thought I might be writing a book on this beloved hobby; nowadays, I realize I already am. You might be surprised at the breadth and variety here! I have covered subjects as diverse as making necklaces, canoeing, etching, engraving, blanket making (and collecting!) and braiding. Although the main emphasis is on model tack, there are some considerably more personal posts. Hobbywise there's a whole series here about painting horses (19 posts on NaMoPaiMo--!!), making saddles (12 posts on the first Goehring saddle), making a bosal Hackamore (Fancy's Hackamore in 2015, 4 posts) and on restoring tack (just finished 4 posts on that). There is history (How the Timaru Star II got its name), family trips (Capulin and the Flint Hills for two), philosophy and more; there are animals (buffalo, a camel!); there are shows (NAN and Intersport), people (Jim West), puzzles (twice) and other tack artists (Peery, Gillespie, Abounader and Nelson for starters). There is a little natural history (Shield Rock) and there is a pair of miniature snowshoes. There is even a satellite loop of the 2017 eclipse. If you don't find something interesting, I hope you're not dead.
|PhotoShopped to blue stones.|
The appearance of Altynai is inspiring to me. I do identify with the long lean racing ones.
The winner of the Giveaway shall have the option to order a matching snaffle bridle and breastcollar with drops in the style as shown. The price of the bridle & breastcollar shall be $325.00 plus postage. No time deadline can be set as to when this order would be finished, although I hope very much to be done by fall! The order does not have to be paid for right away. The winner shall have up to two months to pay for this order, if they need it (until September 9, 2020).
I can only accept one order for this sort of tack at a time. Therefore, unless the winner of the Giveaway does not want the bridle & BC, no other tack orders can be accepted.
If they don't want it, an order will be drawn from other entrants.
Any future pieces produced will be offered at auction.
|PhotoShopped to purple and silver.|
Recap: Enter the TSII Anniversary Tack Giveaway by making a comment on ANY of our blog posts, one comment per post per person, until July 9. A winner will be pulled by random draw. Their neckpieces will be made to the model and in the color of their choice,... when I have the time...! ... That could take until fall (but hopefully will be a lot sooner!). The winner will have the option to order a matching bridle & BC for $325.00, payable anytime up to September 9.
Thanks for reading! Good luck!