|"that would be Her Royal Highness Dainty Face Princess Isabel to you, peasant"|
|the browband in action|
Check out the shop or Facebook page for details - but the gist is that a standard browband ($50) or a snap-on browband ($55) (choose either black or brown) comes complete with two fully customized and interchangeable strands of beads. Additional strands are $15, and special order beads are priced on a case by case basis. (the beads pictured below are all regular-cost beads). All orders come with a customer satisfaction guarantee.
|i've had my heart set on this pattern for, um, a while actually. and now i own it!! |
PC Amelia Pitts
However I already knew that I wanted an identical piece to one she already made - the pearl beauty pictured above. That will be our uber-flashy competition browband. And I LOVE it. It's hard to explain how good it looks in person, too. Somehow the beads seem nicer and even more refined than the photos show. They have a nice weight and are sturdy - leading me to believe they'll be safe in even my own clumsy hands.
|schooling browband is more toned-down, but would also be totally appropriate for the show ring. |
PC Amelia Pitts
|please forgive the blur... my phone camera doesn't do them justice|
|PS of Sweden bridle in its original condition, with swoopy browband|
|other original PS browband (love the bling) and the detachable throatlatch|
|PS on top, Dark Jewel Designs on bottom|
|with throatlatch attached|
Anyways, as you can see from this pic, the PS of Sweden detachable throatlatch still fits over the snaps on the Dark Jewel Design browband. It took a little finagling on this side, kinda had to squeeze it through a bit. Tho I suspect it'll get easier with use and conditioning.
|right side with throatlatch|
|looking good from all angles!|
|isabel is skeptical of my close up photography haha|
But seriously tho - just look at it! It checks off every box: It fits, it's easy to use, you can't beat the convenience of the snaps, and the interchangeable bead strands mean I can update our look without even changing tack. Oh, and the value proposition is huge, given Dark Jewel Design's affordable pricing. Win win win. Thanks again Amelia for letting us test this product!