working in the dark, so to speak, but this is what I did last night:
It's still very rough in places, especially around the rigging cutouts. Fortunately, those will be covered with fenders!
This is less of a tutorial and more of a walk-through. I’m not going to give you a list of materials, tools, or measurements or tell you what leather to use, but I will show you how to figure those things out for yourself as I walk you through my process for making a two-eared silver show bridle. There will be lots and lots of photos and (hopefully) helpful commentary, so buckle in!
Rio Rondo now offers a really nice selection of photo-etched hardware for minis in two sizes - Bijoux (approximately 1:18; Paddock Pals, Collecta, etc) and Bitty Bijoux (approximately 1:30; Stablemate, ish). I finally placed an order - which arrived at the speed of light - and am thrilled to review it.
Safety first! The next post in the Essential Skills series deals with some common safety issues in tack making.