Here's part two, this will hopefully cover the buckle and crownpeice, the throathlatch, the bottom of the noseband, and the connector strap.
One other thing that just occurred to me that I should post, the names of different parts of the halter. So here it is:
First we'll work on the buckle. Start by gluing a piece of grosgrain to the left cheekpeice jump ring.
Then fold the grosgrain over and cut it slightly longer than the glued part.
Then slide the buckle onto the grosgrain and glue it in place.
Then to do the crownpeice, glue the grosgrain the the right side cheekpeice jump ring, then cut the grosgrain long enough to be able to buckle. If you'd like to dress the crownpeice up a little, cut the end into a V, then seal it with glue.
Your halter should now look like this:
Next will be the throatlatch. Glue some grosgrain to the halter plates, then measure to the other side and glue it. Be sure to keep the noseband loose, there should be a bit of slack.
Then do the throatlatch. Glue the grosgrain to one of the cheekpeice jump rings.
Measure to the other jump ring, and glue it in place.
Next is the connector strap, which is the last part of the halter. Take two jump rings and connect them together.
Open one of the jump rings andplace it on the noseband, then close it.
Measure roughly to the noseband and cut. The measurement doesn't have to be exact, just long enough to be able to work with.
Glue the grosgrain through the jumpring on the noseband, be sure to make the connector strap about the same length as the cheekpeices, the grosgrain tends to go wonky otherwise. Then you're done with the halter!
If you'd like, you can stitch the ends of the halter closed to make it more durable, but the glue is fine on it's own.
Part three coming soon!
I've been in the model horse hobby actively for about four years. My main interests are customizing, tackmaking, and showing, although I do like to venture into the different aspects of the hobby also. Aside from model horses I ride real horses, and also dabble in leather crafting. Hope you enjoy my blog!
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