Enter Hamer & Clay.
Based in Alberta, BC the owner and operator, Kelsey started up her business in 2011. Her studio offers custom and personalized horse [her specialty!] and pet ornaments. The ornaments range from $15-25 and are made from polymer clay. Kelsey is a one-woman-show; molding and shaping each and every detail, matching specific markings, expressions, etc. Adding to the "custom" options, customers can choose a wide variety of small adornments to add (bows, wreaths, etc). Kelsey is a self-admitted tack-aholic and is meticulous in her details - just take a peek at these super awesome customs!
|A three day eventer with a dash of sparkles!|
|A Reiner coming to a sliding stop - complete with dust flying!|
|Dressage customs - look at that detail!|
I ended up ordering seven ornaments - Kelsey was easy to deal with and was polite to my indecisiveness as I hemmed and hawed over what embellishments I wanted added. As a side note, she does get a lot of orders and I would highly recommend ordering sooner rather than later - Kelsey does her best to ensure customer satisfaction and to ensure the orders arrive prior to Christmas, but we are all human and it would immensely help her out.
|One of Tally for her owner.|
I sent her a multitude of photos of each subject, as well as a brief description of things I wanted added and shipping was timely - they arrived within 2-3 days. All of the ornaments came packaged in bubble wrap and some cute tissue paper, all in a beautiful little box with blue bows tied on the top - I didn't even have to wrap them with Christmas paper! Winning! I found that the pictures on the website certainly do not do these ornaments justice - they are simply beautiful and have massive amounts of detail.
I have just posted a few of the ornaments I bought, but I encourage you to check our her Facebook page - she's done a few Moose, Cows, etc and is expanding her horizons!