There isn’t another horse tassel necklace like the Whinny. It’s a gorgeous earthy non-bauble bauble with double layers of thick tassel for a unique statement and a tribal-inspired weave. It hangs from thoughtfully designed loop and beads.
Designer Janet Mavec makes sure each one of her pieces fit properly. She rejected many chains before deciding on hand-woven one from a premier craftsman in Brooklyn. Also, the three loops that connect the tassel to the chain were carefully selected and then fitted before a final decision was made. You need to be utterly comfortable and confident in your jewelry.
Wear it with a maxi dress, or a pair of jeans and an informal top with a blazer. It’s way too adventurous a necklace to wear with a formal cocktail dress, but we dare you to try it.
The official animal of New Jersey (the state where designer Janet Mavec makes Orchard jewelry) is the horse.
New Jersey contained over 4,500 horse farms housing almost 40,000 horses.
You can visit the National Museum of the Morgan Horse in Middlebury, Vermont.
The top states for horses are Texas (395,818 equines on 64,114 farms), followed by Oklahoma, California, Kentucky, and Florida. However, the horsiest state in terms of number of horses per square mile of land is Maryland, followed by New Jersey and Connecticut.
The Quarter Horse is the most popular breed.
Horsehair is used to make brushes, violins, paintbrushes, fishing lines, and wigs. Notably, it was used to stuff upholstery and it was also turned into fabric by notable furniture makers, such as Chippendale, Hepplewhite, and Lutyens.
The famed 158-acre Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park contains works by Anish Kapoor, Andy Goldsworthy, Jaume Plensa, and Nina Akamu who was commissioned to finish a horse that Leonardo da Vinci had started five centuries earlier. The sculptor used da Vinci’s sketches to create a 24-foot horse, which had originally been commissioned by the Duke of Milan.