On April 19, 2011, I made a bracelet from some strands of Destiny’s mane. I was very proud of myself — ever since reading the Phantom Stallion book series by Terri Farley when I was much younger, I had wanted to make a horsehair bracelet of my own. I wore it every day for a long time. At some point, I took it off because I was worried it would get broken or destroyed somehow. I kept it in a little box so I wouldn’t lose it.
A few weeks ago, I was trying to find it but couldn’t. I couldn’t remember where I had left it. But yesterday I was reading my old journal, and I found the place where I was talking about making it. I am wearing it now, and plan to keep it for the rest of my life, I had written. So I started looking again, and I finally found it right where I left it. I had used the box to prop up some books on the uppermost shelf of my bookcase.
I guess if you want to find something bad enough, you will. Has anyone else wanted to make a horsehair bracelet after reading these books? I wish I could have braided this one or at least made it better somehow but I was still happy with it. :) I used just four strands of hair, tied knots in it at a few points to keep them more or less together, then made a loop at one end so I could tie it into a circle. Maybe someday I’ll braid one and use more hair, but until I figure out how to do that, this one suits me just fine!