MarstonArt

(photo credits at bottom of page...)
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MarstonArt
(and now including...MarstonArt Miniatures
and OOAK dolls...keep scrolling down!!)

(2001 NAN Champion!!
Owned by Ashley Slack
Doll by Ellen Warner.)
(Costume owned by Debbi LerMond,
photo'd by her husband, Larry Backstrom.)


Hello, and welcome to MarstonArt! I specialize in creating miniature tack for model horses.
Arabian-themed costumes, Medieval costumes, Other Historical costumes, etc...
(I also do a bit of other miscellaneous artwork as my time allows...)

Huh? Model horses, you say?? That's right! Since I still have not been able to figure out how to reasonably stable a real horse in my apartment...I have to make do with the smaller versions.

For a brief into to the wonderful world of model horse collecting... click here.

If you are looking for the perfect addition to your favorite Arabian model...you have reached the right place! I specialize in one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, to-scale, miniature Arabian costumes, LSQ. (Live Show Quality)

Details, details, details! I do everything possible to create a costume that is exactly like the "grown-up" version...only smaller. Most of the hardware is from Rio Rondo, and actually works. (SM scale costumes may have a few exceptions...I can get small...but there is a limit!! ) Arabian style stirrups are handcrafted from metal and epoxy, or modified from cast stirrups from Rio. The bits that I use vary. Some of them are Rio, some are modified for a more authentic look. Tassels are hand-wrapped with wire. All of the materials are sewn together, not merely glued. Saddlepads, drapes, and the saddles themselves have a lining, or backing, so that it looks good from all angles, even underneath. I also use lots of beads, decorative metal pieces, embroidery, ribbons, braids, metallic trims, and special fabrics to get just the right look for each costume.

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pix of my latest costume!

SALES PAGE/ ORDERING INFO

CURRENTLY ON EBAY

I would love to hear from you...!

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(Costume owned/Photo'd
by Melissa Pearce.)
GALLERIES

TRADITIONAL ARAB COSTUME GALLERY

SM ARAB COSTUME GALLERY

PORTUGUESE TACK

POLISH HUSSAR COSTUME

MISC. COSTUME GALLERY

ARABIAN HALTER GALLERY
Includes "How To" sections!

WESTERN SHOW HALTERS

NEW!!!! RIDER DOLLS

OTHER PAGES

MAMLUK REFERENCE PIX

"PROPHECY" RESIN INFO
(SM Scale Cantering Arabian Mare)

ABOUT ME

LIGHTENING STRIKES (Literally!!)

(Costume owned/Photo'd by Ashley Slack.
Doll by Ellen Warner.)

LINKS

...to other interesting sites...
(still somewhat disorganized, and far from complete, but it is a start, at least!)

MarstonArt Miniatures
(Lots of little treasures for dollhouses, miniature scenes, and miniature collections!)
Please have patience...mini pages are still under construction!

(Miniature "Impressionistic Iris" teapot)
TEDDY BEARS WAITING FOR ADOPTION---(NEW!!)
MINIATURES FOR SALE---(NEW!!!!)
(Miniature "Folk Art Rooster" teapot

OOAK Dolls
(One-Of-A-Kind)

"Firedancer"
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shots of each doll.

"Teal Masquerade"


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Photo Credits..........


Photo #1: Turkomene style bridle, owned by Kathy Weir
Photo #2: Costume owned/Photo'd by Daralyn Wallace, Doll by Ellen Warner
Photo #3: Costume owned by Kathy Weir
Photo #4: Costumes and Photo'd by Angela Giddings
Photo #5: Handler doll owned by Michelle Akers
Photo #6: SM Arab halter owned by Diane Lutz