Performance Horse Photography

Fine Art Photography of Equine Events, Wildlife and Wild Horses

Custom Bead & Leather Work

Back in 1990, thanks to my dad's sarcastic sense of humor, I excepted his challenge and started my own custom bead and leather work company - A&L Custom Beadwork.  For several years we had booths at the NFR, in Reno at the Reined Cowhorse Futurity and in Oklahoma at the Reining Horse Futurity.  I stayed booked year round with beaded belts, headstalls, dog collars and more.  My work has found homes in Germany, Brazil, Canada, Australia as well as the United States.

I'm excited to be offering bead and leatherwork again and have some special items I'm putting together.  I have over 500 different colors of beads, including 22kt gold, white gold and silver.  I have too many different patters to count and I can do both the flat loom beading as well as peyote.  

Limited number of custom orders will be available.  I'd love to take on more but with the photography and another "day" job I"m finding myself spread pretty thin.  I will be making some camera straps and wild rag scarf slides to keep, available for purchase.  If interested, please send me an email.

Patterns can include reiners, cutters, team ropers, pleasure horses and more.  Brands and names can also be included.  Belts start at $200.  All orders require a 50% deposit when ordering and balance due when completed.  

Please email for more information and to place orders.  Below are just a small selection of what can be done and past orders.


Wild Rag Scarf Slides

  • Small Beaded Scarf Slides $45
  • Medium Beaded Scarf Slide $55
  • Can match the bead colors to your scarf!
  • Need a Wild Rag?!  Let me know, I have several amazing contacts

Beaded Camera Straps

  • Beaded Camera Straps custom designed 
  • Includes beadwork and leather carving or tooling
  • Over 500 different colors and patterns