HANDMADE LEATHER BROWBANDS accented with gemstones and beads are the centerpiece of Kim Phillips’ business, Enter At A. She also offers jeweled stock-tie pins and leather memory bracelets that riders can have made to honor a favorite horse. “I was looking for a browband years ago for a horse I used to ride,” explains Phillips of the reason for starting her business. “I never bought one because I
thought the prices were too
high. Six years ago I started
playing around with making a
couple for myself. Friends were
impressed and asked me to make
some for them too.”
Enter At A has been in business
since 2009, focusing primarily
on custom orders. Depending on
the item, the design process can
take a day or a month. Phillips
strives to create unique pieces
that complement the horses she’s
crafting them for.
“When I design a browband, I
take the horse I am making it for
into consideration,” says Phillips.
“Sometimes I need to use their
eventing colors, but other times
I have free rein. I see what colors
look good on them, and if the horse
is competing, or if it’s for fun. I
can design something subtle or
something all-out blingy.”
Phillips has received a wealth of
positive feedback from customers
and has found word of mouth to be
the best marketer for her.
“Referrals are amazing and
make me feel fantastic, whether in
person or through social media,”
Another upside to being a
business owner is being the boss.
Bling it On
Kim Phillips creates elegant jewelry for both horse and rider.
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Bracelets can be accented with
horsehair or beads to match
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