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14 Western & English Today FALL 2014 When Elegance Counts From a master jeweler in Michigan known for her exquisite gift in designing fine jewelry comes a line of frames for the most discerning tastes. Designs by Loriece creates freestanding horizontal and vertical frames made of beveled mirror and glass with a cast metal base, all graced with images of horses pacing, jumping or soaring into the air — sure to soar off the shelves of stores catering to the English equestrian. The memorial picture frame plaque created to commemorate a horse that's passed on is sure to touch every animal's lover's heart. Below the photo opening, a scripted dedication in silver letters on black glass sings a beloved equine's praises. MSRP $46; other frames in various sizes, $44. (517) 376-9308; loriece.com Fine Art Frames Texas-based Ashton Art and Décor has been handcrafting picture frames for more than 35 years. Not the kind of frame you place on your desk, but fine art framing of high-caliber Western art. A vital resource to Western home décor departments, the hospitality trade and retailers everywhere, here's your go-to collection for the perfect Western image and the perfect frame to show it off. Current choices encompass a variety of natural hardwoods and manmade materials, all assembled in-house and by hand. Ashton Art and Décor's art print inventory includes Western, wildlife, landscape and horses. A popular new frame choice is soft gray barnwood with burlwood fillets, shown here with an image by Nancy Glazier, measures 44˝x26˝ and retails for $525. See Ashton's complete offerings in its online catalog. (303) 881-4226; kellogghome.com Top of the Line in Genuine Leather 3-D Belt Company's frame collection offers faux surfaces in cast resin with uncanny detail and super realism. In sizes ranging from 4˝x6˝ to 8˝x10,˝ these frame designs are among the best anywhere, embellished with attractive Western accents such as spurs, ropes and horseshoes. Better yet, the genuine leather frames — ornately tooled and paired with stamped crocodile or faux snakeskin inlays— take a style statement to the next level. Consider these frames for your VIP customers, for Western weddings or for that trophy-winning barrel racer with the champion quarter horse. The examples shown here could tempt even the most jaded photographer to start shooting photos again. From a company already well-known for quality accessories, 3-D puts more points on the board. (979) 743-4567; 3dbelt.com