Horns

Horns can be used to make decorations, cane handles, musical instrumets, jewelry and buttons.  Gunpowder horns and drinking horns can also be made.

European Mounts and Full Shoulder Mounts are also stunning as eye-catching decoration and as a way to remember a grand ram!

If you have made items from your sheep’s horns, please send pictures and details for possible inclusion on this page!

HORN ANATOMY

HORNS of these sheep have an inner core.  
This picture shows the inner core and the
outer horn.  The inner core will usually not be
all the way to the tip of the horn.

As ram’s age, blood vessels, and sinus
cavities are growing up into the horn as the
horns are growing from the base out.

Here is the inner core removed

CLICK HERE to learn how to measure and score YOUR ram.

HORN MOUNTS

BRONZE CLASS RAM (Records of Exotics
Scoring System). European Mount on a wood base. ALVZ Lucky Charm

Owned by Iron Diamond Farm & Ranch

Horns
Rafter SB, Ohio
These were just soaked in clorox water and then dried off.

BRONZE CLASS RAM (Records of Exotics Scoring System).
European Mount without a wood base.  Moondust Second Chance,
Cheyenne Farm, Texas

HORN JEWELRY

Buttons made from Horns
Rafter SB, Ohio

To the left are cross-sections toward
the tip of the horns which is solid.  Note
the beautiful colors revealed! Sterling
Silver Jewelry Findings top off this pair
of earrings.

Below are dual-purpose hair fasteners or
some people wear them as bracelets.  
No color has been added.

Polishing is done by hand with bees wax.

Rafter SB, New Lebanon , OH

What are YOU going to make? Share with us what items you make from your sheep’s horns for inclusion on this page!