Back in July, my friend Melissa posted the blog post “Martha Stewart” describing how she had made a custom dog collar for her pit bull, Honey. I was completely impressed with my friend’s creativity and the finished product, inquiring if she would teach me how to make a custom collar for CB.
Honey’s collar. Picture by Melissa.
So, Melissa and I got together, hit up the leather store to buy the leather, stain and jewelry, then crafted away while drinking beers at her house.
The starting leather for Honey’s collar. CB’s starting leather was LOTS smaller. Picture by Melissa.
While I worked on CB’s collar, Melissa made one for Tiggs. Here is the finished collar. Picture by Melissa.
I really loved the deep purple stain on Honey’s collar and went with this for CB’s, adding in some large green bling and silver rivets. I absolutely love it! Picture by Melissa.
We also bought supplies for leashes, but ran out of time that evening. So far I have stained the leash deep purple, but still need to add in the jewels.
Interested in making your own collar?
- Get to know Melissa through reading this fabulous blog or using this service.
- Go out and buy some M&Ms and Beer and deliver to the 1822.
- Beg her to teach you.