Due to Fleur's recent neck injury, I won't be using a collar on her for weeks, so I can relax and get this fancy collar project done.
The collar did arrive this week, and I was so impressed with it that I didn't want to use it to mount the beaded collar onto. The purchased collar had lovely ribbon sewed onto the webbing, and then the inside of the collar was lined with soft fleece. It seemed such high quality, that I decided I wasn't going to ruin it.
So, I decided I had to find another plan. I went to the local Walmart, and found a pink webbing collar, and a matching leash. I decided to buy them and work with them. The collar is not a martingale style, but I thought I could alter the pink collar to be a martingale. After I got it home, I realized that I needed more hardware to make this plan work. I spoke to the beading guru, Anita, showed her the pink collar, and she gave me some suggestions.
I went to a hardware store and got 2 (1 inch) d rings, and so now I am trying to get all my brain cells working to get this collar modified.
|Beaded portion of collar, after sewing it to the pink webbing. The two D rings I purchased at the hardware store.|
|I added a piece of fleece to the inner side of the beaded collar for softness, and sewed the 1 inch ribbon to the leash.|
|Fleece on inner side of the beaded collar|
|I sewed a piece of fleece on the inside of the leash hand loop|
|This ribbon was used to make the smaller loop which turns the collar to a Martingale.|
I will take pictures of the collar and leash on the dog and show them tomorrow!