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Dog Necklaces

Martha Stewart Living, December 2007

These necklaces are simple to make with grosgrain ribbon and dangling rhinestone trim. Snaps keep them in place.

Dog Necklaces How-To
1. Cut a 3/4-inch length of light-gray grosgrain ribbon to your dog's collar length, plus 4 inches. Trim the ribbon ends with pinking shears.

2. Fold under 1/4 inch of the ribbon at one end, and then fold under 1 inch more; stitch in place. Turn the ribbon over, and repeat at other end.

3. Unsnap two 3/8-inch snaps. Hand-stitch the snap sockets (the indented sides of snaps), one beside the other, to 1-inch hem. Stitch the snap balls (the protruding sides of snaps) on reverse side of other end, so snaps will meet when hems are brought together.

4. Cut rhinestone trim (dangles or droplets) to fit hemmed collar, minus 1 inch. With a needle and a doubled length of thread, stitch the trim to the front of the ribbon, beginning past hem with snap sockets attached.

Comments (7)

  • Lucybella47 12 Jun, 2008

    Martha used a glue to keep the two ends from unraveling. What type of glue was it?

  • samysdogs 23 Jan, 2008

    Loved the idea, but also found the rhinestone trim for the website to expensive. I also made my own version and love it. I plan on making a lot of them and sell them in my store.

  • mmsrjs 19 Dec, 2007

    Dear Nicolle: I tried your link but just came up with a page that said "SERVER ERROR IN "/" APPLICATION. So went to and low and behold on the home page in the upper right hand side was their search engine, so I typed in Rhinestone Trim hit the enter and waited, beautiful pictures, but the price is way to high for me or my 3 dogs. thank anyway

  • sweettart 10 Dec, 2007

    This ideas is beautiful and elegant I've seen the dangles at wal-mart and at joannes...I love this idea and would make a beautiful gift.

  • NicoleFinn7 29 Nov, 2007

    Use this link! It's on MJ Trim, but not where you'd expect to find it.

  • nola1 23 Nov, 2007

    The guide says to get the trim at but they don't have the exact trim pictured.

  • pugsrule 13 Nov, 2007

    I would appreciate any assistance in finding the dangle rhinestone trim. I have found single line rhinestone trim but not the dangle trim. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.