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Project

Diamond Dog Necklaces

These sparkling necklaces are simple to make with grosgrain ribbon and dangling rhinestone trim.

Introduction

Resources: Rhinestone trim and dangles are available from M&J Trimming. Martha used rhinestone trim No. 30472 crystal/silver and rhinestone dangle No. 30967 crystal/silver. Size 3 nickel sew-on snaps, $1.10 for four, by Dritz, from Joann.com.

Materials

  • Measuring tap
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • Rhinestone trim and dangle
  • Two 3/8-inch snaps

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Begin by measuring your dog's collar size using measuring tape. Cut a strip of 3/4-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon to your dog's collar length, plus an additional 3 inches. Fray check each end of the cut ribbon. Trim the ribbon ends with pinking shears.

  2. Step 2

    Fold under 1 inch of the ribbon at each end. Using a sewing machine, stitch the folded ribbon hem in place.

  3. Step 3

    Cut two pieces of rhinestone -- one a rhinestone dangle, the other a strip of rhinestone trim -- to fit the hemmed collar, minus 1 inch.

  4. Step 4

    Using a sewing machine, sew the rhinestone dangle trim to the bottom of the grosgrain ribbon. Then use a needle and thread to hand-stitch a strip of rhinestone trim directly above the dangling rhinestone.

  5. Step 5

    Unsnap two 3/8-inch snaps. Hand-stitch the snap sockets (the indented sides of snaps), one beside the other, to the 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.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, January 2008

Reviews (2)

  • babycooper 13 Jan, 2011

    Oh my!!! We have a female frenchie that is such a diva and my 11 year old male has started to watch tv now. I just love jewelry on a dog we had two black labs years ago who wore gold chains with their collars. I think DD will be getting the diamonds she's 8

  • lthrgirl03 31 Mar, 2009

    I made this today for my dog. I don't have a sewing machine, so I just used "no sew glue", and a thread and needle for the snap. It turned out great. "Diamonds" look beautiful on my black dog.