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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 on mjtrim.com. Martha used rhinestone trim No. 30472 crystal/silver and rhinestone dangle No. 30967 crystal/silver. Actress Nikki Blonsky used rhinestone trim No. 03603 crystal/silver and rhinestone dangle No. 31851 crystal/silver on The Martha Stewart Show. Snaps can be found at sewing and crafts stores.

Materials

  • Measuring tape
  • 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 (4)

  • 21 Mar, 2008

    very marie antoinette!!

  • 10 Jan, 2008

    As soon as I saw these, I knew they would make the perfect accessory for my sassy little Pug, Miss Daisy. We are the only girls in our house, and we deserve nothing but the best! Tomorrow we will head to Michael's to pick out her bling, then it will be off to Barmakian's to spoil Mommy (LOL!). Fun idea!!

  • 10 Jan, 2008

    I have been wondering all week just what one special thing I could do fo Miss Truffles, my Frenchie from Hungary who came to us from Hungary a year ago. Tomorrow I shall go out and buy all the trimmings in her favorite color, "pink." and on Sunday she will know what a little jewel truly is in our home and hearts.

  • 10 Jan, 2008

    Francesa and Sharkey look so cute in their "bling". I have 5 Yorkies and two are named Martha and Stewart!! LOL Think I will make Martha one (and of course Stewart too!! ;) )