Diamond Dog Necklaces
These sparkling necklaces are simple to make with grosgrain ribbon and dangling rhinestone trim.
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.
- Measuring tape
- Grosgrain ribbon
- Pinking shears
- Sewing machine
- Needle and thread
- Rhinestone trim and dangle
- Two 3/8-inch snaps
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.
Fold under 1 inch of the ribbon at each end. Using a sewing machine, stitch the folded ribbon hem in place.
Cut two pieces of rhinestone -- one a rhinestone dangle, the other a strip of rhinestone trim -- to fit the hemmed collar, minus 1 inch.
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.
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.