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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.

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