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Diamond Dog Necklaces

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

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, January 2008

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

  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. 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. 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.

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