Last summer, I saw this article in Martha Stewart Weddings about cute ways to dress your dog for your wedding day. There is no chance that Lola is well behaved enough to be a part of the wedding itself, but we would like to get a few pictures with her beforehand. There are several collars and leashes made of ribbon in the article, but I think that the pearl collar is to cute! To make the collar you need embroidery thread, large faux pearls (I used 18mm), a needle and some satin ribbon. I also eventually opted for a clasp because tying the thread in a not wasn't quite as sturdy as I needed it to be. Lola isn't a huge fan of the collar so I need to be sure it will stand up to her attempts at removing it! So first, measure around the dog's neck and add about 12 inches. Then cut the thread to size:
Tie a knot in one end of the thread, thread a needle and start putting the pearls on (I wound up finding mine on ebay for about $5).
Admittedly, she's still not a huge fan, but hopefully if we let her wear it around the house a little she'll get used to it. I hope everyone has a great weekend!
It took exactly twenty 18mm pearls to make the right size collar for Lola. The $5 package that I bought had about 35 pearls in there, so I used a little more than half.Once all the pearls are on tie another knot in the opposite end and you're finished! Again, I eventually decided to use a clasp because just tying the string around her neck didn't work out very well. Once the collar is on take some satin ribbon and tie it around the clasp into a bow...I couldn't get her to sit still long enough to take a picture of that step!