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« on: August 21, 2005 08:22:50 AM »

I saw the post for the pearl dog collar and it got me to thinking that I wanted to create my own snazzy collars.  I went and bought some plain nylon pet collars (for cat and dog), and I want to jazz them up, but I'm stumped on a couple of issues.

I have a million beads that I would like to use, but I'm not sure how to attach them.  I'd like to sew them on except I don't know what type of thread to use, or if I should use something else besides thread.  I want it to be a strong hold so that if the collar gets scratched the beads won't get torn off.

I also have some acrylic paint that I thought about painting the collars with, but I'm pretty sure that would flake or get scratched off pretty quickly.  Has anyone tried painting nylon collars, and if so, how did it turn out?

Any thoughts or suggestions would be extremely helpful. 

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2005 08:29:45 AM »

Unfortunately i would think beads are out, dogs tend to scratch their necks and roll around on the floor, i'm pretty sure even the most hardwearing thread would give under that kind of wear. As for paint i've seen some decorated with that fabric pasint that dries to a kind of plasticy finish (i think americans might call it puffy paint). You could wind different coloured ribbons around it maypole style, Try the acrylic paint, although i'm inclined to agree that it would flake, i think you would need fabric paint as its a little more flexible.

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