Dog Collars

Trophies for the Saluki Club of Canada Specialty of 2015

2015-08-29T20:00:59+00:00Dog Collars, News|

My leather dog collars are worn by dogs of all sizes in many countries, have been worn by a dog posing in a magazine, and a custom-text collar has even been used as a tool in a marriage proposal. This request was another unusual one.. I was to craft prize collars to go to the [...]

The Bats and the Bees: Dog Collar/Leash Sets

2013-10-29T22:52:21+00:00Dog Collars|

I received an interesting commission this month: two tooled leather dog collar/leash sets in bees and bat designs. These playful themes were fun to work with! The bat wings follow the same composition as the Wings Collar Design.. a great spooky theme just in time for Halloween! It took some thought to come up with [...]

Golden Scorpion Dog Collar

2013-10-06T21:26:51+00:00Dog Collars, Leathercraft|

This simple cabochon was so unique and inspiring, that I crafted a whole dog collar concept around it. It's a real golden scorpion which has been encased in a lucite cabochon.. just begging to be transformed into a wearable medium.. in this case, a scorpion dog collar. Lately, I haven't had much time to design [...]

Filigreed Dog Collar With a Metallic Lambskin Rolled Edge

2013-10-06T21:31:58+00:00Dog Collars|

Whew, what a mouthful of a title! I was itching to try something new on a dog collar, and this project was a first for many techniques. I had a great deal of fun, and my fingertips are covered in a film of superglue that I think will take days to wash off! 1. Rolled [...]

Fun with Fire: A Celtic Phoenix Collar

2012-11-27T19:18:30+00:00Dog Collars|

I've always admired Celtic designs, so when a request arose for a "not too girly" collar for a male poodle named Phoenix, I was thrilled to incorporate this style. The Celtic phoenix collar is the first project which features a gradient of colour dyed onto the design itself, in the form of the red to [...]

New “Rainbow Fish” Leather Dog Collar

2015-08-22T19:21:03+00:00Dog Collars|

I was reading some figure carving techniques in Al Stohlman's "Figure Carving Finesse" book, and I took interest in his section on snake scales. Now, I'm not particularly fond of snakes, however the technique for creating the texture was intriguing. It starts with a series of criss crossing sine waves, and textured using a pointed [...]