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Old 11-14-2011, 09:37 PM
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Okay so I finally decided on a design for Gavorche's collar, and I'm going to order it tonight so that it *might* get here before his rally trial (might not, but meh).

Anyway, here's the design - the purple stones may have to be left off depending on how much room there ends up being. It's a Neurodiversity collar, and I'm quite happy with the design




I KNOW it will be black leather with silver hardware and 1.25" wide. But I have a few more decisions to make:

1. double leather or single leather?
2. tapered or not?

I'm leaning towwards double leather not tapered...but I am also thinking of single leather tapered. ARGH! So...opinions?
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:39 PM
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I really like them tapered, it just seems less bulky and more comfortable for the dog, but that's just me
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:40 PM
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Go with the single leather tapered.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:41 PM
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I don't know, but I love the design! Its gonna really pop on him!
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:42 PM
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How big is the concho? I'm thinking if you went double, you may have to go 1.5" atleast?

I really do like them tapered. I really wish I had gotten Rosey's tapered... her collarmania one now is and I love it. It just looks less bulky.. I think it would be better tapered especially on a short haired dog.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:45 PM
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How big is the concho? I'm thinking if you went double, you may have to go 1.5" atleast?

I really do like them tapered. I really wish I had gotten Rosey's tapered... her collarmania one now is and I love it. It just looks less bulky.. I think it would be better tapered especially on a short haired dog.
The concho is 1", rhinestones are 1/2" and squares are 1/4." I emailed Becca and asked her about it, but I'm thinking if I do double leather even though it's *possible* to do 1.25" it might look better as 1.5" - but that's also REALLY pushing it on Gavroche.


So those of you who are Ella's Lead veterans, do you know off hand how much a collar is tapered? Like, is it possible to taper 1.25" to 1"? Or would it have to be tapered to 3/4"?
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:47 PM
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I think 1.25 - 1 would be too difficult.. then you're taking like, 1/8 inch off the top and bottom. They may be able too, though!
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:50 PM
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I'm off to make a paper cutout of a tapered collar and see how it looks on Gavroche
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:50 PM
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OH! If I go with single leather, do y'all recommend the suede lining or not? I'm thinking it'll get dirty really fast...
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:54 PM
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I didn't do the suede lining in the leather one. I really don't think it's particularly necessary, unless he has a sensitive neck (even then it may not bug him... I don't have a short haired dog to know )

I don't think Kerri's crew have the suede lining, though..
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