Paracord dog collars

Discussion in 'Products & Equipment' started by Hector, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone. I just wanted to show off some of my paracord collars which is my latest addiction for the last 4 months. Lots of learning, lots of practice. All I need are some leather fingers lol. Some dogs you will recognize :D. [​IMG]

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  2. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

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  4. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    These all look amazing! Really gorgeous work. My daughter just started making paracord things and I told her I want some collars. That one with the leather buckle. Did you do the knotting over a regular collar? I can't quite tell.
     
  5. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Thank you !! No, I don't do the weaving over a collar. The collars are either done with a martingale piece, biothane adapters, or buckles. The core strands are hooked on to each end of a collar piece and then woven around the core. It's very addicting and there are so many possibilities with designs and colors. I do not make collars with leather straps. They are all biothane which is known as synthetic leather or um one other name that I can't remember off the top of my head right now lol.
     
  6. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I have a biothane long line. I love it. It's nice and easy on the hands and cleans really well. Upon closer inspection I can tell it's biothane. Very, very nice work.
     
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  7. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Thank you boxergirl! Tell your daughter to visit swiss paracord website. That's where I learned all my patterns. There are pages and pages of pictorials. I would love to see the collars when she makes them!

    Here's some pics of the biothane adapters. The shiny ones were purchased. After that I decided to make my own and they are the matte ones. I read somewhere spend $90 on craft supplies to make something you can buy for $5 LOL and that's so me...

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  8. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I really, really like the ones with the biothane buckles. I make hemp jewelry and can do macrame. I may give this a try just for my own dogs. I spend a lot on my dog collars because I like to switch things up frequently. I get the spend $90 to make something you can buy for $5. However .... I think that the quality of the things I end up making (soap, natural body products, baby carriers, etc) is much better than what I can buy retail. If you decide to start selling your costs will go way down when you buy in bulk. Just saying, those collars look better than many - most - I've seen for sale on Etsy. People will pay for quality work. I never had a problem getting $6+ for one bar of handmade soap when people could get soap for $1 down the street. It's also nice to get a little something back to reinvest in something you enjoy doing.

    I also covet that driftwood.
     
  9. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Yes, I try to make the collars the best I can and it's nice to have extra supplies to experiment with and I am lucky to have free access to different sized dogs that pull quite hard. I like to see how the collars hold up and modify things. This is basically macramé and that driftwood looking piece is actually a dead stump my bf pulled up from the front yard lol. Do check in when you have made some pieces.
     
  10. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    Hector they look amazing.
    I wish I lived near you I'd love you to measure my boys up for one each.
     
  11. I3rendanG

    I3rendanG Member

    Man those are soo cool. If you're ever up for it, id be happy to pay you for an all black one!

    Love the #sidehustle


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  12. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Thank you glen! All I need is a neck measurement and it's even easier if you go with an adjustable strap :).
     
  13. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I have lots of black. We can talk in message because I have lots of colors.
     
  14. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    I'll try and measure them and give you the measurements.I've looked online to see if anything similar I don't trust the strength and bud cuss as got a very thick neck now. I'll get Ben my son to help measure Glen's still in leg cast gandy really did the full month on his dad lol
     
  15. Elana P

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  16. Elana P

    Elana P Active Member

    Those are gorgeous.

    I'll have to look up the site you mentioned.

    If you decide to sell them, I might have three customers here at my house for you, lol.
     
  17. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Okay let me know. Geez did Gandy bulldoze dad??? I would hate to know how that felt.
     
  18. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    You're not in the USA are you? Yes, take a look at the site and you may get hooked and get sucked into the craft lol. Yes I do sell collars.
     
  19. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes he bulldozed dad 8 weeks ago now Glen went up in the air like a skittle,gandy was the ball lol. Been a bit hectic I don't drive we live in the countryside. Gandy really can run we take them to a field that our friends own they do agility, I do it with Gandy and we walk these late at night for security to check equipment for them, Gandy just ploughed in full pelt. I heard the crack.
     
  20. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Oh lord. I hope dad makes a fast recovery. That sucks so bad.
     

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