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Postby chewbecca » February 3rd, 2010, 8:51 am

We made this collar for Hello Bully's Annual Gala this year. :))
I tried a new design for this collar (bordering with diamond shapes). We just finished it up last night, and are kind of excited about the design. Expect more like this in the future from Ella's Lead. :))
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 3rd, 2010, 9:08 am

OMG that is super cute!
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 3rd, 2010, 9:53 am

:heartbeat:

I wish I had a non-fluffy girl that could wear something like that! :shock:
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Postby chewbecca » February 3rd, 2010, 4:59 pm

Thanks, guys!
I am going to be making one similar to it, but in all black leather with brass hardware and decorations. :D
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Postby madremissy » February 3rd, 2010, 5:06 pm

Is that PINK?????? :swoon:
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Postby ArtGypsy » February 3rd, 2010, 5:08 pm

madremissy wrote:Is that PINK?????? :swoon:



Salmon?
CORAL.
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Postby chewbecca » February 3rd, 2010, 5:10 pm

It's most definitely PINK. :wink:
Pink is just a very difficult color to photograph properly. :D
And it would go nicely with the pink coat on the dog in your avatar. :D
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 3rd, 2010, 5:27 pm

Oh Missy, Kinzyl would look FANTASTIC in that!
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Postby ArtGypsy » February 3rd, 2010, 5:28 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:Oh Missy, Kinzyl would look FANTASTIC in that!

I CONCUR!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink:
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Postby madremissy » February 3rd, 2010, 5:34 pm

Jody and Liz, if I get that can I come live with you? Travis would kill me right now. :rolleyes2: I have to at least wait until I get out of school. All extra is going toward that right now. BUTI am definitely putting that in my favorite files for a graduation present. :D
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Postby Malli » February 4th, 2010, 4:50 am

very nice! If I had a girl dog...
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Postby chewbecca » February 4th, 2010, 8:24 am

Well...This collar can be done in a color other than pink... :wink:
With even more "masculine" decorations.
And we can do a different border if the diamonds are too feminine.
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Postby mnp13 » February 4th, 2010, 2:39 pm

That's a LOT of holes in that leather, I would worry about the overall strength of it under working load. What sort of stress tests are you putting it through before and after?

I think it's pretty, but my dogs are very hard on collars.
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Postby chewbecca » February 4th, 2010, 3:24 pm

mnp13 wrote:That's a LOT of holes in that leather, I would worry about the overall strength of it under working load. What sort of stress tests are you putting it through before and after?

I think it's pretty, but my dogs are very hard on collars.


Our decorations in our collars do NOT compromise the strength of the leather and/or the collar.

Tests? To test the durability and strength of our collars?
Well, I haven't taken THAT specific collar and tested it, but I have collared plenty of dogs in collars structured and designed just like that.
And have received not a single complaint about the collar's strength and durability.

I also collar my own dog aggressive dog in the collars we make.
If they weren't strong, I would trust them on my OWN dog.
And she CAN and WILL act like an ass on leash if she sees another dog.
And I don't mean just a slight tug or pull.
I mean, full-on freaking out episodes.
And the collars hold up fine.
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Postby Malli » February 4th, 2010, 3:31 pm

I think my guy would leave me if I get Oscar another collar :rolleyes2:
But it IS lovely :)
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 4th, 2010, 3:43 pm

Malli wrote:I think my guy would leave me if I get Oscar another collar :rolleyes2:
But it IS lovely :)


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Postby Rossignol » February 4th, 2010, 5:30 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:
Malli wrote:I think my guy would leave me if I get Oscar another collar :rolleyes2:
But it IS lovely :)


Men are temporary. But good collars are forever. :wink:


Heck Yeah!!!

You know, I've seen collars as much as 30 years old, very similar in construction to this style of collar Rebecca. You know I have plans to do some older styled collars...

In my experience, I dont see anything to indicate the structure of the collar being comprimised. It may not be a working collar, but not every collar is. I was actually thinking of some of my personal gear I used for work, for walking steel and welding. Some of it was bullhide, some was more of what would be saddle skirting. After more than 10 years, I still have the same gear I started with and I have had all sorts of tools and hooks hanging from it, sometimes as much as 60 lbs of additional equipment. But the construction of the leather harness and suspenders is entirely riveted, and the straps are only half inch.

So for what its worth, I have tested leather and similar methods of fastening under some trying circumstances. Another thought, knowing a little of Rebeccas background, and Ellas as well, I'm of the mind to think that form follows function here some, and Rebecca, If youre like me at all, you have "worst case scenarios" going through your mind as youre putting pieces together.

Just my thoughts... I'm actually having a collar made by Ella's Lead. I guess I could make my own, but I dont like doing girly dress up stuff, and thats what my wife wants for Lily. So thank you Ella's Lead!

Nice lookin collar Rebecca! ;)
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Postby mnp13 » February 4th, 2010, 6:07 pm

It wasn't an attack, it was just a question. :|

Punching a hundred holes through a strip of leather is going to weaken it. That doesn't mean it is going to self destruct, it means that the more holes you have the less overall strength you have. A strip of leather with no holes is going to resist stretching a lot more than one with 10, which will resist stretching more than 20... etc. Wider leather straps resist stretching more than narrower leather straps of the same thickness, etc.
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Postby Rossignol » February 4th, 2010, 6:51 pm

Its cool, Michelle, I understand what youre saying.

I get wordy and ramble when I try to elaborate on what I'm thinkin, and I've been talking to a 3 year old all day and finally! I saw a conversation with other adults! lol! :)

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Postby chewbecca » February 4th, 2010, 7:30 pm

mnp13 wrote:It wasn't an attack, it was just a question. :|

Punching a hundred holes through a strip of leather is going to weaken it. That doesn't mean it is going to self destruct, it means that the more holes you have the less overall strength you have. A strip of leather with no holes is going to resist stretching a lot more than one with 10, which will resist stretching more than 20... etc. Wider leather straps resist stretching more than narrower leather straps of the same thickness, etc.



But why ask the question, when you clearly already "know" the answer. :D

I don't make collars claiming they are "working" collars, just as I do not make collars claiming they are "tie-out" collars.

Are my collars weak?
No. Not at all.
You can walk your dog aggressive dog just fine in our collars.

You cannot, however, allow your dog to chew on our collars (not saying you would or do that), and expect the leather to hold up.
But it takes a LOT for a dog to flat-out RIP a leather collar.
And if they do, I'm willing to bet that the leather was either cheap, or weakened in some way (and NOT by simply decorations). :D
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