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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Be Careful Where you Cut

I have been working on a new dog collar band.  It was inspired by a beautiful hand-made leather leash that Tanner’s trainer uses for her Golden Retriever when he competes.

Gabe's leash 002

The color is made from braided leather thong in a beautiful shade of green with black as in interwoven accent.  I tried to mimic the pattern for a coordinating collar, and this is what I came up with.


I had the strip all beaded and was working on applying the backing yesterday.  I used a heavy weight interfacing and black Nymo 0 thread.


As I was trimming away the excess backing, that is when “tragedy” happened.  I trimmed too close and caught the warp thread!! Yikes!!


This is the side view.


And, here it is from the top.

Needless to say, I will be remaking this piece.  I tried to reinforce it, but I am just not comfortable with the idea.  I want it to be perfect!!  But I think this piece will get set aside to be taken apart a bit later.  I think I’ll just start from scratch today!

The moral of the story:  Be careful where you Cut!!




  1. Ouch! That is so discouraging. Thanks for sharing. It makes me know I'm not the only one who's done that.

  2. I have had that happen to me when I was almost done. Sorry that you have to redo it. I think every beader or crafter has this happen to them at one time or another.


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