I will freely admit that I know almost nothing about cats. In fact, I am allergic to them. That being said, I have been asked by some fellow beaders to design cat collars. So today I started doing some research.
I do know that cat collars need to be “break away”. I am not 100% sure why. I just know they do. So, I can’t use a dog collar for a cat.
I started at the dollar store. I found some really ugly cheap things there. Most of them were covered with rhinestones. I knew I could not use those to bead on, so I kept looking.
Then, I found these:
The bell on the collar gave me a clue that it was supposed to be for a cat. That seems to be the other thing that all cat collars have in common. This one is 9/16th inches wide and can adjust from 7 inches to 12 inches. I bought this one and one in black.
Then I went to the grocery store. I know, a crazy place to look for a cat collar, but we have some pretty well stocked shops around here and I have found some unique items in them.
I found this one there:
This one is 7/16th inches wide and can be adjusted from 8 inches long to 12 inches long. And it says right on the buckle “Safe Cat”. Oh, and it has the bell too.
So, now I need to figure out which size is used more commonly by cat owners. If you have a cat, I would appreciate a comment with the width that you use. It would really help me with my research.
I have some design ideas in the works, but I just need to get the width right before I start to bead.
Thanks in advance,