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My dogs were the inspiration for these collars. I made these several months ago with a loom ( that blue loom) anyhoo... I put the beaded bands on these great leather collars- tried e-6000. I tried that new superglue and I tried 2 part epoxy - none of them have held the bands on good. Any ideas ladies? I also made them for my sisters Labs (they love water)- no luck! The collars are too thick to sew them on. I’ll have to remake them, would they adhere better to a nylon collar?


Leather collars, seed beads and many different adhesives

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Robin – Just love the collars. They are wonderful. Great looking dogs also. Very nice loom work and beautiful designs. I would have suggested E6000 but you all ready tried that. Maybe if you used a nylon collar you could sew them.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Awesome! Love them! I was going to suggest stitching them on–but sadly, too thick is too thick. I really hope you find a solution–They will be the envy of the neighborhood!

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Did you leave the collars sit 24 hours to cure? I would have suggested e6000 also or the epoxy glue. The only other thing might be Super Glue like loctite. Otherwise, try nylon collars and sewing them onto the collars.

  4. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    No solutions to offer, but lots of oohs and aahs for these beautiful pet collars!

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I let them lay flat for about 6 hours-maybe that’s the trick. maybe i should let them lay flat for 24 hours. I also had clamps on them to make sure they were getting making contact. Do y’all think i should rough up the leather to help with holding contact. The collars were super soft, Amish made.

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Yeah Robin – You’re right – My tube of E 6000 says up to 72 hours. And I think roughing up the surface would help. Best of luck. Beautiful collars.

  7. kye
    kye says:

    These are so cool Robin. Such a great idea. Roughing up the leather is a good idea. The glue needs fibers to stick to. I’d try a small piece on nylon also. Would you be able use velcro? Just an idea. Hope something works because these are wonderful! Beautiful dogs too!

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    kye – I like your idea of using velcro. That way you could re use the beads on another collar if needed.

  9. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    I want your beagles!! Very fond memories of my short legged beagle from about 12-23 years old.
    Love those collars. I agree with letting the E6000 sit longer. My other thought is to treat the leather with deglazer before gluing. The finish on many leathers might mess with glue. Something like this: https://www.dharmatrading.com/chemicals/angelus-leather-preparer-and-deglazer.html

  10. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    I would definitly recommend not laying them flat to dry but curve them slightly(no further than they would be on the dog) that way the flex of bending the collar won’t put as much tension on the glue. I could never get E-6000 to work for me, but rubber cement or a contact cement might hold well.

  11. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Thx ladies- I knew y’all would have some good advice.

  12. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    What a great idea. And I love the dogs. I love all dogs, cats, horses, etc.

  13. Phoenix
    Phoenix says:

    Lucky doggies! My shepherd is now hounding me to make her one!!

  14. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    You could also use a leather punch to punch small holes along both sides of the leather and then use C-Lon to sew the bead work to the leather.

  15. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    hey, that’s a great idea to use a leather punch, i have one-didn’t even cross my mind to do that. Thx!

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Absolutely beautiful designs and oh so fashionable. Bet your doggies would really strut down the cat walk. I suppose if you didn’t tell them it was a cat walk they wouldn’t mind.

    I have no solution to offer on the collar problem. There is probably a solution out there some where but who knows where to start looking?

  17. Tana
    Tana says:

    Hi Robin :)
    When I used e-6000 on my loomed pieces it did not work either. I tried and tried! Flat out wouldn’t hold. I made this barrette 23 yrs ago. Using the best superglue I could find at the time. My bead work is glued onto very thin leather then glued onto the metal barrette. The end edges may need touched up but I don’t wear it. I’ve been meaning to buy some that loctite glue. My son is a Machinist & mentioned a glue that is better. I’ll ask him the brand and tell all us :)


  18. Tana
    Tana says:

    New phone, hope that worked right lol

  19. Tana
    Tana says:

    That’s the coolest thing in the world you made those for your dogs! The one dog looks like my dads old beagle dog, Snoopy!!! Love this!!!

  20. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I Iove that barrette , Tana. Give us the details! We’ve always had beagles- I love their gentle temperament, but they are a needy breed. The beagle in the middle (she’s the youngest) chewed the first beagles collar up/ beads and all- so I’m going to wait until she’s around 2 before I do them again. The big dog is my daughters/ he’s a rescue and a great dog! And the only that still has his collar.

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