Bling up your cat with this stunning elastic crystal collar. Our instructions tell you how!
- 2m x 0.6mm clear beading elastic
- 162 red 4mm bicone crystals
- 42 clear 4mm bicone crystals
- 59 clear AB 6mm bicone crystals
- 2 large holed metal tube beads
- 1 parrot clasp
- 1 x 6mm strong jump ring
- Clear Nail Polish
- Wire Cutters
This glittering necklet for your cat will add sparkle to any pet lovers life. Made with crystals and elastic it's suitable for daytime sunbathing in the window or for long luxurious evenings spent by the open fire (but remember, collars can be dangerous if moggy plays in trees). We made our collar with red crystals (as red is Cat's fav colour, but any colour can be used - this pattern also looks great when made into a matching bracelet for Cat's owner!).
Cut two 1 metre lengths of clear beading elastic. Thread both through the eye on the parrot clasp and pull through to the middle, so that you have four lengths of elastic and each one is 500mm long.
Holding the two ends together, thread on a fat metal tube bead, and pull it up to the parrot clasp.
Thread one red 4 mm crystal onto each of the centre strands of elastic (hint: hold your parrot clasp in place while you are working with small piece of sticky tape).
Still working on the two inside strands, thread a 6 mm clear AB crystal on one strand- then thread the second strand through the crystal starting from the opposite side (the elastic will pass through the crystal and cross in the middle of the hole).
On each of the two outside lengths of elastic, thread one red 4 mm crystal, one clear 4 mm crystal and then one red 4 mm crystal.
On each of the the two inside strands thread one red 4 mm crystal.
On one of the outside strands, thread a 6 mm clear AB crystal. Using the inside strand closest to it, thread through the AB crystal from the opposite direction. Repeat on the other two strands.
On each of the two inside strands, thread one red 4 mm crystal.
On the two inside strands, thread one 6 mm clear AB crystal, working from either side and crossing in the middle of the hole.
On each of the two outside strands, thread one red 4mm crystal, one clear 4 mm crystal and one red 4mm crystal.
On each of the two inside strands, place one red 4 mm crystal.
Continue the pattern (steps 7 to 11) 17 times. Collar should be about 140mm long.
Finish with a set of red, clear, red on the outside two strands and an AB crystal on the centre two strands.
Thread all four strands through a fat tube bead.
Using a straight loop knot, tie a strong jump ring onto the four strands.
Tie again (over the existing knot) two more times to securely attach and then coat the knot with clear nail polish. If the jump ring is unsoldered paint another dab of nail polish on the join. Give the nail polish a few moments to set then cut the elastic close to the knot. Put it on and Moggy will think she's been adopted by Paris!
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