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    I never hear much about feathers for bling these days. Anyone still using them?

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    I offer them, but not many of my clients pick them out. What's been SUPER popular is the flowers. Even people who hate bows usually go for a sweet little daisy in their dog's hair.
    This is the "bling board" on my wall. Shop clients get to pick whatever they like. For house call clients, I just take 2 or 3 that I think will look cute and let the owner select from those.
    I get all my flowers and bead necklaces from the Dollar Tree. Extremely cost effective and my clients go crazy for them.
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    • #3
      Funny you should say that. Both girls got feathers today... Fall theme.


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      • #4
        The flowers are neat. What do you use to attach the flowers to the dog?

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        • #5
          Right I want to know to, how do you attach?

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          • #6
            If you look closely at her pic, she has attached to elastic band ( probably with glue). My feathers are with micro bead

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            • #7
              My feathers are done with 2 mm micro bead. I can usually fit two feathers in.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by perfectpaws1 View Post
                The flowers are neat. What do you use to attach the flowers to the dog?
                It's super easy! First, some prep: get a Mardi Gras necklace made of plastic beads on cotton string. Cut the necklace into 2-bead sections to use as flower middles. Then pull all the flowers off the stems. They're very easy to pop off, as the middle plastic part is just snapped onto the stem.

                Now, to make a flower bow!
                Step 1: insert hemostat up through the center of the flower. There won't be much room to open the stat, but that's ok. You only need about a mm. Grab a tiny rubber band with the end.
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                Step 2: insert your 2-bead strand.
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                Step 3: pull through. That's it! Couldn't be simpler.
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                You can also use multiple flowers or longer bead strands for decorative effect. Just be careful that you don't use more than two beads on dogs who may try to eat the flower. Each piece of the normal flower is small enough to pass safely through a canine digestive tract. The larger bits should be reserved for dogs who are not at risk of ingesting.
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                • #9
                  I forgot to mention I use super tiny bands for my regular flowers. I they are pretty hard to find, so I stock up whenever I come across them.

                  There is an alternate method to be used with slightly larger bands (the standard bow band size, such as those sold by Ryan's or Sally's) and plastic pony beads.

                  Fold the band in half and thread through the bead:
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                  Put the hemostat through one loop, and grab the other:
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                  Now pull through. This takes a little fidgeting, and it never looks right this stage, but once you put it in the dog's hair the tension will hold everything where it needs to be.
                  Transfer the bead to a pencil or your finger, and grab some flowers. Use the hemostat to pull the loose end of the rubber band through the flowers. The band will undo itself if left to its own devices, so keep something inside the loop at all times.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by plaidjaguar View Post
                    I forgot to mention I use super tiny bands for my regular flowers. I they are pretty hard to find, so I stock up whenever I come across them.

                    There is an alternate method to be used with slightly larger bands (the standard bow band size, such as those sold by Ryan's or Sally's) and plastic pony beads.

                    Fold the band in half and thread through the bead:
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                    Put the hemostat through one loop, and grab the other:
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                    Now pull through. This takes a little fidgeting, and it never looks right this stage, but once you put it in the dog's hair the tension will hold everything where it needs to be.
                    Transfer the bead to a pencil or your finger, and grab some flowers. Use the hemostat to pull the loose end of the rubber band through the flowers. The band will undo itself if left to its own devices, so keep something inside the loop at all times.
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                    Thank you for these posts Plaid. Nice!

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                    • #11
                      Plaid you are awesome!

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                      • #12
                        Aw, thanks! Always happy to help. :3

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ItzaClip! View Post
                          Funny you should say that. Both girls got feathers today... Fall theme.


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                          Nice and they look great on a black coat.

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                          • #14
                            Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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                            • #15
                              Ooooohhhh nice, I am feathers inspired again.

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