Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bling-Bling! Sparklies!

Secret's belated Christmas present arrived last night! Bling-bling! Sparkly bling-bling! PINK sparkly bling-bling. :o)

Towards the end of my time in the horse world, sparkly brow bands were pretty popular. While some may have found them gaudy and undignified, I was obsessed with them. I had the prettiest brow band (with red & clear crystals) for my horse, Norman. I cherished that brow band and was sad to send it off with the new owner when I sold him, but what use did I have for an 18" brow band at that point?

In December I found out that one of my old online horse buddies was branching out into the world of beaded dog collars! She posted some pictures of her work and I was impressed, so I asked if she might have any pink beads on hand. She asked if I wanted light pink or hot pink -- What a silly question, hot all the way!

So Krystl went shopping and this is what she came up with. The pictures do not do it justice in the least, it really sparkles and catches the light beautifully in person. Secret will be the talk of the town at upcoming agility trials. :o) This will be her "public outing" wear, as it is simply too pretty to be a daily use collar.

Many thanks to Krystl Ahrens at Ravenwood Tack/Ravenwood Aussies for creating this beauty! If you are interested in getting one of your own, be sure to visit her web site and send her a note. Custom pieces are her specialty!

By the way, Secret wants to know why the heck she doesn't get any more modeling gigs.


  1. Oohhhh... I love all things sparkly and of course I love Secret's new collar. She looks gorgeous in it! She should totally be a model :)

  2. LOVE IT. :) Put it on the 'must get' list. Found your blog via the border collie boards... thanks for speaking up for 'Sport Collies'.