It seems like dog collars are one of those practically requisite leatherworker items that everyone has to make at some point or another. There was a time, not even that long ago, when just about everything in daily life was made with leather. Now we have fabrics and "artificial" materials that have replaced leather for a great many items. Of course, there's still a few items where leather's the top dog of materials.
I'll admit that I got the general notion for
the pattern from a google image, and the basic measurement to start
with came from an instructable article, but the rest of these were made
with just whatever I felt like doing at the time. Studs aren't
something I get to use nearly often enough and I had some fancy, dancy
"ironwork" stamps that I wanted to test out. So badda bing, badda
bang. Now I just outta braid some dog leashes to go with them =)