If you have ever gone to the pet store and looked at the price tag on a leather collar and gasped with disbelief, you have reached the right solution--- learn how to make your own.
Supplies: 1. A sheet of Leather (shell cordovan is so soft but a little more pricey) or if you're into vegan it, go with faux leather (Pleather) 2. X-acto knife 3. hole puncher/leather puncher 4. old belt buckle (optional) 5. Wax String (a roll in a color brighter or contrast to the leather shade 6. Two metal D Rings (optional --see 4.) 7. A leather punch 8. A hammer or a mallet.
Measure your dogs neck Mark how long you want the leather piece to be, and the width you would prefer Cut using the knife and a ruler to make it straight and even Cut one end into a triangle shape (only if you dont want to use an old belt buckle) Round up an inch or so to leave room for possible error