Aby-a-Day – Day 53 of 365

I have a confession to make: I’m utterly addicted to Etsy. It’s just incredible; any handmade thing you can imagine, from anywhere in the world, all in one place.

So one of my projects has been to build the cats perfect collars and tags. It started with custom kangaroo leather braided tag collars by HitideCreations in British Columbia. These are great for cats because they’re light, thin and they slip on and off over their heads (no buckles). Then, the perfect tags, by two artists: MakeYourDogSmile and PatsDesign. These are 4 different metals, aluminum, brass, copper and silver. The small silver tag is a symbol for each cat; the other three have our phone numbers, their names, and our apartment number in case they get out into the hallway.

Then, a little gemstone from AddADangle, and a bronze hook to hang them all from UnkamenSupplies.

Here’s how they look on the Abys:

Angel has a collar braided from four different purples and an Amethyst dangle. Purple goes so well with her cinnamon fur. Her silver tag is a pair of angel wings.

And here’s Jacoby’s. His collar is green and his stone is a Peridot. His silver tag is a shamrock since he lives in Southie.

Tessie has a red and blue collar with a (real!) Ruby gem and a butterfly on her silver tag (her registered name is Bes Butterfly), and Kylie has a collar in pinks and white with a gorgeous Pink Opal and hearts on her tiny silver tag, in case you were curious 🙂