Tag! You’re It!

All parents want the best for their children, so why not give the best to your pets too?  As much as I try to tell myself that my two puppies should live like animals, I still can’t stop myself from buying cute Halloween costumes and plush little beds for them. Since I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that I will never stop spending too much money and time on my little boys, I figured that the perfect gift for them is dog tags, and what better way could I show them how much I love them than to make the tags myself!  When I told the girls on the FusionBeads.com creative team about my project, I found myself taking pet tag orders for Lindsay’s dog Brutus, Mollie’s cat Marnie and, of course, Katie’s dog Gus who probably spends more time hanging out at our office than Swarovski spends designing amazing new crystals.Here you can see Gus modeling his dog tag, which I have made by gluing fern green flatback crystals (Katie was “begging” for them!) onto a brass circle blank in the shape of a big G on one side and two little paw prints on the other side. For Brutus’ tag, I wanted a lot of pizzazz and sparkle to match his owner, Lindsay, so I opted to use a bright sterling silver dog bone charm with Brutus’ name rubber stamped on it right next to a blinging Crystal Silver Night flatback paw print.  My dog Rupert has a tendency to run wild, so I decided that the best dog tag for him would include his name and my address and phone number.  I printed all of this information onto paper from our Citronella Designer Mat Pad and I punched it out and glued it into a gold frame, which I sealed with Diamond Glaze! Mollie’s cat Marnie is sweet and cuddly, but she’s also a chubby little food-lover, so I thought that a heart shaped cat tag with a metal fish bone stamp would be the perfect expression for her! I stamped her name on the tag using metal letter stamps and I gave it a pop of fuchsia by using the Coloring Metal Stamped Letters Using Acrylic Paint technique!

If you have beloved dogs, cats or even a horse or rabbit in your life, help them showcase their distinct personalities with your own interpretation of these fun pet tags! They are so much fun to make and your pet will never look cuter!

Time to walk my dogs! – Sara

5 comments to Tag! You’re It!

  • Very cute, but my cats’ tags hang in the water bowl every time they drink and bang against their food bowls when they eat.
    I have to replace regular stamped ID tags every year. These fancy jeweled tags wouldn’t last long except maybe the stamped one.
    But a cute idea.

  • Debbie B

    I love the paw print on Brutus’s tag. Nice job on all of them actually!

  • Pam W

    I was told on another beading site that you shouldn’t use Diamond Glaze to seal because it was water soluble. Living in area where it rains all winter having the sealant dissolve if a rain drop hits it is a real concern. The other site mentioned Nunn Sealant as a good alternative. Any thoughts?

  • FusionBeads.com

    Both Diamond Glaze and Nunn Sealant are water-soluble. The best water-resistant alternatives are resins like Gel du Soliel or ICE Resin. Visit our Beading Reference for more useful information on these products. http://www.fusionbeads.com/beadingfaq/index.php

  • Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips for beginner blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.

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