About us


Hello, welcome to CollarCrafts!

Here you will find Nature inspired unique handcrafted dog collars and cat collars, all made in luxury beaded design.

My handmade pet collars are designed with love to our furry friends and made by hand using selected quality wooden beads, stainless steel hardware and professional tools. Any item can be custom designed to fit your needs. 

 

So let me introduce my CollarCrafts.

I am Olga from Bruges, Belgium, I am a hand maker and animal lover. All my life I'm surrounded by animals and make everything with hands. I have Belarussian roots, it's just in our blood - love for Nature and handcrafting.

My grandpa was a great hand maker and loved animals, so I definitely inherited this passion from him. As a child I loved helping him in his workroom at his farm. In a way I preferred hammers and skill saws rather than dolls:)... Many years later I got my diploma of technologist of oil refining, after that I have worked as a sales manager of professional electric tools during several years. So my passion for working with heavy duty tools got its' technical base, which still lets me the possibility to experiment in quality handcrafting.

I love uniqueness in everything. And what can be more unique than handmade?

Three years ago we got our new family member -a golden retriever Sam. When his growing period finally finished I started to make dog collars for him myself.

My idea was to create a collar, which will be beautiful, unique, durable enough for everyday use and safe to be attached to a leash without the need to use additionally a traditional boring collar... I have tried and tested several ideas and made a lot of different variations. I love natural materials, so my choice fell on wooden beads. 

My dog is my first test-driver, he is a big boy of 40 kg, young and very strong, he likes water and mud very much. He can suddenly pull very hard if he sees a dog and decides to say hello ( we work on this habit rather successfully😎 ). So I could test perfectly the safety of the dog collars I create 💪.

Step by step I came to the design I really loved. Durable collar made with selected quality wooden beads and stainless steel hardware, cool, unisex, unique, absolutely safe for being used as everyday collar. The quality of the result was extremely important for me. I love my dog and the safety and comfort of him comes always first.

It took a while to find the suppliers who provide the best quality hardware and wooden beads, which resist heavy use and moisture very well. The results where multiple times improved and tested in the unpredictable Belgian weather conditions🌦!

I have also my (already) 14 years old cat Marsy, my old buddy. Of course I followed my beaded idea in cat collars too. So appeared a collection of soft, light & comfortable beaded cat collars, hand made using macrame technique.

First I made several dog collars and cat collars for my friends' pets, I got a lot of positive reactions. Also some times people ask me where did I buy the collar which my dog wears... Bit by bit I came to the idea of my own brand of hand made collars for pets. So the story of handcrafted beaded CollarCrafts pet collars began. :)

CollarCrafts beaded pet collars are 100% functional. They are luxury pet collars but durable and can be perfectly used as every-day-collars. More detailed information please read in "About our dog collars" and "About our cat collars".

If you would like to share some advice or order the beaded style pet collar you didn't find in my store yet - please contact me: olga@collarcrafts.com or via the contact-form

Thank you for stopping by!