When store-bought collars just aren’t providing the level of intimacy that you want with your partner, it’s time to create something yourself. Here are four tips for fashioning something beautiful and functional.
1. Measure Twice
Comfort is of the utmost importance when you’re ordering something that will be worn around the neck. Take your measurements twice or even three times to ensure that the numbers are accurate. Make sure you’re noting the inner circumference and not the outer.
2. Think About Material
While many collars are made of leather, some people prefer animal-friendly alternatives like rubber or poly blends. You can even make a collar out of rope if you’re a fan of shibari.
3. Choose Your Lining Wisely
If you plan on lining your collar with fur or faux fur, make sure you understand how to maintain it in the long term. For example, lambskin lining shouldn’t get wet, and suede lining should be replaced on a regular basis because it will eventually deflate from natural skin oils.
4. Personalize It
When you’re going to all the trouble of a custom-ordered collar, it would be a shame not to personalize it with an inscription or some kind of lettering. Click here to learn more about collar decorating.
These are just four ways to create something special for your partner. Whether you’re an old hand at BDSM or an eager beginner looking to dive right in, these tips should be enough to get you started on your exploratory journey.