The New Show Lead

January 23, 2010

I received these photos from Amanda this morning.  The “tube” beads I sent her simply were not large enough to slip onto the  kangaroo braid.  Of course, she had some very acceptable alternatives.  I cannot wait to pluck this from my mailbox and clip it onto a show collar 🙂

New show leadThis lead is laid on a standard sized paper plate — to give an idea of scale.

Close up turquoise-silver beadingThe turquoise is natural brown matrix turquoise, with silver beading on kangaroo braid — three strands of black with a single strand of whiskey worked in.  Definitely designed for a Southwestern Cardi.


  1. Julie says:

    That will look very sharp with your brindle boys!

  2. Traci says:

    I’ve been curious about kangaroo braided leads, but the price usually scares me away… where did you get this one done? Was it completely customized?? It’s very nice – I like it a lot! 🙂

    • myeye says:

      I linked to the lead maker. Click on Amanda in the post. I have turquoise rondelles — though the holes had to be enlarged. The hole MUST be larger than 4mm. The new Pandora beads have 5mm holes, so work well. Amanda has a great selection of unique beads as well. The cost for a 4-strand (1/8″ Diameter lead) is $.75 per inch, plus the beading cost. Pick the colors of the leather — I used 3 black strands and 1 whiskey strand. Pick the length, color of snap, etc. So, yes, it’s custom to the core.