LunaBugsDesigns

Cat collars, Cat dishes, Toys, Handmade & Upcycled

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Announcement    "IN A PERFECT WORLD, EVERY CAT WOULD HAVE A HOME AND EVERY HOME WOULD HAVE A CAT..."
LUNA BUGS NEWS **EVERYTHING is on SALE 20% off 11/19-12/1 No coupon needed

Check out my other shop Redbriar Cottage for vintage and unique items.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedbriarCottage
20% off everything there too!

NEW: Just added new over the collar Kitty Bandanas! If you don't need a new collar but want to give your kitty a change, bandanas are an easy option. Lots of prints for Christmas and every day. Far too many to add to the drop down menu, so if you see a print you'd like, let me know. If it's is available, I'd be glad to do it. The Bandanas are double sided with either a contrasting print or a contrasting solid fabric. These are much safer for kitties than tie on bandanas, since they are attached to the collar with the breakaway buckle should they become snagged on something.

This is Luna's ( and mine) favorite time of year! Christmas Holidays! Luna's birthday is in December so she's extra excited! The Holiday shopping will officially begin!
So as you're looking for a Fall/Thanksgiving collar, check out the Christmas/Holiday listings. I kind of went a little crazy, since it's my favorite Holiday, and have well over 20 collars available and numerous toys in Holiday prints. Have fun shopping!

Extra Small Kitten Collars are available again. These are the tiny baby collars with the tiny breakaway buckles--good for kittens up to about 3 months depending on their size. Some kittens are bigger and go right into a regular kitten collar.
*Note due to the smallness of the Ex Small collars, keep in mind not all prints will fit as well as a wider collar--though the colors may be great. And at this time the company I get the Ex Small Breakaway Buckles from only offer them in black. The colored buckles are bigger and won't fit on the tiny collars--so for now--black only. If they ever get them in, I will most definitely add them.

Extra Small Kitten-- approximately 5-7 in (3/8 in wide)
If your kitten's neck measures 6 in go up to the regular kitten collar**

***I'm BACK! For those that followed my other shop REDBRIAR COTTAGE and for anyone that likes vintage and odds and ends--I just reopened my other shop on Etsy after taking a year off to work on Luna Bugs Designs!
This will take you to the shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedbriarCottage
but if there's any problem let me know and just put in a search in Etsy for REDBRIAR COTTAGE

SHIPPING UPDATE:
Although things get slower with the Post Office during the Holidays--I will still always try to get your order in the mail in 1-3 business days!
During the Holidays I get a lot more orders and I want to make sure there's plenty of time. But, with that said, I usually ship within 1-2 business days, rarely more. You will *99% of the time get your purchase much sooner than It says--if the Post Office does their part!

**On the drop down menus, there is very limited space as to what I can add--so when it says just bell, you can get any bell--enamel, gold or silver--your choice. Give me 2-3 color choices on the enamel ones in case I am out of your first choice. If you just choose enamel bell without a color choice, I will match one to the collar print.

NEW FISH Catnip Toys have been added. They're a big hit at my house--even my senior boy loves them and they come in Holiday fabric!

**Just added a few more upcycled dishes but some are already gone- So if you see one you like, don't wait--Rarely are any two exactly alike and I most likely will not be able to duplicate it again. **

*FUR* Cat Nappers/Biscuit Makers are here! And they are now in a larger size--18 x 20. They will make a great gift for your purr-babies at Christmas! And of course any time you want to pamper your purr-kids--and let's face it--who doesn't? :) They are such a great way to control the hair when you purr-kids like to snooze on the furniture. And they look stylish too!

***WHY BREAKAWAY/QUICK RELEASE BUCKLES ARE IMPORTANT FOR CATS***

For many cat owners, you're probably already aware of the reasons for breakaway or also known as, quick release buckles. I realized recently that not everyone does know why they are important--even for inside only cats. Cats, unlike dogs, can climb and get into spaces where a collar might get caught--especially if they go outside. If not for a quick release buckle, the cat could panic and sadly it could be fatal or at the very least cause serious injury. If the collar is too loose a cat has been known to get a leg caught in it or their bottom jaw--again, without quick release, it could be tragic. So I only offer breakaway buckles even though I have been asked to put a traditional buckle from time to time. I personally won't do it. I know many shops on Etsy that do offer non-breakaway on cat collars. Luna Bugs Designs does not and will never put an animal in danger by doing so.
With that said, due to the fact the buckles do release, some cats are better than others at getting their collars off. This is in no way a sign the buckle is defective. On the contrary--it means they are doing what they are supposed to do. The buckles I use are in my opinion, stronger than most. But no breakaway buckle is going to stay put if your cats are playing and one pulls on the other one's collar--as mine often do. Or if your cat gets caught on something and you didn't see it happen but you find the collar laying on the floor somewhere--it means it did it's job. Sadly, the downside is collars do get lost--but in my opinion--better a collar than our beloved purr-babies.

WHAT MAKES LUNA BUGS DESIGNS COLLARS SPECIAL? *

All Luna Bugs Designs collars are *only* made with safety breakaway buckles. They may look like a regular buckle, but these are higher quality than most breakaway buckles and require a bit more tug to break apart. Not as easy to get lost but will definitely break apart in the event of an emergency.
You may also notice many cat collars are made from heavy nylon or with a heavy bonding material much like what is used on dog collars to give them shape and strength. And many cats dislike wearing collars because of this. It makes them bulkier and heavy.
My collars are very lightweight and soft on purpose. This is to keep them from irritating and bothering your cat. Most cats and kittens adjust to them quickly and they forget they're there. Also, it helps to keep them from losing fur around their necks from the friction of a heavier collar. My collars are made from cotton fabric and lightweight fusion to give it stability and shape.
We, as humans may like the weight of a heavier collar in our hands, but cats are not so thrilled with that extra weight around their necks.

**Just a little info on the Kitten Collars and Dog Collars.

Kitten collars are slightly narrower than adult cat ones--but can get the same color buckle options as the adult ones.

Adult Cat and Ex Lg Adult Cat--1/2 in wide
Reg Kitten--7/16 in wide
Please msg me with any time if you have questions or requests!

NEW TOUGH Katnip Kitty Kickers
These are doing well and the feedback from customers who've bought them has been great! I think they are going to be a keeper :) Look for new prints soon!!!
Made from tougher fabrics such as Canvas, Denim and Duck for the tough kitties that rip into the lighter weight cotton! The cotton fabric ones are still available--but for the kitties that think they are jungle cats and rip their toys apart--the canvas ones are a good choice. We won't name names--you all know who they are :)

I recently started an email newsletter for Luna Bugs Designs. The way it is set up, when you place an order, you will receive an email to opt into the newsletter. If you choose not to, you can opt out--easy peasy. The newsletter will be occasional for new items, sales and promotions etc. I promise not to spam. You won't get dozens of emails a month--more like one maybe two in a month. But if you do opt in and decide you don't want it, you are always able to unsubscribe. If you have any problems or questions, please let me know.

***Bunny Ear Bows are optional. You can order a collar with or without them. I only put the pictures on some listings to show what they look like with a bow. They are also easily removed if want or need to. Unlike some collars with bows that are sewn or glued on, these tie on and untie to come off to be washed or removed entirely if you want. ***


*** Luna Bugs is all about designing your collar your way! :)
You are welcome to request any color buckle I have available on any collar, even if it's not listed. I try to choose the best colors that might go with a particular collar, due to space when making the drop down menu--and I know it's still long in spite of that :) But if a buckle color is not listed and you would like it, just leave me a note at checkout. I'd be glad to put it on. ***

SOME QUESTIONS CAT OWNERS ASK:
Should I put a collar on my indoor cat?
Even indoor-only cats should wear collars, because if your cat does get out, a well-meaning person may think your cat is a stray and take her to an animal shelter. With an ID collar, your cat has a better chance of safely and quickly getting back home

Do bells on collars damage cats hearing?
Effectiveness aside, many pet parents worry that a bell will hurt their cat's ears. According to Veterinary PhD student Rachel Malakani, a collar bell will produce sound at about 50-60 dB, but studies have shown cats to be unaffected by sounds under 80 dB

****I would like to add that the bells I use are very quiet. But in the event your cat gets outside or stuck/locked somewhere, you could probably hear the soft jingle of the bell to help locate them. And if they happen to get out and go after birds and wildlife, it would give them a fighting chance to get away from the cat.
With that said, you will always have the option of bell or no bell on any collar you buy. And should you get a bell and not like it, it can easily be removed from the split ring on the collar.

LUNA BUGS DESIGNS Supports Animal Rescue. Luna is a rescue as are her two cat brothers, Indy and Catman and her dog sister, Roxy (2006-2022)
Every purchase helps animal rescue. I support a local rescue in Suffolk, VA called Symbiotic Inc.org
Every cat or kitten that is adopted from them goes home with a Luna Bugs Designs collar. I also donate items for their fundraisers. Your purchases help me to help them!

Luna Bugs Designs Shop Policy

***Due to the items I sell being handmade and custom, exchanges or returns are usually not accepted. But I will go by a case by case situation. Contact me if there is an issue or you need to return/exchange for some reason.
I take a lot of pride in being an honest seller. The customer rules as far as I'm concerned--If you're not happy, I'm not happy! Let's fix it!
I am not only a seller, but I am also a buyer, and I know what good customer service means. I treat my customers as I would like to be treated.

MORE INFO:
My Personal GUARANTEE! I stand by all my cat collars with a 6 month guarantee against workmanship. Should an issue with workmanship arise within 6 months of purchase, I will replace with a new collar. Workmanship would be if something comes apart or the buckle breaks. It does not include loss, normal wear or damage done by the pet. **

SHIPPING: I always combine shipping of more than one item whenever possible and issue a refund right away after you check out.
***I DO NOT make extra money by gouging the shipping costs.** I even pay out of pocket for the difference sometimes, if I err on the side of low.
I also upcycle and recycle packing materials whenever I can, to offset waste.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MY SMALL BUSINESS AND HELPING LUNA BUGS DESIGNS GROW!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 20, 2022

"IN A PERFECT WORLD, EVERY CAT WOULD HAVE A HOME AND EVERY HOME WOULD HAVE A CAT..."
LUNA BUGS NEWS **EVERYTHING is on SALE 20% off 11/19-12/1 No coupon needed

Check out my other shop Redbriar Cottage for vintage and unique items.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedbriarCottage
20% off everything there too!

NEW: Just added new over the collar Kitty Bandanas! If you don't need a new collar but want to give your kitty a change, bandanas are an easy option. Lots of prints for Christmas and every day. Far too many to add to the drop down menu, so if you see a print you'd like, let me know. If it's is available, I'd be glad to do it. The Bandanas are double sided with either a contrasting print or a contrasting solid fabric. These are much safer for kitties than tie on bandanas, since they are attached to the collar with the breakaway buckle should they become snagged on something.

This is Luna's ( and mine) favorite time of year! Christmas Holidays! Luna's birthday is in December so she's extra excited! The Holiday shopping will officially begin!
So as you're looking for a Fall/Thanksgiving collar, check out the Christmas/Holiday listings. I kind of went a little crazy, since it's my favorite Holiday, and have well over 20 collars available and numerous toys in Holiday prints. Have fun shopping!

Extra Small Kitten Collars are available again. These are the tiny baby collars with the tiny breakaway buckles--good for kittens up to about 3 months depending on their size. Some kittens are bigger and go right into a regular kitten collar.
*Note due to the smallness of the Ex Small collars, keep in mind not all prints will fit as well as a wider collar--though the colors may be great. And at this time the company I get the Ex Small Breakaway Buckles from only offer them in black. The colored buckles are bigger and won't fit on the tiny collars--so for now--black only. If they ever get them in, I will most definitely add them.

Extra Small Kitten-- approximately 5-7 in (3/8 in wide)
If your kitten's neck measures 6 in go up to the regular kitten collar**

***I'm BACK! For those that followed my other shop REDBRIAR COTTAGE and for anyone that likes vintage and odds and ends--I just reopened my other shop on Etsy after taking a year off to work on Luna Bugs Designs!
This will take you to the shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedbriarCottage
but if there's any problem let me know and just put in a search in Etsy for REDBRIAR COTTAGE

SHIPPING UPDATE:
Although things get slower with the Post Office during the Holidays--I will still always try to get your order in the mail in 1-3 business days!
During the Holidays I get a lot more orders and I want to make sure there's plenty of time. But, with that said, I usually ship within 1-2 business days, rarely more. You will *99% of the time get your purchase much sooner than It says--if the Post Office does their part!

**On the drop down menus, there is very limited space as to what I can add--so when it says just bell, you can get any bell--enamel, gold or silver--your choice. Give me 2-3 color choices on the enamel ones in case I am out of your first choice. If you just choose enamel bell without a color choice, I will match one to the collar print.

NEW FISH Catnip Toys have been added. They're a big hit at my house--even my senior boy loves them and they come in Holiday fabric!

**Just added a few more upcycled dishes but some are already gone- So if you see one you like, don't wait--Rarely are any two exactly alike and I most likely will not be able to duplicate it again. **

*FUR* Cat Nappers/Biscuit Makers are here! And they are now in a larger size--18 x 20. They will make a great gift for your purr-babies at Christmas! And of course any time you want to pamper your purr-kids--and let's face it--who doesn't? :) They are such a great way to control the hair when you purr-kids like to snooze on the furniture. And they look stylish too!

***WHY BREAKAWAY/QUICK RELEASE BUCKLES ARE IMPORTANT FOR CATS***

For many cat owners, you're probably already aware of the reasons for breakaway or also known as, quick release buckles. I realized recently that not everyone does know why they are important--even for inside only cats. Cats, unlike dogs, can climb and get into spaces where a collar might get caught--especially if they go outside. If not for a quick release buckle, the cat could panic and sadly it could be fatal or at the very least cause serious injury. If the collar is too loose a cat has been known to get a leg caught in it or their bottom jaw--again, without quick release, it could be tragic. So I only offer breakaway buckles even though I have been asked to put a traditional buckle from time to time. I personally won't do it. I know many shops on Etsy that do offer non-breakaway on cat collars. Luna Bugs Designs does not and will never put an animal in danger by doing so.
With that said, due to the fact the buckles do release, some cats are better than others at getting their collars off. This is in no way a sign the buckle is defective. On the contrary--it means they are doing what they are supposed to do. The buckles I use are in my opinion, stronger than most. But no breakaway buckle is going to stay put if your cats are playing and one pulls on the other one's collar--as mine often do. Or if your cat gets caught on something and you didn't see it happen but you find the collar laying on the floor somewhere--it means it did it's job. Sadly, the downside is collars do get lost--but in my opinion--better a collar than our beloved purr-babies.

WHAT MAKES LUNA BUGS DESIGNS COLLARS SPECIAL? *

All Luna Bugs Designs collars are *only* made with safety breakaway buckles. They may look like a regular buckle, but these are higher quality than most breakaway buckles and require a bit more tug to break apart. Not as easy to get lost but will definitely break apart in the event of an emergency.
You may also notice many cat collars are made from heavy nylon or with a heavy bonding material much like what is used on dog collars to give them shape and strength. And many cats dislike wearing collars because of this. It makes them bulkier and heavy.
My collars are very lightweight and soft on purpose. This is to keep them from irritating and bothering your cat. Most cats and kittens adjust to them quickly and they forget they're there. Also, it helps to keep them from losing fur around their necks from the friction of a heavier collar. My collars are made from cotton fabric and lightweight fusion to give it stability and shape.
We, as humans may like the weight of a heavier collar in our hands, but cats are not so thrilled with that extra weight around their necks.

**Just a little info on the Kitten Collars and Dog Collars.

Kitten collars are slightly narrower than adult cat ones--but can get the same color buckle options as the adult ones.

Adult Cat and Ex Lg Adult Cat--1/2 in wide
Reg Kitten--7/16 in wide
Please msg me with any time if you have questions or requests!

NEW TOUGH Katnip Kitty Kickers
These are doing well and the feedback from customers who've bought them has been great! I think they are going to be a keeper :) Look for new prints soon!!!
Made from tougher fabrics such as Canvas, Denim and Duck for the tough kitties that rip into the lighter weight cotton! The cotton fabric ones are still available--but for the kitties that think they are jungle cats and rip their toys apart--the canvas ones are a good choice. We won't name names--you all know who they are :)

I recently started an email newsletter for Luna Bugs Designs. The way it is set up, when you place an order, you will receive an email to opt into the newsletter. If you choose not to, you can opt out--easy peasy. The newsletter will be occasional for new items, sales and promotions etc. I promise not to spam. You won't get dozens of emails a month--more like one maybe two in a month. But if you do opt in and decide you don't want it, you are always able to unsubscribe. If you have any problems or questions, please let me know.

***Bunny Ear Bows are optional. You can order a collar with or without them. I only put the pictures on some listings to show what they look like with a bow. They are also easily removed if want or need to. Unlike some collars with bows that are sewn or glued on, these tie on and untie to come off to be washed or removed entirely if you want. ***


*** Luna Bugs is all about designing your collar your way! :)
You are welcome to request any color buckle I have available on any collar, even if it's not listed. I try to choose the best colors that might go with a particular collar, due to space when making the drop down menu--and I know it's still long in spite of that :) But if a buckle color is not listed and you would like it, just leave me a note at checkout. I'd be glad to put it on. ***

SOME QUESTIONS CAT OWNERS ASK:
Should I put a collar on my indoor cat?
Even indoor-only cats should wear collars, because if your cat does get out, a well-meaning person may think your cat is a stray and take her to an animal shelter. With an ID collar, your cat has a better chance of safely and quickly getting back home

Do bells on collars damage cats hearing?
Effectiveness aside, many pet parents worry that a bell will hurt their cat's ears. According to Veterinary PhD student Rachel Malakani, a collar bell will produce sound at about 50-60 dB, but studies have shown cats to be unaffected by sounds under 80 dB

****I would like to add that the bells I use are very quiet. But in the event your cat gets outside or stuck/locked somewhere, you could probably hear the soft jingle of the bell to help locate them. And if they happen to get out and go after birds and wildlife, it would give them a fighting chance to get away from the cat.
With that said, you will always have the option of bell or no bell on any collar you buy. And should you get a bell and not like it, it can easily be removed from the split ring on the collar.

LUNA BUGS DESIGNS Supports Animal Rescue. Luna is a rescue as are her two cat brothers, Indy and Catman and her dog sister, Roxy (2006-2022)
Every purchase helps animal rescue. I support a local rescue in Suffolk, VA called Symbiotic Inc.org
Every cat or kitten that is adopted from them goes home with a Luna Bugs Designs collar. I also donate items for their fundraisers. Your purchases help me to help them!

Luna Bugs Designs Shop Policy

***Due to the items I sell being handmade and custom, exchanges or returns are usually not accepted. But I will go by a case by case situation. Contact me if there is an issue or you need to return/exchange for some reason.
I take a lot of pride in being an honest seller. The customer rules as far as I'm concerned--If you're not happy, I'm not happy! Let's fix it!
I am not only a seller, but I am also a buyer, and I know what good customer service means. I treat my customers as I would like to be treated.

MORE INFO:
My Personal GUARANTEE! I stand by all my cat collars with a 6 month guarantee against workmanship. Should an issue with workmanship arise within 6 months of purchase, I will replace with a new collar. Workmanship would be if something comes apart or the buckle breaks. It does not include loss, normal wear or damage done by the pet. **

SHIPPING: I always combine shipping of more than one item whenever possible and issue a refund right away after you check out.
***I DO NOT make extra money by gouging the shipping costs.** I even pay out of pocket for the difference sometimes, if I err on the side of low.
I also upcycle and recycle packing materials whenever I can, to offset waste.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MY SMALL BUSINESS AND HELPING LUNA BUGS DESIGNS GROW!

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How Luna Bugs Designs was born

I have always been a cat lover and I have always put collars on all my cats. I found myself buying LOTS of collars and spending a lot of money for not so great products. They would get fuzzy or fall apart. I was just not impressed. I decided one day, not long ago, to begin making my own collars. After a few hit or misses, I finally got them where I wanted them to be and Luna Bugs Designs was born. I named the shop after one of my rescue cats, Luna. She had a tough start in life, coming into the shelter with her mom at 3 days of age. She spent the first 4 months of her life in the shelter until we met and she came home with me. She is the best kitty model for my creations and loves showing how to play with the toys. My collars are soft and lightweight unlike some of the heavier nylon collars that aggravate some cats and irritate skin. My collars are also riveted, not sewn at connection points. I offer a large selection of 100% cotton fabric and nickel plated hardware. The buckles come in many complimentary colors to the fabric and you have your choice of color.

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  • Luna Bugs Designs

    Owner

    LunaBugsDesigns started because I am a cat lover and I love making things. I also donate to a local rescue SymbioticInc.org Every cat or kitten adopted from them goes home with a donated LunaBugsDesign collar. I am the sole owner and designer.

  • Luna Bug

    Assistant, CEO(Cat Executive Officer)

    Luna--the namesake of the company--has been my assistant from day one of opening. She is a great helper and does such duties as sitting on fabric I try to cut. Sits in front of the sewing machine, steals catnip. I don't know what I'd without her.

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