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

Be on the lookout for several new collars coming soon for the Patriotic Kitties--That will simply say 4th of July, Picnics, Summertime!

SHOPPING FOR CAT COLLARS:
There are a LOT of collars available--both on Etsy and in pet supply stores--but all collars are not the same. Some differences in Luna Bugs Designs are less plastic--many collars have plastic sliders and stitching for reinforcement. Luna Bugs has metal sliders and rivets--this cost is much higher, but worth it for me to make a quality product. You will also notice that many places offer black buckles only or charge an upgrade to a color buckle. I'm here to tell you, it costs no more for colored buckles so at Luna Bugs you can have a choice of dozens of colors to compliment your collar choices.
The width of many cat collars for sale are less than 1/2 an inch. Luna Bugs Designs collars are full 1/2 in wide. With the exception of kitten collars, which are 3/8ths. NOTE: Kitten collars can be made 1/2 in if desired*
When Luna Bugs Designs it's customizable I mean it! Everything I make is tested on my own purr-babies and they only get the best of the best!


Summer prints have arrived !!! Luna Bugs Designs loves to keep things fresh--so you will notice that prints change often. With that said, if you are looking for a print you can no longer find on the site, just message me. I may still have the fabric or maybe can get it. I sometimes have to retire prints entirely because the fabric is no longer available. But other times I just take some off to give them a rest and put some fresh ones up. And if you are looking for something in particular that I don't have, let me know. I love a challenge to find it :)


***Elevated Dishes: Not complaining here, but I can't keep up with the dishes. I have sold almost all the new ones I made and have just added more. Please remember they are pretty much one of a kind. Once they sell out, I will most likely never be able to replicate them.

I've added a new section--25% Clearance for Samples and Discontinued items. I will be adding some collars and a dish or two soon! These will be already made collars, used for samples. They are mostly regular cat size--occasionally an Ex Lg or a Kitten may be added. There are no choices on buckles colors or hardware, but they will be discounted. The dishes are 8 in dishes and usually 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 in high. I will no longer be offering 8 in dishes unless it's by request.

A little FYI on check out. Etsy doesn't always calculate shipping correctly on combined items. I will ALWAYS refund you after I calculate it correctly.

***ABOUT LUNA BUGS DESIGNS SOFT COLLARS ? ***
My collars are very lightweight and soft on purpose which is why I call them soft collars. If you are looking for the weight of most other cat collars, you won't find it with Luna Bugs collars. This is to keep them from irritating and bothering your cat. Most cats and kittens adjust to them quickly and forget they're there. Also, it helps to keep them from losing fur around their necks or getting sores from the friction of a heavier collar. My collars are made from cotton fabric and lightweight fusion to give it stability and shape. They will never get fuzzy!
I use lightweight to medium weight fabric. Never heavy nylon like many collars are made of.
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!

Most of the prints and fabrics I use will not be found on other cat collars. And if by chance you do find a collar with the same print, it will not be the same Luna Bugs Designs soft collar!
YOU custom design your collar, your way! Start with a basic collar-- Choose from the many beautiful prints, add the buckle color of your choice, add Gold or Silver hardware. Bell or No Bell. Stop there or add-on a Bow, Charm and/or a matching colored Enamel Bell*** And if you'd like a fabric print I don't offer, message me and we can work it out. I do custom orders--if it is doable, I'm up for the challenge!

***For anyone who has bought from Luna Bugs Designs, I would greatly appreciate a review on Google as it helps with getting the shop noticed. Thank you ahead of time!
(Etsy doesn't post the link to click through, so you can just copy and paste )
Here's the link:
https://g.page/r/CVerHll0y8gUEBM/review

**New for 2023 FREE SHIPPING on all orders $35 and up

MORE INFO ABOUT LUNA BUGS DESIGNS**

Don't let the length of this scare you :) I put the new info at the top and the rest is stuff you can scan if and when you want to learn more about Luna Bugs Designs. I've broken it up into small sections so it's easy to scan and see if something interests you. But remember to check the top part often, because it changes.

PLEASE NOTE: I show the collars with bows in listings to show how they will look. The bows are optional. You can choose a collar with or without a bow in the drop down menu when ordering. ** The Bows are a cute addition, easily removable if needed or wanted and can move on the collar to where you want them.**

***Small Disclaimer: I absolutely LOVE seeing pictures of your purr-babies and I use them whenever I can throughout my listings. But if for any reason you don't want them to be used, please just let me know. Thanks

***Extra Tough Kitty Kickers has several new prints to choose from.
Available In two sizes--Jumbo and Kitten/Reg Discount when you buy 2 or more.
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 :) **Just added lots of new prints**

***REVIEWS:
A necessity for growing a business. While I realize no one can get 5 stars all the time--especially with handmade items--to help me improve, I would like to know what you feel could have made your purchase better, should you choose to leave less than 5 stars. A huge THANK YOU to all of you who have left such wonderful words of encouragement and support. I greatly appreciate it!***

***Follow LUNA BUGS DESIGNS on Instagram****

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.

**A little info on the Kitten Collars.
Kitten collars are slightly narrower than adult cat ones--but you can get the same color buckle options as the adult ones. (You can have the option of making them wider (1/2 inch) like the cat collars--just let me know.

How many fingers should fit under a cat collar?
Collars do actually need to be quite firmly fitted – you should only be able to get 1-2 fingers underneath. If too loose then the cat can gets its leg through. When you first fit the collar your cat may tense its neck muscles so always re-check the fit after a few minutes and adjust if necessary. Always remember to check and adjust your kitten's collar every few days--they grow fast!!!

Adult Cat and Ex Lg Adult Cat--1/2 in wide
Reg Kitten--7/16 in wide

Sizes:
All collars are 1/2 wide except the Kitten
Adult/Cat adjustable--approximately 8-11 in
Ex-Large Adult/Cat--adjustable--approximately 10-13 inches
Kitten adjustable--approximately 6-8 in (7/16 wide)

I am more than happy to do custom sizes too.
Please msg me with any time if you have questions or requests!

**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.

SAFETY INFO:
***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.

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 I donate collars and toys at cost to them to resale to adopters and at their fundraisers.

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 usually ship within 1-2 business days. You will *99.9% of the time get your purchase much sooner than It says on check-out--IF the Post Office does their part!

****I always combine shipping of more than one item whenever possible and issue a refund right away after you check out. Orders before shipping and taxes that are $35 or more, ship FREE*

***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--so don't be surprised when you see a Chewy, Amazon or some other box and wonder what you had ordered that you forgot about :)

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

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 5, 2023

"IN A PERFECT WORLD, EVERY CAT WOULD HAVE A HOME AND EVERY HOME WOULD HAVE A CAT..."
LUNA BUGS NEWS

Be on the lookout for several new collars coming soon for the Patriotic Kitties--That will simply say 4th of July, Picnics, Summertime!

SHOPPING FOR CAT COLLARS:
There are a LOT of collars available--both on Etsy and in pet supply stores--but all collars are not the same. Some differences in Luna Bugs Designs are less plastic--many collars have plastic sliders and stitching for reinforcement. Luna Bugs has metal sliders and rivets--this cost is much higher, but worth it for me to make a quality product. You will also notice that many places offer black buckles only or charge an upgrade to a color buckle. I'm here to tell you, it costs no more for colored buckles so at Luna Bugs you can have a choice of dozens of colors to compliment your collar choices.
The width of many cat collars for sale are less than 1/2 an inch. Luna Bugs Designs collars are full 1/2 in wide. With the exception of kitten collars, which are 3/8ths. NOTE: Kitten collars can be made 1/2 in if desired*
When Luna Bugs Designs it's customizable I mean it! Everything I make is tested on my own purr-babies and they only get the best of the best!


Summer prints have arrived !!! Luna Bugs Designs loves to keep things fresh--so you will notice that prints change often. With that said, if you are looking for a print you can no longer find on the site, just message me. I may still have the fabric or maybe can get it. I sometimes have to retire prints entirely because the fabric is no longer available. But other times I just take some off to give them a rest and put some fresh ones up. And if you are looking for something in particular that I don't have, let me know. I love a challenge to find it :)


***Elevated Dishes: Not complaining here, but I can't keep up with the dishes. I have sold almost all the new ones I made and have just added more. Please remember they are pretty much one of a kind. Once they sell out, I will most likely never be able to replicate them.

I've added a new section--25% Clearance for Samples and Discontinued items. I will be adding some collars and a dish or two soon! These will be already made collars, used for samples. They are mostly regular cat size--occasionally an Ex Lg or a Kitten may be added. There are no choices on buckles colors or hardware, but they will be discounted. The dishes are 8 in dishes and usually 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 in high. I will no longer be offering 8 in dishes unless it's by request.

A little FYI on check out. Etsy doesn't always calculate shipping correctly on combined items. I will ALWAYS refund you after I calculate it correctly.

***ABOUT LUNA BUGS DESIGNS SOFT COLLARS ? ***
My collars are very lightweight and soft on purpose which is why I call them soft collars. If you are looking for the weight of most other cat collars, you won't find it with Luna Bugs collars. This is to keep them from irritating and bothering your cat. Most cats and kittens adjust to them quickly and forget they're there. Also, it helps to keep them from losing fur around their necks or getting sores from the friction of a heavier collar. My collars are made from cotton fabric and lightweight fusion to give it stability and shape. They will never get fuzzy!
I use lightweight to medium weight fabric. Never heavy nylon like many collars are made of.
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!

Most of the prints and fabrics I use will not be found on other cat collars. And if by chance you do find a collar with the same print, it will not be the same Luna Bugs Designs soft collar!
YOU custom design your collar, your way! Start with a basic collar-- Choose from the many beautiful prints, add the buckle color of your choice, add Gold or Silver hardware. Bell or No Bell. Stop there or add-on a Bow, Charm and/or a matching colored Enamel Bell*** And if you'd like a fabric print I don't offer, message me and we can work it out. I do custom orders--if it is doable, I'm up for the challenge!

***For anyone who has bought from Luna Bugs Designs, I would greatly appreciate a review on Google as it helps with getting the shop noticed. Thank you ahead of time!
(Etsy doesn't post the link to click through, so you can just copy and paste )
Here's the link:
https://g.page/r/CVerHll0y8gUEBM/review

**New for 2023 FREE SHIPPING on all orders $35 and up

MORE INFO ABOUT LUNA BUGS DESIGNS**

Don't let the length of this scare you :) I put the new info at the top and the rest is stuff you can scan if and when you want to learn more about Luna Bugs Designs. I've broken it up into small sections so it's easy to scan and see if something interests you. But remember to check the top part often, because it changes.

PLEASE NOTE: I show the collars with bows in listings to show how they will look. The bows are optional. You can choose a collar with or without a bow in the drop down menu when ordering. ** The Bows are a cute addition, easily removable if needed or wanted and can move on the collar to where you want them.**

***Small Disclaimer: I absolutely LOVE seeing pictures of your purr-babies and I use them whenever I can throughout my listings. But if for any reason you don't want them to be used, please just let me know. Thanks

***Extra Tough Kitty Kickers has several new prints to choose from.
Available In two sizes--Jumbo and Kitten/Reg Discount when you buy 2 or more.
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 :) **Just added lots of new prints**

***REVIEWS:
A necessity for growing a business. While I realize no one can get 5 stars all the time--especially with handmade items--to help me improve, I would like to know what you feel could have made your purchase better, should you choose to leave less than 5 stars. A huge THANK YOU to all of you who have left such wonderful words of encouragement and support. I greatly appreciate it!***

***Follow LUNA BUGS DESIGNS on Instagram****

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.

**A little info on the Kitten Collars.
Kitten collars are slightly narrower than adult cat ones--but you can get the same color buckle options as the adult ones. (You can have the option of making them wider (1/2 inch) like the cat collars--just let me know.

How many fingers should fit under a cat collar?
Collars do actually need to be quite firmly fitted – you should only be able to get 1-2 fingers underneath. If too loose then the cat can gets its leg through. When you first fit the collar your cat may tense its neck muscles so always re-check the fit after a few minutes and adjust if necessary. Always remember to check and adjust your kitten's collar every few days--they grow fast!!!

Adult Cat and Ex Lg Adult Cat--1/2 in wide
Reg Kitten--7/16 in wide

Sizes:
All collars are 1/2 wide except the Kitten
Adult/Cat adjustable--approximately 8-11 in
Ex-Large Adult/Cat--adjustable--approximately 10-13 inches
Kitten adjustable--approximately 6-8 in (7/16 wide)

I am more than happy to do custom sizes too.
Please msg me with any time if you have questions or requests!

**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.

SAFETY INFO:
***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.

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 I donate collars and toys at cost to them to resale to adopters and at their fundraisers.

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 usually ship within 1-2 business days. You will *99.9% of the time get your purchase much sooner than It says on check-out--IF the Post Office does their part!

****I always combine shipping of more than one item whenever possible and issue a refund right away after you check out. Orders before shipping and taxes that are $35 or more, ship FREE*

***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--so don't be surprised when you see a Chewy, Amazon or some other box and wonder what you had ordered that you forgot about :)

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

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  • Luna Bugs Designs

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    LunaBugsDesigns started because I am a cat lover and I love making things. I grew tired of poorly made cat collars and decided to make them for my own cats and then opened a shop. I also donate items to a local rescue SymbioticInc.org

  • Luna Bug

    Assistant, CEO(Cat Executive Officer), Model

    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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Last updated on Jul 31, 2021

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