My name is Ann DeLucas and I am the designer and artisan of BullieShrink Designs. I was born and raised in NW Pennsylvania and left after high school, looking for an adventure and wanting to see life beyond my small town. I joined the US Navy which brought me to San Diego, CA where I lived until 2018 when after 40 years, we moved to Coastal North Carolina.
I’ve always loved crystals, color, and sparkle. As a young child I would get into my mother’s jewelry box and play with her crystal necklace loving how it sparkled and changed color in the light. That little girl in me never changed and when I discovered the gorgeous colors and sparkle in dichroic, lampwork and Murano glass beads, I put them together with crystals and other beads into necklaces. I then discovered iron-on crystals and started designing clothing.
The collar designs grew out of necessity because I wanted my dogs to have gorgeous collars but couldn’t find what I wanted for my bullmastiffs. I wanted elegant and sparklie but needed it to be safe and secure. So I designed and made 7 different styles of collars and BullieShrink Designs was born. Several years later I added Designer Cool Coats, Bitch’s Britches, Posh Parkas, and kangaroo leather show leads.