I was in Seminary, training for promotion in my Order when I first yielded to the House for training. I had a leather collar, trimmed in silver, and with a fairie in the center... it really looked like a collar. However, when I was ministering in the community but not among alternative-lifestyle folks, I had two collars that I wore over the course of my training years. They were both custom-made. The first was a hinged torq, covered in scroll-work, vines, leaves, and roses. I wore that one for two and a half years, before I earned my Chatelaine's collar... made of tiny, snake-like silver scales, and locked at the front with a magnetic bronze lock. Both of them were beautiful pieces of jewelry, and I never had an issue with any of my pastoral-care clients during the 4 years that I wore a collar.
< Message edited by CallaFirestormBW -- 9/3/2008 2:34:45 PM >
Said to me recently: "Look, I know you're the "voice of reason"... but dammit, I LIKE being unreasonable!!!!"
"Your mind is more interested in the challenge of becoming than the challenge of doing." Jon Benson, Bodybuilder/Trainer