Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Go Stud Yourself.

It's no secret that studs are IN. I don't know about you, but I most certainly do not have the money to drop on a jacket/blouse/backfannypack/shorts/etc. that has an added $50 to the price because it has precious studs on it. Why these items are so expensive due to studs, I'll never know. It's not like they are freakin' diamonds. 

Recently, I found the perfect item to try and stud up... a military-style jacket. I haven't exactly thought about where I would like to stud on the jacket, but at least I have an item worth trying to stud on. And if I mess up, hey... it's too dark/camo-ey to even notice a difference if I pulled the studs out.

For beginners, try and find something in your closet that you never wear anymore and see if you can add a lil' somethin-somethin to it by studding the shit out of it! In my case,  that "something" would be an item balled up on my closet floor. Studding an item you never wear may just make it something you will LOVE to wear!

What you will need:

 {Item of your choice to stud}

 {Studs.. there are all types of studs.. it just kind of depends on the look you're going for}

Directions are as easy as...

1. Start by figuring out what pattern you want. Line up the stud and punch the spikes through.

2. Once you've done this, you will need something hard to press down the spikes. I used the end of tweezers. Push the spikes up into the back of the stud. This will prevent you from getting scratched while wearing your studded piece.

3. Once the stud is pressed down, the inside of the stud should look like a little 3-prong triangle or a 4-prong square, depending on which type of stud you are using. If you are using screw-on studs, use a sharp knife or scissors to poke a hole through the desired spot, stick the screw through, tighten the stud, and voila! And that is it! It's as easy as that!  Now, go crazy people.

Here are some photos to get you started on your studding project! 

Photos taken from various sources

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