Monday, August 20, 2012

DIY: Studded Clutch

So I have been on a kick with studding things I own, (but it's so much fun!). I had a purse I bought from Target on clearance and I wore it so much the strap broke. Instead of crying over spilt almond milk, I decided to revamp the purse and turn it into something fabulous and you can do it too!

Here is what you'll need:

 - 1 clutch bag or purse

 - Studded prong press
 - Awe (will be used to help make holes)
 - Studs (this will depend on how much you want to stud. I only did the top flap and used about 50 cone studs)

Step 1: Figure out where you want to place the stud. With the stud in hand, using force, push the stud through the fabric.

Step 2: You will now have holes where you placed your studs. If the prongs didn't go all the way through, using the Awe, poke through the marks so the hole continues to the other side. You will know that it was successful if you can push the prongs on the studs all the way through without a lot of effort.

Step 3: Using the prong press, push down the prongs on the studs to lock them in place. This will take a little muscle but it's totally worth the end result! Then repeat until you have the desired amount of studs and that's it!

This is the front view...

It's as simple as that! If you don't finish it all in one sitting...IT'S OKAY! This actually took me a couple of days to complete because I took breaks and such.

As always, enjoy!


Saturday, August 11, 2012

DIY: Studded Shorts

So I have a crazy amount of studs and I needed to find ways to use them. The studded shorts have been a recent trend so I decided to give them a try!

Here is what you need:

- A pair of denim shorts any style (I bought these from American Eagle on sale a while back)
- Studs any size and style (I used a combination of cone and pyramid studs)
- Awe (optional)
- Stud prong press

Step 1) Figure out where you want to place the studs. Place a stud where you want it and push it through the denim. If it doesn't go all the way through use the awe to make a hole.

Step 2) Using the prong press press the prongs inward so they secured to the shorts.

Step 3) Repeat until you have the desired amount of studs!

After some pondering I realized I wanted these to have more flare so I ended up adding more studs so the end result was this...

Pair these with a cute crop top or tank, sandals or boots and you are one fierce Fashionista! I'll try to post a few ways to wear these soon!



Saturday, August 4, 2012

DIY: Easy Studded Friendship Bracelet

Since friendship bracelets are so popular, I decided to a DIY. I remember when I used to make a whole bunch of these. I had one of the bead cases full of the yarn, beads, and other embellishments. Now that they are back, it has been a fun trip down memory lane with an updated twist!

Here is what you'll need:

- Stud Prong Press
- 1 Friendship Bracelet (you can either buy one or make one - this one I made myself)
- 4-5 Studs (depending on size): Mine are 1/2" round cone studs

Step 1: Flip over your friendship bracelet to the back. Position where you want you stud and push it through the bracelet. Don't worry! The threads may shift a little.

Here is a better view of what it will look like:

Step 2: Using the Stud prong press, push the prongs inward toward each other. This may take a little muscle depending on how big or small your studs are.

This is what it will look like on the front side of the bracelet:

Step 3: Repeat with the remaining studs until all are in place on the bracelet!

Step 4: Wear with fierceness! That's it! It's just that simple!

 (Butterfly blouse: Old Navy)