I really wanted to stud the underside of an oversized bag because I liked how the studs would remain discreet yet, just from the right angle, people can sneak a peek of the spiky goodness hidden beneath. I didn't want small wimpy pyramid studs either, so I found some pretty massive 1 inchers. They're pretty kick-ass looking.
All you'll need is:
- bag you're willing to sacrifice for the purposes of DIY
- studs (gold or silver, it's your pick)
- exacto knife
- kick-ass music playlist** (**not mandatory, but placing a 100 or so studs takes what seems like an eternity. Music will keep you sane from the repetition.)
Some quick pointers: Do measure the underside of your bag and make sure you'll have enough studs to fill it up entirely. There's nothing more anti-climactic than placing studs for about an hour, until about 3/4 the way through you realize you're short 50 studs and need to order more. I calculated that I needed ~100 1"x1" pyramid studs to fill the surface area of my bag. Lastly, before placing a stud in, imprint the prongs on the leather. Then take the knife and cut small slits where the impressions are. Pop the studs in, fold the prongs down, and you're done. Good luck!
also like the idea of braiding scarves.. ima have to try that. much easier on the eyes when you are piling them on, no?
Perhaps he will diy himself in studs one day. Yes a bird covered entirely in studs is always nice.
thank you so much for the lovely comment btw <333
shall be favouriting your blog ;)
freakin' lethal bag xD
you did so good on the DIY!
i would try, but im scared ill totally mess up!
would love for you to visit my blog
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love your blog!