Sunday, 29 April 2012

OOTD #1 - DIY Studded Collar




I just thought I'd put up a more detailed post about my 'DIY studded collar' for those who want to try it out themselves, even if your just to be curious about studding for the first time or where I purchased the studs from. Its a quick and easy way to jazz up your outfit, cost are minimal and so are the tools you'll be using. 

First of all I purchased my studs from JosyRose website they were £2.25 per 10 grams which works out roughly 55 studs, they have many different types to choose from which come in either gold or silver. I then looked through my clothes and chose which piece I wanted to stud, I ended up going with my red sheer shirt from Topshop which was brought quite a while back now so I'm not sure if its still available to buy, but the reason I chose it was because it had gold button detail which I thought would go really well with the studs and look a little more eye catching. 

Once your studs have arrive you'll see they have a claw like back which is how they stay on the shirt and this where your tool comes in, a blunt kitchen knife. As you get an idea of where your going to place your studs weather it be the collar or the cuff of the sleeve or even a pocket, you poke the stud through the material and then carefully press each spike from the back down using your blunt kitchen knife and then your stud should stay firmly placed (even in the wash). Continue to repeat this until you have completed your look, and that is really all you need to do, depending on the surface area is weather it becomes quite time consuming however the end result is defiantly worth it.

So get studding girls, 
Natalie xxx

Please if your under 16yrs ask a parent/carer for assistance as it could be dangerous...



Shirt: Topshop
Bottoms: H&M
Shoes: River Island
Studs: JosyRose

10 comments:

  1. I've wanted to do this to a top for ages! It looks really good :)
    Thanks for following! xx

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    1. Try it, its easier than you think.. No problem :) xxx

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  2. Really great idea! Your shirt looks great :)
    I bought some 'fancy' buttons a while back to jazz something up but didn't know what - you've just inspired me to dig them out again, whever they may be...xx

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  3. really clever idea! Might have to do this over summer! Great look :) thanks for the follow - am now following yours! xx

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  4. OOh, I must try this! Just followed your blog! :)

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  5. So pretty! Love this!

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  6. I love this outfit! So clever how you studded the collar! You're a very pretty one too :)...new follower xxx

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  7. I love what you have done to this shirt! Looks great :) xx

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I love it when you comment and give me feedback, so feel free to ramble on.. I will respond to all comments as soon as i can, oh and dont forget to click that follow button before you leave. Much love Natalie xxx