Sunday, October 7, 2012

More studded denim

I know I've done a studded denim tutorial before, but I wanted to do one more, this time with step by step photos. So here it goes,

What you'll need:

  • studs rf spikes of your choice (i recommend using, or you can google wholesale studs and look for some deals)
  • denim
  • needle nose pliers

Usually you can get away with not using a special studding tool if you're studding regular denim, or even double layered denim (like the collar of this jacket). It's bust to tweak the prongs a little before piercing the denim because they tend to flare outward a little bit when you buy them, and if you stud them like that it will create ripples in the denim.

Once you've got the stud through the denim, use your pliers to grasp the prong at the base and the bend it inward to lie flat on the denim. Repeat with the second prong.

Repeat for all the studs you want to put on your garment. after you finish they should all lie flat and look fairly uniform like this...

That's just about it! As a little troubleshooting comment, I'd say that if you're going to be adding a lot of studs to wear gardening gloves or some type of thick glove to protect your fingers. After putting all these studs on my jacket my finger tips were pretty raw. But hey, no pain no gain.

Happy studding!

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