Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I DIY FOR: Super Studded Shorts

If studding things is wrong, I don't wanna be right. And luckily studded cutoffs are the next big trend perfect for creating a sick signature style for music fests, an edgy night out, sunny shopping Saturdays and beyond. With a bowl full of studs, time, patience and a steady hand these super studded shorts can make their way to your closet. So bring a silver statement to your summer style with these impressive embellished cutoffs that are truly to DIY for.

And if you would rather buy than DIY, please contact me at lisa.goetzke@yahoo.com to inquire about placing a custom order.

*Listed on Shop Copious and Etsy*

To prepare the perfect slightly distressed cutoffs, check out Step 1 in "I DIY FOR: Glow-In-The-Dark Aztec Cutoffs."

 Turn ordinary denim shorts into an extraordinary cutoffs with heavy metal embellishments.

What You Will Need:

1 - High Waisted Denim Cutoffs
300 - Tall English 77 Cone Studs*
1- Ruler
1- Metal Flat Edged Tool For Closing Studs

*Depending on the size and shape of your cutoffs you may need more that 300 studs. I used 282 to cover a W US Size 6. I would recommend anyone over a W US size 8 purchase additional studs to completely cover your cutoffs.


I purchased my studs online via StudsandSpikes.com. They had the greatest variety and best prices I could find and shipping was convenient and fast. I high recommend buying your spikes through them. The stud I specifically used can be found here.


1) How To Apply Studs






~ Punch the stud through the denim. This can be easily done by hand with little to medium force due to the pierced edges on each stud.


~ With a heavy-duty flat metal tool (I used a wood carving tool, but you can also use something similar) push the metal tips 90 degrees on each side until they feel secure.

~ This process will be continued for applying all studs.


2) Stud Your Pattern


~ Create an even allover studded pattern by creating horizontal rows of spikes. You can go by eye or use a ruler. Keep in mind that with a pattern this stud heavy that it is more important to organically place the studs in the most pleasing spot to create the best possible style.

~ Continue to stud until you have completed the entire front. 


3) Admire Your Work


~ After all your hard work studding these sick studded cutoffs you won't want to take them off!

~ Perfect for pairing with a crop bra top and kimono for a music fest or with a halfway tucked in white tee for a weekend out these studded gems with make a hard-edged statement with a signature fit.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

1 comment:

  1. thank you SOOOO much for this! I've been looking for these specific spikes so I can make these for my shop but they're so expensive on ebay! yours look awesome!

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