Finally, my order from Studs and Spikes arrived in the mail where it took about 20 working days to ship to Australia. I'm so esctatic because they look exactly how I imagined. I ordered a bag of 50 Standard English77 Golden Studs and a bag of 100 Standard 1/2 Pyramid Silver Studs.
To shop for studs go to http://studsandspikes.com/
For this DIY post, I'll be using the Standard English77 Golden studs from Studs and Spikes, or in other words gold cone studs. Pictured right is a close up of the studs I will be using. As you can see, the front consists of a smooth gold tone metal in the shape of a cone and the back features 2 sharp prongs which will puncture the fabric. A pack of 50 should be enough to stud an entire collar.
Of course, this DIY is only a reference and you can use whatever size, style or colour studs you like.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
* Collared shirt
* Pack of 50 studs
* Butter knife (optional)
* Scissors (optional)
LETS GETS STARTED:
1. Decide where you want to place the first stud. If you want to mark it out with pencil you can.
2. Get your first stud and gently push the prongs into the fabric. It should look like PICTURE 1. If you're having difficulty puncturing the fabric, you might want to use scissors to create some holes first.
3. Flip the fabric upside down and fold the prongs over one by one. This is where the optional butter knife comes in. If you've got delicate fingers, use the butter knife to gently press it down.
4. Get creative, repeat steps 2-3 until you've reached your desired result. You can choose to stud the tips of the collar, the entire collar or your entire shirt! For inspiration go to my studded collar inspiration post.