Friday, January 6, 2012

oops i DIYed it again

That's right, I officially outdid myself. Eat your heart out Kourtney Kardashian -
this plaid cut-out shoulder shirt's got something the others don't: studs.


This DIY is not for the faint of heart - pliers, piercing, and a whole lotta clamping.
Fingers will get pinched, wrists will get weak, profanities will be uttered out of sheer frustration.
Still up for the challenge?! Let's get started, shall we..


You'll need: a good pair of needle nose pliers (available here) and STUDS. I bought mine from StudsandSpikes.com. Yes, such a site exists, and let me tell you - it's amazing.
I opted for the Pyramid Standard 1/2" Black Studs.


The technique: Cut out shoulders. Place the stud where you want it and poke it through the fabric. Take each prong and bend it inwards with your pliers (left picture above). Then, squeeze each prong as if you were trying to squeeze it against the inner wall of the stud to firmly wedge the fabric in between the stud (This gets a little tricky and is super hard to explain - this guy does a much better job of it!). Repeat a couple of dozen times and BAM!

Studded and shoulderless, at your service.



urban outfitters plaid shirt (men's department - similar style here), j brand skinny jeans (available here),
urban outfitters velvet loafer (available here)



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25 comments:

  1. Did something similar two year ago but it was with my tie-dyed shorts. Happy New Year! :)

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  2. Fabulous! Looks so cool and easy to get done! Loved the title btw!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  3. I love it even more now with the studs!!
    Happy weekend Jilly xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  4. LOVE this idea!! It looks amazing!:)xx

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  5. That is really very very very fab - clever girl x

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  6. Ah well done! This is amazing! I bought some recently but pinned them on to a shirt collar, no way near as impressive as this!

    http://januarysublime.com

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  7. Excellently done.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  8. I love this DIY. Might need to try it myself :D

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  9. this is so great!!! love it!!!

    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com

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  10. With a supply trip planned next weekend and studs already on the list, this DIY is a definite must do on!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  11. This diy is so awesome! I might have to try it for myself

    http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com

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  12. The shirt looks awesome!!!
    Great job!!!
    http://fashiondiarylooks4.blogspot.com

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  13. Yep, it's official, that shirt is amazing! i must try this.
    km-iamyou.blogspot.com
    x.

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  14. gorgeous DIY!! perfect result!!
    http://mychoicesaremystyle.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hey ! thanks for your comment

    wow the shirt looks so different now, but I definately like it
    very original

    www.tripsandtreasures.blogspot.com
    new outfit post !

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  16. Wow! You did a great job with the studs! It looks fantastic!

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  17. oh gosh this is probably the most fabulous diy project i´ve seen for a while, absolutely love that idea, great rockstar-chic-shirt;)
    love and kiss,mary

    http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the cut-out shoulder look - original and cool x

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  19. Im a little late to this stud party but holy studded amazingness LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totes pinning this to my DIY board. Thanks!

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