I started with a DIY clutch that you might remember here. I had an extra zipper and fabric so I used this to create a smaller bag. You could also use an old clutch that you have lying around or find a cheap one at a store.
|Note: I used the Stylescrapbook DIY for the clutch|
I went to studsandspikes.com to order the studs I needed for the project. I found this website when I did my spiked sweatshirt here.
I initially ordered 2 bags of 100 count thinking that would be enough but had to halt the project when I ran out. Overall I used almost 300 studs! Lesson learned: order more than you think you're going to use.
I started by pressing the studs into the fabric of the clutch. This proved to be difficult since the fabric was thick and, word to the wise, will make your thumbs sore after a while. I pressed each stud into the fabric and bent the clasps inward to hold the stud in place on the clutch.
Repeat this step in the desired pattern. I wanted the whole clutch to be covered in studs so I stuck with straight lines all the way across, but you could also try a diagonal pattern or even a smaller pattern that doesn't cover the whole bag.
Here's the end result!!
|love the texture of the studs!|
|Tools: clutch, studs, pliers|