here's a peek at a small project i worked on last week.
i bought these cobalt loafers along with a matching pair in cheetah at the end of the summer.
while the cheetah pair were immediately incorporated as wardrobe regulars
i hardly ever wore the cobalt pair.
something about them screamed Hugh Hefner & also my kindergarten teacher Miss Bolen simulataneously. so, in short, they were really messing with me.
i figured i could edge them up a little bit & turned to Studs & Spikes for inspiration.
i picked out the 3/8" gold pyramid studs and they had them shipped that same day.
here's what i did:
*using a box-cutter or exacto knife, whichever you have that is sharp! measure the length
of the stud prongs. also measuring the distance between the prongs, make your first cuts.
full disclosure: i eyeballed all my cuts & you can tell.
when you're happy with the design and cuts then you can start closing the prongs.
i used my fingers and then used the pliers to really flatten them out.
if the flattened prongs bother your feet like they did me, i cut out a piece of felt and hot glued it over the underside of the studded section.
less than an hour from start to finish - maybe more if you want to be precise, which i was not.
$4 for 100 studs
$13 for the loafers
and how pumped am i to be in on the same craft track as Alison?