After Becks from Oomph created a killer pair of studded shorts using studs from an old belt, I was on a mission to find some old studs. Over the weekend, I came across not one, but two studded belts and this leather clutch from Savers. It was a match made in DIY heaven!
My husband, bless his heart (and hands!), helped me remove the studs. This was not easy! But pocket knives helped us do the trick of prying them out. After the studs were all removed, I planned my design and pressed each stud into the leather to mark it. Then I used a kitchen knife to cut slits into the leather where each mark was. And one by one the studs got put into place. (Funny story…while I was putting the studs in, I kept stopping to check out the process. When I had about a handful in place…like the 3rd picture here, I asked my daughter if she liked it. “No, mommy. I don’t like it…it needs more!” Ahh…a girl after my own heart!)
If it sounds like a long process…it was! But I’ll tell you, I really love how it turned out!
Don’t I look excited about my clutch! (Insert sarcasm here.)
Have you been busy embellishing? Send me your before and after pics for this Project DIY and stop back on Friday for the showcase!