If you want to liven up the plain or boring clothes, it is possible to apply a fabulous collection of studs, spikes or rivets. Buying the pre-studded clothing can be quite expensive, so the more cost-effective solution is to buy the regular top or jacket and self apply the different types of studs. Plus, there studs are relatively cheap to buy, so make it possible to invest in several different types to create the most-unique designs at home.
Types of studs
There are several different types of studs. The major difference relates to the method used to fasten the stud to clothing. The fastening methods include glue, special fastener pieces and prongs.
Most of the normal studs like hearts, stars and pyramids have the basic prong on the rear. This is a very simple fastening method and simply involves pushing the stud through an item of clothing and pulling back the prongs on the rear side. Many of the studs let you manhandle the prongs into place, although there are specialized pliers that can help complete this work.
Any of the studs with a shape similar to a spike will have a fastener to secure the item in place. This fastener is secured in place using a spike that mounts on top on the prongs. The spike is attached by hammering it in place or screwing in place. The screw on fastener is typically the easiest method to work with.
Other studs have the flat backs and are easily secured in place using high-quality bonding glue, such as E-6000. Avoid using any type of hot glue because this isn’t likely to give a very secure hold. Even though gluing the flat-backed studs may sound the easiest option, the glue isn’t able to last as long as the prong method which is basically permanent and much less likely to come apart at a later date.
Using the right type of studs
For those that are looking for something to simply accent the various items of clothing, the cone studs are usually a favorite choice, but for those interested in the most-unique and aggressive look the tree spikes are the preferred choice. The size of the studs can also vary in size and range from ½-inch to 1-inch. The small size is great for those wishing to add a touch of style to a plain item of clothing, while the larger pieces are perfect for those that wish to live dangerously.
Overall, it is possible to revive a wide range of clothing items or accessories with the studs or spikes. Some of the most popular choices include jackets, tote bags, hats, sweaters, blouses, shorts and jeans.