Saturday, January 17, 2009

stud-a-licious

I was thinking about studding up my Target stripper shoes, to make them look a little less like Shoes From Target, when I saw Rumi's post about her Converse. I was so excited to find my black on black Converse hi-tops in Paris for the same price as I would have paid in the States (Converse usually cost 80 Euros or so...) that I snatched them up. Once I had them, I found they were super hard to wear with pants - especially since black skinny jeans are my daily staple - that they made my legs and feet look like they were painted with black canvas. NOT cute. With tights, or leggings and dresses, they looked great. Anyway, I saw Rumi's Converse and thought that doing mine would be a good test run for my studding skills; canvas is much easy to work with than leather (or pleather).

The sneaks turned out great, though I totally ruined my right thumb nail in the process, it is still sore 2 days later.



Then, last night, I started my heels. I was channeling something Gucci-esque, or as Gucci as Target can get...


I can't decide if I should keep going or not. And please ignore the strange angle of the photos, I do not, in fact, have kankles.

3 comments:

I Like Stuff said...

Love the way your chucks turned out! I've been considering studding mine as well, but I don't know how to apply the studs! Any advice?

Fanny said...

Thanks!!! The process is not hard, it is just time consuming, a little cumbersome when you get deeper into the shoe, and it can really bang up your finger nails. There are 2 types of studs - 2 prongs or 4 prongs - I used the 4 prong kind. Basically, you just jab the prongs through the fabric, then using some needle nose pliers or a flat head screw driver, you fold the prongs down. The great thing about the canvas, is that you can take the studs off, if you place them wrong, and not really see any damage. I hope this helps!

levis said...

Oh my, that's so neat! It looks extremely well done. I'm impressed.