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Just a few things you need:
A piece of cloth so your hands don’t bleed bending the prongs. Pliers, if you have the sort that can do the bending for you, metal ruler, sharp scalpel, white gel pen or pencil, victim shoes (mine’s from Topshop – but you could also get them here.)

Use the ruler, white gel pen or pencil to mark out where you want the studs to be. If you’re into the whole let’s live spontaneously thing, you can skip this step. Make the slits with the scalpel, push the stud in and using your pliers to bend the prongs. I got retarded pliers so I used the metal ruler to bend them.

I got my bag of studs from StudsandSpikes.com but if you don’t live in the US, or do mind postage costs and shipping time. just search for pyramid studs on ebay. These are 1cm (3/8″) – if you really want to hit the Bess way, you could go one size down.

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  1. beautiful piccies! … got to love the gridded stud structure!

  2. Pretty amazing job!

  3. i studd things all the time lol ! your shoes look really cool !

  4. that looks really good, I think I need to get me a bag of studs.

  5. i want one :(

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  7. Danielle

    Hi! I just picked up a pair of boots from the thrift shop and I was thinking about studding them. However, I’m not sure if an exacto knife will also cut through a tougher leather. Did you use the same exacto knife for the boots too? Thanks!

  8. really cute!

  9. Christine

    If you sell your studded recreations on etsy you’ll make a killing!

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  11. oh you do such beautiful diys, u make me jealous

  12. AWESOME!

  13. Kate

    PLEASE where did you buy the actual moccasins?
    I’m dying for some[:

  14. I got them in Topshop around last year Autumn-ish! You could get a pair here!

  15. I’m so excited to finally make these!!! The TopShop in NYC now carries both colors of moccasins- black & tan.

  16. Anna

    I just need to say that I really LOVE your blog, it’s like on the top three of all blogs I’ve ever read! I like the DIY-category most, because it’s really inspiring – especially because I love to create things, and refresh things myself! You know, this give me a lot of ideas, and I thanks for that! :)
    Just that you know, I’m following your blog at bloglovin from right now ;)
    And, I’m sorry that my english isn’t at top-level :)

  17. chestyy

    where do i buy the scalpel?

  18. Artstores should have them! Craft stores probably not so much, but artstores definitely.

  19. Amazing!!! I want to custom my minnetonka!!!

  20. The studded moccasins are something that I’d definitely look good in ;)

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