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DIY: Studded Shoes

A while ago I saw some Jeffery Campbell skulltini flats, which are basically simple flats completely encrusted with skull studs.

I thought they were super cute and I wanted them, but of course I ended up talking myself into making some of my own. So today I’ll be showing you how to make some, too!

You'll need: a pair of shoes a marker scissors some studs - I'm doing skull shaped ones, but you can do whatever you like! a rivet setter with small anvil (I got these in a set of rapid rivets I bought a long time ago.) Optional: a bigger anvil
You’ll need:
a pair of shoes
a marker
scissors
some studs – I’m doing skull shaped ones, but you can do whatever you like!
a rivet setter with small anvil
(I got these in a set of rapid rivets I bought a long time ago.)
Optional: a bigger anvil
Use a marker to mark where you want the studs.
Use a marker to mark where you want the studs.
Use your scissors to carefully poke a hole at each mark
Use your scissors to carefully poke a hole at each mark
Stick the stud through the hole...
Stick the stud through the hole…
... and stick the backing on.
… and stick the backing on.
Position the anvil, concave side up, inside the shoe, right under the stud and position the rivet setter, concave side facing down, on top.
Position the anvil, concave side up, inside the shoe, right under the stud and position the rivet setter, concave side facing down, on top.
Give the rivet setter  few good whacks with your hammer.
Give the rivet setter few good whacks with your hammer.
Here you can see the concave sides on the anvil and rivet setter.
Here you can see the concave sides on the anvil and rivet setter.
If you happen to have a bigger anvil, like this, you can use it in conjunction with the small anvil and rivet setter to help you set the studs. It's not completely necessary, but if you have one it's nice to  use.
If you happen to have a bigger anvil, like this, you can use it in conjunction with the small anvil and rivet setter to help you set the studs. It’s not completely necessary, but if you have one it’s nice to use.
Repeat until you've covered the whole shoe.
Repeat until you’ve covered the whole shoe.
Yay, done!
Yay, done!

I absolutely love how these turned out!

Here are some affiliate links for some of the stuff in this project:

The flats

Skull studs

Anvil and rivet setter

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