Now that I have some time off, I quite like to fill my days with tea drinking, blog writing and some creative new hobbies. No Jeremy Kyle/day time rubbish for me. In fact I have hardly seen any TV (probably one episode of Location, Location, Location, but that’s just because I have a soft spot for Phil.)
In my eagerness to do something productive, I’ve mosaiced a pot – a terracotta pot, with red and white smashed up tiles. Using the hammer was great fun – out came all that pent-up aggression (not that I had much) but once I got my hands on the grout, things turned a little messy. I’m quite proud of my efforts but I’ll wait until my next attempt to post a photograph. But for now, back to fashion.
For a while now, I’ve been itching to get my hands on some metal studs/spikes… so I bought some 50 metal studs off eBay here, costing £11.50. These spiked studs are quite rounded – more like a cone shape, and quite small in size. I thought I’d start off non too adventurous – maybe progress to bigger and better things. For I don’t particularly want to injure anyone/end up looking like a fetish dresser gone wrong. I had visions of studding everything I own, luckily common sense has prevailed and I have studded just two items.
I also bought a pair of leather hole punchers off eBay for around £5.99. It’s surprising how easy it is to punch a hole through thick leather – and a little addictive may I add. So my first wardrobe victim was an old black Topshop leather handbag and to this I punched 5 holes in either end. Through each of the holes, I fed through the back of the stud, then screwed on the front. I decided an extra stud each side was needed, and so added this at the end…
After this, the novelty of studding my wardrobe hadn’t subsided, so I took an old pair of patent (pleather) ASOS shoes and began punching away to my heart’s content. I never wear these shoes due to them being so uncomfortable but now that they have a new lease of life I want to wear them all the time. Bring on the pain.
I stopped studding after this pair, but I have no doubt, that another item within my wardrobe will fall victim to my punching gun very soon. Perhaps customisation is the way forward for me – a great way of giving old garms a new lease of life for very little cost.