I often look for inspiration in nature. My imagination was sparked when I was looking through a book on space and saw a picture of the Milky Way Galaxy.
For this project you need:
36 – Gold 4mm round metal studs
19 - Gold 8 mm star metal studs
Hot fix tool or iron
Always prewash your garment before starting to remove any chemical finish. If the material your shirt is made from is thin, place a piece of wax paper between the layers of the garment to prevent glue from seeping through to the backside. Begin by laying out the round metal studs in a spiral shape. The center of the spiral has the metal studs slightly closer together and further apart as you go out from the center. After checking the spacing and layout, place the star metal studs randomly in between the spiral shape.
If using an iron to adhere, place a sheet of white paper over the design to prevent scorching. Using the highest setting without steam, gently press down for 10-15 seconds. Do not slide iron over the design as this may move your studs but pick iron straight up and place on another part of the design, gently pressing and holding for 10-15 seconds. Repeat until the entire design is done.
Beautiful and easy! Wash on a low temperature and line dry.
Metal studs are available from:
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I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.