Thursday, March 29, 2012

New 2012 DIY List: Spiked Edition

I've been a terrible blogger. I haven't posted since Monday! My camera batteries are dead (again) and I still have outfit shots to upload from Tuesday. But batteries are expensive, and since I'm broke as joke, I figured I would do a little something else to bridge the gap.
You may remember back in December, right before New Year, I made a list of DIYs that I planned for the year. Well I got a little over zealous and ended up doing almost all of them in two weeks. Oopsie.
So I picked a new bunch of DIYs that need doing, all involving one of my favorite clothing additives: SPIKES.

1: Spiked Phone Case
(Picture from the haute obsession)

I'm all about my spikes, so needless to say, I've been dying for one of these for forever. Note that I don't have an iPhone: way too pricy. But my phone is about the same size as one, and any hard case can be adorned with these awesome things. Now I won't be able to put it in my pocket anymore, but it'll definitely be easier to find in my purse.

2: Spiked Trench Coat
(Picture from Stiletto Chic)

I've spiked my share of jackets. One of them landed me at 4 free Lady Gaga concerts courtesy of Top 40 Countdown. But any crust punk will tell you: It's a damn chore. Leather (even pleather) takes what seems like years to completely spike. This is because leather is thick and sturdy. A trench coat, however, is niiiice and thin. So this should only take around 2 hours to do.

3: Spike Ring
(Image and DIY from studs and pearls)

I've made something similar to this a couple times with bottle caps and clear resin. But my rings were all spikes and no mercy. But I really LOVE what studs and pearls did with the iridescent crystals. This looks like a pretty cheap and gorgeous DIY. And you all know how much I love my rings. 

4: Spiked Oxfords
(Image from heelsok)

I'll be the first to admit what a freak I am about my oxfords. These shoes are my flat-go-to for almost anything. And i just happen to have way too many pairs of them. So I think I may spike a pair. Either that, or a cute little pair of lace up ankle boots.

5: Studded Shorts
(Picture and DIY from LULUTRIXABELLE)

Okay, not technically spikes. But studs count! 
I love this little diddy by LULUTRIXABELLE. I've been meaning to do this one ever since I started following her blog, but I always have a hard time finding shorts that fit my very strange proportioned body.

That's all for now. I promise promise promise I'll get some batteries soon! 
Love love.

-Trina Belle