I don't buy leather new. I will buy vintage leather but I am a vegetarian and so I exercise self control even when there is something I REALLY want. I bought this sweater a few years ago because it had the exact cut as the leather jacket I was aching for but couldn't buy. I felt very sated. I have loved it dearly but it has lost it's shape and has been looking a little sad for quite awhile.
Enter STUDS!! also spikes.
I am not doing this as a regular DIY because it's such a lengthy process and it is completely FREESTYLE. I do have a few tips though; One, get lots of different sizes and shapes so you have a stud/spike that fits in every nook and cranny. Two, plan a few steps ahead, don't stud yourself into and awkwardly shaped corner. And Three decide whether or not you want the studs to be symmetrical. I realized too late that having the patterns be different on either side of the collar miiiight have been cooler.
That's all I got! I am waiting on 1,000 more pyramid studs from here, which gives my thumbs a much needed break! I will keep you all updated on my progress.
(Sidebar: you may have noticed that the sweater is covered in white and gray fuzzy hairs...you will find the culprit in the top photo...)