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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gazillion Thanks + DIY Project Stud Crazeee!

First off, I want to thank everybody who took their time to leave comments on my previous post. Going through a break up is definitely not easy. He is still ignoring my calls and text messages. I don't know how long I have to wait but I'm sure I'll get by. I'm glad I have this blog and y'all, my blogger support group, to help me through this. I really appreciate your overwhelming support. My two precious cats are also comforting me as if they feel I'm hurting. Although I have friends, I am very discreet when it comes to matters of the heart. Why? Because the 'BF' shares the same set of friends - that I also met thru him. I don't really have a 'bestfriend.' I considered the 'BF' as my bestfriend...and now he's gone. As of now, I guess none of them knows what I'm going through. Only one close friend is aware of my blog (I don't think she checks it as much) and I haven't heard from her so I guess she's clueless as well. I hate to bug her coz I know she's tied up with her wedding preparations. Good thing I'm off this Thanksgiving week or else I'm gonna lose it at work! Since I had to be busy to keep my mind off of this craziness, I picked up a new hobby. I'm not a crafty kind of girl but since I'm obsessed with those studded jackets I've been seeing around, I started... DIY PROJECT STUD CRAZEEE My finished items: (Click photos to enlarge) As usual, my camera has been acting up and the gold and silver colors are not really showing well. a) Studded Blazer Up close b) Studded Cardigan c) Studded Skirt Up close d) Studded Tee Up close e) Studded Off Shoulder Shirt Up close f) Studded Leggings g) Studded Vest Up close Tools of the trade: (all from eBay) Hotfix applicator/wand 'I used the "Victoria Lynn Crystal Crafter" around $15 plus. It came with different sizes of tips for various sizes of hotfix embellishments. It also came with a hands-free support stand. The metal end of the applicator heats up pretty fast so be careful. I suggest getting this applicator for precise application. If you don't want to spend that much, your household iron will do. Hotfix studs What are hotfix? Hotfix are flat back embellishments with pre-coated heat-sensitive glue. They come in different sizes and shapes (e.g. swarovski crystals, rhinestones, pearls, metal studs). Usually sold per gross(144 pcs). For my project, I used mostly metal studs. I could have used the real studs with prongs on the back but it looks harder. I'm sure my hands will hurt putting the studs in even if I have the stud setter. Instructions: 1) Choose the correct size tip for the hotfix embellishment you selected. Sizes are marked on tips. Screw it into the unplugged applicator. 2) Plug the applicator. Pre-heat for about 2 minutes. The tip gets very hot so be careful. Do not touch the metal end. 3) Rest the applicator on the hands-free support stand when not in use. For Crystals and Pearls: Use concave tips 1) Place the crystal side up on your work surface (glue side facing down on the surface) 2) Vertically position the applicator over the iem and with a very light touch, pick up the item in the cup at the end of the the tip. Do not force the item into the tip. 3) Turn the applicator upright and wait for about 10-12 secs until glue gets shiny and starts to bubble. Time will be less for smaller items, and slightly longer for bigger ones. 4) Holding the applicator vertically, lightly tap the crystal/pearl onto the surface you want to embellish. The crystal/pearl will attach to the surface and slide out of the tip. No need to use extra pressure. Gentle touch will do. If it gets stuck in the tip, just insert a straight pin into the slot of the tip and gently push it out onto the surface to be be embellished. For NailHeads, studs, and irregular shaped objects: Use flat tips 1) Position the items (glue side down) in the desired design. 2) Using the correct size flat tip, hold the applicator vertically and apply a light pressure to the stud for approximately 10-15 secs. Larger items require more time. The top of the studs may get scratched if you move the flat tip while heating. You may use a press cloth or handkerchief between the item and the flat tip. 3) If the item appears lose, repeat the process. Happy Studding and Happy Thanksgiving Day! ***

15 comments:

charlene-ann said...

sooo this is totally cute...i love what you've done to all the clothes...great job...i should really think im doing this to some of my clothes hehe =)

ps. hope you're feeling better

amynaree said...

i love studs!! everything is so cute especially the leggings

ulzzangstyle said...

The designs are completely gorgeous! It's good to keep your mind off things.

I can completely understand what you're going through because I went through something similar, I considered the ex as my best friend and my everything and when it finally came down to it the official break up and I wanted to remain friends, he completely ignored all my messages and calls, I believe the reason why that happens is because the person is truly annoyed, and just want you to be able to move on. It might not have been that particular situation that was the cause of all this, but because all the other things that goes on and maybe he just "lost feelings" and then that was what triggered it for him to finally say something. Breaking up is never easy for both parties, and guys in my opinion take a shortcut way out... You never really know whats going on or what they're thinking, but breakups allow you to realize who are your true friends and who is really the one that'll be there for you through the ups and downs, but then my friends never liked my ex to begin with... Keep strong. I never really comment on blogs, but I felt I could relate and just share my story with you since it's a bit similar in a way.. Go out with your friends and you'll realize, there's other people out there and he's not the only one. Though he may seem as the "perfect" one now, when another person comes along... you won't really think that way anymore. "everything happens for a reason" If he wants to ignore your calls and text, although things are easier said than done, it's best not to do that, because it just pushes the him more onto the verge and possibly hate you. Don't allow your emotions to get the best of you. Be strong, i'm sure you can overcome it :) Good luck in the healing process <3

annieo said...

LOVEEEEE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM!!!

Carine said...

gosh, it's probably not easy to have the same friends as you (ex?)BF :/ I had a girl friend who had the same problem. but if they're friends, you can confide in them. Friends are made for that, right ? Here in happy and tough times. If you feel the need to talk, we readers are here in any case!

anyway, I love what you did to your clothes ! Just the perfect amount of studs for a classy, yet edgy look ^^

Jasmin said...

Love this! I've been wanting to do something like this, but haven't had the time. Awesome!

JJ aka hummiemd said...

Hey, lady <3 Sorry that he hasn't accepted any of your calls yet. Maybe just text him to know you're thinking about him and let him come to you when he's cooled off.

I can totally relate with you about not having any besties to rely on. My bf is basically my BFF as well so when we get into a fight I kind of curl into myself because I have no one to comfort me :p (my family would probably just make things worse so I can't confide in them). My bf and I have broken up at least 2x over our almost 6 year relationship over stupid, stupid stuff, but have stayed together because we make each other happy.

Onto your diy studding... OMG! So. Freaking. Cute. And. Stunning. I L-U-V love everything you did! The studding I see in stores in usually so over the top that it turns me off, but your studding is so cute and eye-catching!

Anyway, happy thanksgiving, darling <3

Tabula Rasa,,, said...

Your new studded wardrobe pieces are *adorable*! Very pro looking from what I can see in the photos :) Thanks for sharing with us!

Jamilla Camel said...

Your styling is amazing and very chic! A high end look!

Good luck on the personal front!

Becky (everyday makeup) said...

hello! I hope you had a great thanksgiving. lol on my yt video. I look so silly.

Anyway, you remind me of pursebuzz. Shes into studds as well. Its so pretty!!! especially the cardigan.

I hope youre doing okay and, I hope you had a great thanksgiving.

xoxo

Edna said...

Awww. I can't believe how stubborn he is about the whole situation. I hope he will come to his senses to realize what a big mistake he's done! Stay strong and of course we will support you! <3

Your studded clothing = so cute! I esp LOVE the leggings! You are such an inspiration!

Lizzard said...

your diy studing is AMAZING and so creative, non-tacky and completely spunky! i'm jealous! i want that blazer and tee!

Jules said...

Studsssssssssss...love em'! I'm so happy I met you too Angel. Basta if you need to talk just holler...hehe..here is my e-mail b3bkoolit@gmail.com. Yeah alam mo Angel never in a million years na maiisip kong ma me-meet ko yung magiging asawa ko after that 4 year relationship. Sa totoo lang kc takot akong mag isa. Pero basta keep an open mind and an open heart. Alam mo ganon din ang na feel ko dati..para bang bumaba talaga yung self esteem ko dahil sa ex ko. Tapos nung na meet ko itong asawa ko unti unti nyang tinataas ulit self esteem ko. Tsaka kahit nag kakaroon kami ng arguments never nya akong pinabayaan mag isa. Alam ko na makikita mo yung right one...nandyan lang sya sa tabi tabi parang mushroom biglang susulpot nalang haha. Tsaka don't be surprise kung he is the total opposite of the type of man you want kasi ganun ang nang yari sakin alam mo ba. My husband is the complete opposite of the man I thought I was suppose to be with...kaya naman masaya. *sigh* Minsan naiisip ko pa yung ex ko, which is normal kasi ang tagal din naman kayang nag kasama. Pero happy ako sa mga decisiyon ko. Biruin mo after living sa jersey for 13 years of my life...nag move ako. Miski nga mama ko nasa Florida na pero di parin ako sumama eh. I don't know if you ever played those notebook games as a teen or a young kid, pero dati kasi parating may tanong na "what is love?" Ngayon masasabi ko...alam ko na after meeting my hubby.

Jules said...

Studsssssssssss...love em'! I'm so happy I met you too Angel. Basta if you need to talk just holler...hehe..here is my e-mail b3bkoolit@gmail.com. Yeah alam mo Angel never in a million years na maiisip kong ma me-meet ko yung magiging asawa ko after that 4 year relationship. Sa totoo lang kc takot akong mag isa. Pero basta keep an open mind and an open heart. Alam mo ganon din ang na feel ko dati..para bang bumaba talaga yung self esteem ko dahil sa ex ko. Tapos nung na meet ko itong asawa ko unti unti nyang tinataas ulit self esteem ko. Tsaka kahit nag kakaroon kami ng arguments never nya akong pinabayaan mag isa. Alam ko na makikita mo yung right one...nandyan lang sya sa tabi tabi parang mushroom biglang susulpot nalang haha. Tsaka don't be surprise kung he is the total opposite of the type of man you want kasi ganun ang nang yari sakin alam mo ba. My husband is the complete opposite of the man I thought I was suppose to be with...kaya naman masaya. *sigh* Minsan naiisip ko pa yung ex ko, which is normal kasi ang tagal din naman kayang nag kasama. Pero happy ako sa mga decisiyon ko. Biruin mo after living sa jersey for 13 years of my life...nag move ako. Miski nga mama ko nasa Florida na pero di parin ako sumama eh. I don't know if you ever played those notebook games as a teen or a young kid, pero dati kasi parating may tanong na "what is love?" Ngayon masasabi ko...alam ko na after meeting my hubby.

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