Friday, May 25, 2012

DIY: Studded Satchel Bag / My feature in Fashables Summer Trend Report

When Fashables contacted me and asked if I would be willing to participate in their Summer Trend Report, I was beyond excited.  There are so many great trends for this summer that I wanted to talk about but I chose to highlight neon because I am having so much fun with it right now.  You can see my feature, along with 21 other bloggers, in the report here.


Also, before we begin, a few things that I wanted to let you guys know- a couple of you have asked me if I'm on pinteret.  Can you believe that I'm not?  Sad, I know.  But honestly, I'm so incredibly busy and I know if I started on pinterest that I wouldn't get anything done.  That's not to say that I won't ever, but I don't need another addiction right now.  However, I have added a PIN IT button at the button of the page for those of you who are, and want to pin my things onto your boards!  I also went back and added the PIN IT buttons to my previous posts for those of you who really like some of the other things.  Secondly, I added a search box on my blog so you guys can find things much easier.  About time, right?


OK, now for the DIY!


So, I've really been wanting a satchel bag.  Actually, I've really been wanting several satchel bags, because they just seem so ideal for summertime.  I have all kinds of ideas on how to DIY these bags and one idea I really wanted to try was studding!  I've really been loving all of the studded accessories I've been seeing lately, but I haven't really seen any studded satchels, so I found a cheap satchel, and got to work!


What you will need for this DIY: a satchel bag (I got mine for $10 at Target!)  I chose a bright neon orange because as you guys know, I'm really in love with neon right now.  You will also need pyramid studs (you can easily find these on sites like Etsy- here are 1500 options for you.)  You can either go with one size or several sizes.  On my bag, I chose to use 9mm and 15mm studs.  I also chose an antique brass color to match the hardware on the bag.


Are you guys ready to begin?

1. Gather your materials.  Here I have some different sizes of pyramid studs.  There are three sizes shown, but only the smaller two are used on the bag (9mm & 15mm).

Here is the bag I'm going to use.  The material is thin which makes it easier to pierce the studs through.

2. Lay out the studs on your bag to determine how you will insert them.

3. Carefully begin to insert the studs into the bag.  Make sure you turn the ends of the studs inwards after they are inserted.  If they are not turned inward, they may poke you when you are reaching into your bag!  Ouch!

4. Finish your design.


5. Wear and have a unique satchel bag!

What do you guys think of this DIY?  Will you try it?

AND PLEASE Don't forget to follow on Facebook (where I post sneak peeks of my DIY projects), on BlogLovin' and now on LookBook!

And now you can PIN this to your Pinterest below!!!

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240 comments:

  1. so cute!
    what a good idea
    <3
    Caroline
    http://www.girlygirlvsworld.com

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  2. wooow beautiful DIY!!!!

    DIY and more:
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  3. Really chic and original this satchel...I understand what you said about Pinterest...I´m an addict.

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    1. Thanks! ya, I know I would become super addicted! ;)

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  4. This is adorable :) I want one now!!!!! Were the studs hard to put on?

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! They weren't very hard to put in- the thinner the bag material is, the easier the studs will go in. This bag was a fairly thin canvas, so they went in pretty easily. They just puncture through the material.

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  5. Love it!! I thought of doing this but adding studs to the collars on shirts :) xx

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    1. ohhh I love that idea! hmmm...you've just given me something else to try this weekend :)

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  6. I love bling on everything. This is a good DIY tutorial. Thanks.

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  7. I love this idea. Thanks for yet another awesome DIY idea and tutorial. I love your posts!

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    1. awww, thanks so much, Brittany!! You are so sweet!

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  8. The bag looks amazing! :D I so want it! :p

    xo - David

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  9. it looks so cool now!
    great idea!

    xoxo
    http://staceyko.blogspot.com/

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  10. i love how it turned out!! perfect!
    xo TJ

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  11. Fabulous bag! You are a genius girl! Nice job!

    fashionistafueradelaciudad.blogspot.com

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    1. awww thanks! You are very kind! :)

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  12. What a great DIY project. I love how your bag turned out!

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  13. What a fabulous DIY idea, & you make it sound/look so easy! Love the result, particularly with the bright orange colour of the satchel. Also, congrats on the feature! :)

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

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  14. So cute! Studding is such a fun and great DIY and I really love how your bag turned out!

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  15. What a fabulous DIY! I am always impressed with your projects! It really added some additional detial to the crossbody bag! Congratulations on the feature in fashables!

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    1. awww thanks so much!! You are so sweet!

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  16. Congrats for the fashable feature!! So cool! An dyou look awesome in those shoes:-)
    This is such a trendy DIY - I need to give it a try one of my thin-skinned bags;-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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    1. Thank you, Jyoti! I really hope that you do try this DIY! :)

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  17. Hello, everything well?
    the bag was already beautiful basic, it was still one more charm with the applied rates, I adored of more!

    xoxo
    apostacertablog.blogspot.com.br

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  18. wow! what a nice and uber chic DIY, i love it! i like how you used a neon orange bag, the color is very in this season :)


    ps: thanks for dropping by and commenting on my blog post! i really appreciate :)


    czarina(heart)
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    New Photo Diary "Wind and Sea" is up on my blog, Hope you can check it out :)

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    1. hi! thanks for following :) following you too!

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  19. That's a great bag Allison! xxxo

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  20. this DIY is great!! great job ;)

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  21. Very creative!!! :D


    -♡ Valerie Angel
    http://valerieangel89-beautyfashion.blogspot.com/

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  22. so creative, its look like a vintage bag, love that

    follow me

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  23. Ah this is awesome!!!! Such a brilliant idea, I want to give this a go, I love studding at the moment - got so so many studded items floating about in my wardrobe and this definitely needs to be the newest addition!

    www.flutteringlashes-lou.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. yay! I hope that you will try it! ;)

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  24. Cute DIY, love that satchel <3

    Mallory
    whitwatwear

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  25. Fabulous! Again, another great idea :)

    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/2012/05/risotto-con-zucca-pumpkin-risotto.html

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  26. ooooh cool! I'm very much into studs and DIYs; i should try this! thanks for sharing.

    xo, Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com
    ps. do join my shamballa bracelets giveaway!

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    1. Thanks, Carla! I hope you try it! ;)

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  27. so great idea! I want that bag:D!

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  28. I LOVE THIS POST!!THANKS FOR SHARING THIS GREAT IDEA! an this satchel is amazing ! totally in love

    following you !

    http://style-smile-shine.blogspot.com

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    1. awww thank you!! And I really appreciate that you are following!!!

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  29. The bag is amazing... I do that too.. Its fun to transformate sth simple :)

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    1. I know, I love transforming things! Thank you!

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  30. So Cute!! I just did a spike DIY too!! haha mine is for shoes tho! :)


    With Love From Hollywood, Kier

    Fashion Addict
    Fashion Addict

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    1. Thanks, Kier! I can't wait to see yours!

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  31. So original post! i'll probably copy you! haha
    thanks for visit my blog! i'm following you! hope you follow me back! ;)
    Kisses!

    www..marilynsclosetblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much!! And thanks for following! ;)

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  32. Precious post!
    I tried when I was 15 to create a jeans bracelet :)

    www.prettytobehappy.com

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  33. you gave a better look to your satchel. good job!

    btw, i followed you. it would be nice if you would follow back.


    Hey Miss!
    Hey Miss!
    Hey Miss!
    xx, Kai

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    1. Thank you! And thanks so much for following! ;)

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  34. Congrats on your feature! And I think I will definitely be trying this one....I love a studded satchel!
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Brooke! I hope you try it!! :)

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  35. Clout nails are coll, nice altered bag:)

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  36. Wow, great idea and original bag ;o)... Have a nice day. Xoxo V.V.

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  37. Very inspiring post. Your illustrations are always so stylish and refined!!!! I am your newest follower!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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    1. awww thanks so much, Margaret! You are so sweet!

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  38. like it!
    I will follow your blog by Bloglovin

    xoxo'
    www.thereal-cinderella.blogspot.com

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  39. wow....well done! love it ! :)

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  40. Cute!!!

    http://mysecretshopping.blogspot.com.es/

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  41. love it! studs are the besttt

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  42. I checked your blog and I like it so much!
    Visit my fashion blog and if you want we can follow each other via GFC and Bloglovin!!
    I'm waiting for u!
    Have a great Saturday!
    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  43. nice DIY project! super cool I do this to many of my clothes as well! xox
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  44. Looks much nicer with the studs. Well done! :)

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  45. Another amazing DIY, u're such a talent!!!!:)
    Happy Saturday!! xoxo
    Jelena

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    1. Thank you so much, Jelena! you are so sweet!!

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  46. i love this diy!
    i have got a lot of useless studs at home from old belts, i think its time to use them!

    http://blondemuffin.blogspot.com

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    1. yay! I'm so glad that you are inspired to use them!

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  47. ooh such a wonderful diy!!!! the bag looks sooo awesome! :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  48. love this! you are SO creative! fantastic job! xox P

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  49. Love it!!
    Thank you for sharing :)
    Have a good day beautiful
    http://www.scarlletgs.blogspot.com.br/

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  50. oh alison what a lady u are. thank u so so much for thinking of me u are so kind thank god iv good news to share wit u. Im so releived and thankful. its an awful time but kind and wonderful people like u help so much i really mean it. ur message made the waiting easier so thank u so very much for your kindness u really are lovely. also so talented wow that bag is fab u have shared so many brilliant ideas Im so looking forward to giving them a try now Im feeling bit better. hope ur having great weekend thanks again alison love and kisses from ur Irish friend xx Leo.

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    1. Oh, Leonie, I am so so so happy to hear this!!! I have been thinking a lot about you and am so glad for good news!

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  51. Great job, that bag looks amazing.

    xoxo

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  52. What a great idea! It's amazing :)

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.se

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  53. Wow! This is a brilliant idea. You've definitely inspired me to give this a go! :)
    Great posts, very interesting. x

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  54. Wow you did it so well. IT looks as if it's been designed that way!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth! You are so sweet!!

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  55. yes, i follow you
    follow me back:)

    you have sooooooo much luck:(
    I would be happy if I had the chance to stay only one time in los angeles:o!!

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    1. yay! Thank you so much for following!

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  56. Love it! Should try this myself!xxxx

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    1. Thank you! And I hope you do try it! :)

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  57. I'm glad you asked me to! I've already fallen in love with your blog and scrolled many pages down! You have great DIY ideas. My instant favorite was the Hello Kitty addition to the Louis Vuitton bag. And this post is great as well. Aside from that, I'm looking forward to buy a bike and I like the style of the one you have in the Casual Cool post. Would you happen to know who makes it?

    I'm following you definitely ♡
    Follow back if you'd like.

    Valeria

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    1. Thank you so much, Valeria! You are so sweet! As far as the bike- my husband actually just purchased a cheap bike off craig's list for me and spray painted it pink!! I then bought the basket, added the Hello Kitty bell & pink handlebars to it! It was all done for under $100 (including the bike!)

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  58. Great inspirational post - We definitely trying this DIY out. Congratulations on your feature in fashables.

    Have a great weekend.
    xx
    5th&6th

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  59. I loved this tutorial! Following you now!

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    1. yay! Thanks, Melissa! I love new followers!

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  60. thanks for the comment! i have a new post up and i would love to hear what you think!


    x

    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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  61. I definitely have to try this!! Super cute :)

    XpatChic.blogspot.com

    xx-Tara

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  62. Very cool DIY! :)
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  63. WoW! I really fell in love with your bag! You really do have a good sense of style :) I personally love satchels, they are so practical and they can add a much needed burst of color to any outfit!

    I can't wait to try something like this on my own, you have another follower!

    Thanks for stopping by my humble blog :)
    Love, Arya

    www.helloarya.com

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    1. Thank you, Arya! And thank you so much for taking the time to follow!

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  64. Hey! Thanks for the sweet comment and we can definitely follow each other!! :D

    Now following!

    xo - David

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  65. Fanned you already via lookbook, and Im following you now via GFC. waiting for you to follow back. Take care!
    http://tishaarnaldo.blogspot.com

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  66. Wow, this turned out perfectly! I so need a satchel bag...once I get one I'm trying out this DIY on it :)

    Enter to win a $50 voucher for Dark Horse Jewelry!
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    1. Thank you! I really hope that you try it!

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  67. Thank you for your sweet comment! I just followed you! Xx

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  68. When I saw the colour of the satchel I just thought even studding it couldn't make it appeal to me. But I absolutely love the finished product! I wish we had target over here so I could pick one up x

    josieowen.blogspot.com

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    1. awww thank you, Josie! I'm sure you can find a cheap satchel bag at many places like H&M or UO. :)

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  69. Wonderful idea, the purse looks great even though I normally dislike neon and studs!

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    1. Thanks! I think it would, but the studs can be quite a pain to push through. If the leather is thin enough, it would be easy!!!

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  71. Thank you so much for your lovely comment :) nice idea, so creative :) you have a new follower :) hope you visit me again soon :)
    annadespinawilddesires.blogspot.com

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  72. It's definitely a lovely bag, a must-have!

    xoxo Dia!

    www.peach-punch.com

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  73. woweee, perfect DIY and what a gorgeous zesty colour of that bag

    Thanks for visting ♡mllewanderlust♡
    and I hope to see you back sometime (I'd be visiting your creative blog for sure)

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  74. Pretty bag! :)

    http://bydetails.blogspot.com

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  75. want to like each other on facebook? https://www.facebook.com/aestheticallyspeakingblog :)

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  76. Congratulations for your feature, and your ideas! :)

    http://taipeistyle.blogspot.com

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  77. Very nice blog.
    The posts are interesting. I found many ideas.
    Well done!
    If you'd like to see changes in my blog or my facebook fanpage.
    Kisses from Italy! :-*

    Habanero Handmade

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  78. OKAY, I love this! I'm putting this in my bookmarks!!

    Thank you!!

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  79. this is pretty i love DIY....following u ...hope u follow me back...http://cutenailstudio.blogspot.in/

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  80. Looks great! I'm in love with studs this season :))

    Big kiss,
    N.
    http://nikadressed.blogspot.com/

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  81. awesome diy!

    Wanna follow each other with bloglovin? Let me know.
    www.monikamustafa.dk

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  82. OMG amazing DIY! I love this idea and the overall finished product looks seriously gorgeous! Thanks for sharing lovely.

    Hope you've had an awesome weekend!
    SDMxx
    http://daringcoco.blogspot.com.au/

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  83. absolutely amazing, allison! love this color, orange. :)

    have a great sunday!




    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  84. This turned out great! I've always wanted to try and stud something, but I never get around to it.

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  85. Amazing!!!
    Now following on Bloglovin too!
    xxx

    www.larmadiodivenere.com

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  86. Amazing!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  87. This is a nice DIY. Do you like to follow each other on GFC and bloglovin? Let me know will love to follow you back.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  88. This blog is a good way to inspire others, keep it that way.

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  89. Great DIY. I love studs and they look amazing on the bag.

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  90. Love the bright neon satchel bag.. so cute! the DIY studs are soo cool. love it! mind following each other? :)
    xoxo

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  91. I love the photos! The bag is to die for! What a great post

    love from Canada,

    Northern Style Exposure

    www.northernstyle.blog.com

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  92. It is fantastic! Definitely will try it!

    Kisses
    Out Of The Box

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