June 13th, 2012

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DIY: Pearl Stud Collar

Today’s DIY is a little different than usual, as I’m collaborating with Kiley and Caitlin.  They are each styling their own pearl collar tops today on their blogs.  This certainly isn’t the first (or last) collar DIY that you’ll see, but I love this project because (if you ask me,) the pearl studs I used were pretty awesome.  As a crafts nerd, I geek out a little when I find a new supply I love, and these fit the bill.  I’m so pleased with how the end result turned out.  I’d been bored with this top, and now it’s become something really special that I’ll really look forward to wearing.  While gluing on each individual stud is a bit time consuming, it is otherwise incredibly easy to make and will withstand visits to the dry cleaner.  Read on for the tutorial; and when you’re done, be sure to stop by A Sequin Dress at Breakfast and Style Within Reach for some fabulous styling inspiration.  I love that they both styled the top so differently!

{I used this blouse from J.Crew, but this is a more affordable option!}

 Materials – Where to Buy:  White Blouse // Jewel-It Glue (I stockpile this stuff, the hold is amazing.) // Pearl Studs

1.  Lay out your studs to determine how they will fit.  // 2.  Individually apply a drop of glue to each stud; and apply them to the collar.  // 3.  Gradually apply each stud; pressing down firmly.  // 4.  Continue to line up your studs in neat little rows.

5.  Continue along, in net little rows.  // 6.  Begin working from the other side.  // 7.  As you get closer to the middle section, you won’t be able to continue your pattern.  Fill this area in with studs in a uniform fashion.  // 8.  You are done!  Allow to dry overnight.

Don’t forget to pop by Kiley and Caitlin’s blogs for the interesting part – how to style the collar!

87 Responses to DIY: Pearl Stud Collar

  1. PennyPincherFashion June 13, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    This is so amazing – I wish I had a white silk blouse like this to transform! :)

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

      Buy one vintage!  (Or at Old Navy!)

  2. RealGirlGlam June 13, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    L.O.V.E. this DIY!! So simple but has such a big impact. I have a white blouse that needs a little something and this might just be perfect! Going to check out the other ladies now!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

      Do it!!!  It really is so very easy. :)

  3. Natalie Merrillyn June 13, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Soo cute! You are the DIY queen.

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

      Aw, thank you Natalie!

  4. Donatella June 13, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    there is no such a thing as “too many pearls!” Love it!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      Definitely no such thing.  Thanks Donatella, happy you like it!

  5. Viviana Carmona June 13, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Looks so pretty!!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      Think you should try it!

  6. Elizabeth Schneider June 13, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    This is so gorgeous, Grace! I love it against the soft silk!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      Thanks Liz!!

  7. Samantha Tananbaum June 13, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Love this, so classy!

    xo
    Sam
    http://www.lepetitepear.com 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      So happy that you like it – hope you give it a try!

  8. Lejla Beba June 13, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    OMG! I love it! Amazing :)

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      Thanks so much, Lejla!

  9. anna_sterretje June 13, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    ooh how nice! i need to try this (:

    xAnna
    fairytalefrocks.blogspot.com

    ps. Join my giveaway and win the most beautiful sapphire necklace!
    http://fairytalefrocks.blogspot.nl/2012/06/giveaway-north-way-studio.html 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

      Yes you do!! 

  10. Erika [small shop] June 13, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Oh my goodness you have outdone yourself here! This is adorable and so easy!!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

      Thank you Erika, I think you should try making it!

  11. ALyson -- TAGG June 13, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    What an awesome DIY — so, so pretty — and love how you have other bloggers styling. Great idea (and they look gorgeous!).

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

      thanks!! Think you should try it, Alyson!

  12. Sarah {Raving Fashionista} June 13, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I adore Kiley and her vintage pearly blouse was one I’ve been lusting over so of course I love this DIY!

    xo http://www.RavingFashionista.com

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

      Yay!  I hope you give it a try :)

  13. Annie Wilbert June 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    OMG!! AMAZING!!!!! I have got to try this!!! xoxo

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      You have to!! Let me know how it goes! :)

  14. erica June 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Love this! So pretty! I will definitely have to give this a try. xo

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      thanks!  You should!

  15. Jordan - Queen of LA June 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    this is seriously so cool! i had never heard of pearl studs before… i wonder what else i could do with them! maybe a bag?

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      Um, a bag would be amazing!

  16. Alex June 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    grace this looks so so good! tempted to try it myself!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      Do it!!!

  17. Kara Endres June 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    This is so cute! I like how in spite of these being pearls, it gives the blouse some edge. How perfect that they all fit on there so nice and neat. :)

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      Thanks Kara :) I hope you try it!

  18. Courtney Pearce June 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    wow, love this! I need to get back to DIY’ing my clothes that I get bored with

    http://thelittletexan.blogspot.com/
     

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      I hope you try this one… it’s easy and fun!

  19. Amarilloneon Shop Diy June 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Great idea, fantastic.

    Kisses

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

      thanks so much!!

  20. Jane Bearden June 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    looks goood!! =)

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

      Thank you, Jane!!

  21. Julie & Lauren June 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    SUCH a creative way to spice up an otherwise ‘ordinary’ shirt in your closet. Your fab, Grace! XO

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

      Thank you, ladies!  I think you should give it a try!

  22. My Babykins June 13, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    this looks DIVINE!!!  even I could do this!

    http://mybabykins.com

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

      Yes you could, and I hope you do!!

  23. Frankie hearts fashion June 14, 2012 at 2:41 am #

    so cute G! This is definitely one that I need to try! xo

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

      You do!  (Just not on one of your gorgeous Equipment tops! ;)

  24. Little Red Book June 14, 2012 at 3:34 am #

    Very well done! So elegant and chic.

    http://www.littleredbook-thatshaute.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      Thank you so much!

  25. style-xyz June 14, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    great post! love this idea!

  26. Çi?dem Y?ld?r?m June 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    so easy!!

    http://birihalktan.blogspot.com/ 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

      It’s true! Hope you give it a try!

  27. Kira June 14, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    for washing it the shirt post DIY, would you just have to spot clean?

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 14, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

      I would dry clean! Mine is silk so can’t go in the washer anyway.

  28. Pri June 15, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    awesomeeee shirt!!! I think I might do it & I rarely do DIY! (fear of screwing it up lmao). Anyways regarding cleaning if the collar shirt is just cotton do you think it would survive in the wash with the pearls on it?

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 15, 2012 at 10:56 am #

      I don’t think it would be a good idea. The Fabri-tak is pretty strong, but I still wouldn’t put it in the washer. I’d wash it by hand if it’s cotton! :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

      Pri, I just found this glue. It says safe for the washer, so maybe you’ll want to try using this one instead!

      http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/aleenes-ok-to-wash-glue-44628/

  29. Mel June 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Where did you get the pearls?

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

      On Amazon.com! I linked to the product at the beginning of the post. :)

  30. Tamra Sanford June 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Quite possibly my favorite DIY yet!!! This is amazing Grace, not only a fab DIY, but trend setting piece!! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 20, 2012 at 10:06 am #

      You are so sweet, Tamra! I’m so happy you like it. We’ll have to have a crafts date and make them. xo

  31. Eneri_55 June 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    lovely!!
    http://tobchic.blogspot.com.es/
    http://tobchic.blogspot.com.es/

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

      thank you eneri!!

  32. Essence July 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    So cool, I am going to do this. Now I have to find a blouse.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 5, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      thank you! I linked to a few options in the post… hope that is helpful! If you make it, I’d love to see a photo! good luck! :)

  33. fernanda (brazil) July 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    hey grace, such a a great DIY!
    i’m just wondering how many pearls you’ve used on it?
    do you think it would look beautiful on a yellow candy shirt too?
    tks!

    xoxo

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 15, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

      Hi Fernanda, I hope this helps – I used 1.5 packages of the pearls that I linked to in the post. It was a lot – I’m not entirely sure of the exact number!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

      And yes, I think it would look lovely on yello!

  34. Fiona July 26, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    This turned out amazing you have inspired me, I have been looking for a good fabric glue also xx

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

      Yay! Oh it is the best. I hope you try it – if you do, please email me a photo of the finished result – would love to feature it on the S+S facebook page!

  35. StyleFashionista August 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    Cuteeee! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

      So happy that you like it!

  36. Sayra November 23, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    I love this idea! I’ll definitely be trying it out!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood November 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

      so glad to hear that! If you make it, feel free to email me a pic – would love to feature you on my facebook page :)

  37. Tilly January 6, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    Hi! I’ve just found your blog and am so glad I did. I love this pearl collar – so beautiful. I make my own clothes so would love to add this detail to a collar one of these days. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

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