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Topic: Studs, eyelets, grommets. The easy way?!?!  (Read 546 times)
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« on: October 02, 2008 02:16:29 PM »

Hello everyone.  I have made corsets for years and set all of the eyelets by hand, which kinda sucks sometimes.  Now I am making a punk styled vest for my BF and bought some 1/4 inch pyramid studs to go on it.  It has turned out to be SO tedious!  I was looking on eBay for a stud setter and ran across this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=330274355763

Does anyone have one?  How does it work?  Would you recommend it?  Would I be able to set square studs?  Different size grommets/eyelets? 

There are a bunch of cheaper bedazzler kind of tools on ebay, but I don't know if they would set the kind of studs I want.  Or eyelets for that matter.  I am looking at this from an investment point of view and would be willing to spend some money on it.  Any information you guys could give me would be greatly appreciated. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008 09:23:06 PM »

For eyelets and grommets, there are pliers such as these to set them in, and there is the hammer and stick tool that most eyelets come with. Check your local sewing store to see what pliers they carry. Certain pliers are for certain sizes.

For pyramid studs, you'd have to do them by hand. That's the punk rock way!
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008 10:55:08 AM »

Thanks for the reply!  The plier thingy is what I have for my grommets right now.  They work ok, but I sometimes have problems with keeping the grommets centered when setting through many layers.

I was afraid about that with the studs  Cry  At the rate I have been setting them, it will take me forever to finish this project!  I initially wanted to make this one for my BF, one for me, my sister, and one of our friends, but we may all be SOL!  Maybe I should have started mine first, LOL.  Kiss 
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008 08:14:29 AM »

Do you mark the spots where your grommets go on your fabric? That may help so that you can try to center the fabric marking just before you squeeze the plier.

There are stud setting tools, but they are only for round studs, like the BeDazzler. I guess it's because people don't normally use that many studs at a time on a project. There's this kid at my school who has a pyramid stud-lined sweatshirt all around the hood, and it looked like he did it by hand. Must have taken forever.

Good luck on that endeavor! I'm sure it'll be worth it. Wink
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