Studs and Pearls – DIY Fashion Book Giveaway

I’ve been pretty excited about this blog post for a while now having got my hands on a copy of Studs and Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion a couple of months back!

New Yorker Kirsten Nunez is the author of creative DIY Fashion blog Studs and Pearls. Nunez shares her creative flare through her blog DIYs and scored her first book deal in her 20s. She has had countless fashion features in Mollie Makes, Cosmo, CNN and tons more. This girl is one to watch!


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Studs and Pearls the book is pretty impressive for a first title. If you like DIY fashion you will definitely find something to create. Each DIY is laid out in a simple, clean way followed by pages of variations and further inspiration.


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The book offers DIY jewellery projects, customisation for your favourite clothes and shoes and tons of DIY accessory ideas. Nunez shares her tips and tricks as well as her inspiration and you get a feel for her passion and drive right from the beginning.


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Suggested suppliers for the UK and US are listed in the back of the book which is an added bonus and Nunez explains which tools she prefers to use when crafting.


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If you are a DIY beginner, there are some great projects that require very little skill (think gluing and cutting) and in contrast, some that require a little more experience such as wire wrapping and sewing. This handy index of projects by difficulty level is at the back of the book.


I tried out a couple of projects from the book in the accessories section (of course!).


Now I just need to book a summer holiday so I can wear these floral embellished sunglasses!



Fancy winning your very own copy of Studs and Pearls? All you have to do is enter using the widget below. The giveaway is open worldwide and a winner will be drawn at random and contacted after the closing date. Good Luck!

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If you can’t wait for the giveaway to end, you can also purchase a copy of the book via Amazon when it is released on 5 May 2014.



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29 Responses to Studs and Pearls – DIY Fashion Book Giveaway

  1. Raynor says:

    Love the sound of this book as it the projects seem simple enough to do with my craft-mad daughter :) Thanks for bringing it to my attention Claire :) xx

  2. Lauren says:

    LOVE the chain-thread bracelet. Jewelry DIY’s are my favourite, especially because statement jewels are so expensive right now and can easily be made for a third of the price – plus you get to say you made it when people ask where it’s from! ;)

  3. Meg Jenner says:

    I have some studs left from my crafty box subscription.. I’m feeling inspired :)
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  4. Jo says:

    I love the watercoloured jeans.

  5. Sarah O says:

    This book sounds like tons of fun. I love to DIY and with the summer holiday’s coming up, I’ll have tons of time to make things!
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  6. Sheree says:

    Lovely book!

  7. Anya says:

    This is amazing! I’ve been wanting to do/make something creative for a while now but have been stuck for inspiration or a decent idea so this would be so useful.

  8. Linda Rumsey says:

    This book looks to be full of fun ideas. I’ve tried cross stitching motifs onto clothes to make them mine.

  9. Karin Shaim says:

    well , I don’t have a favorite since I never trying to diy but I really want to try it and this book might help me :D

  10. Agnes Woolf says:

    I love tie-dying.

  11. tamalyn roberts says:

    i am not that clever but i do make the odd belt if needed with my scarves

  12. Julie says:

    DIY beginner — that’s me! :) Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous book. I love chain and thread bracelets. You’ll also got some pretty cute Scrabble letter brooches in your etsy shop. :)

  13. Andra Marta Krēsliņa says:

    Wow. This book looks truly amazing and it would really boost my inspiration. I am feeling very crafty right now. :D
    Thanks, Claire <3

  14. Thanks for the giveaway Claire!
    I’m hooked on knitting for fashion DIYs at the moment but sewing my own bags has to be my favourite but I’m trying to improve my jewellery making skills too :)
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  15. I love making bracelets out of anything I can!
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  16. MelodyJ says:

    I like fabric paint.

  17. SarahP says:

    Thank you for the opportunity! Love the sound of the book (and think my daughter would love it, too).

  18. Sandra Clarke says:

    I like simple jewellery necklaces with beads or a pendant.

  19. Sarah Banks says:

    Great book!

  20. Lyss says:

    I love the sounds of this book and I can’t wait to try the DIY projects in it. I’m a strong believer in balancing your wardrobe with personalized pieces like DIY items. It would be an absolute treat to win a copy. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  21. Alice says:

    Making shorts it’s super easy and they look brilliant

  22. Tracy Nixon says:

    I love making things with old jeans – recently I cut off the legs off a pair of jeans to create denim shorts! I stitched on a frilly Broderie anglaise style to the hems to make them look chic!

  23. Anna says:

    I love crochet collars – make every outfit look better!
    Anna x
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  24. Lauren says:

    I love to jazz up old belts with charms.

  25. Domi says:

    I just love redoing old stuff into new things. My recent passion is to rework old jeans into backpacks.

  26. em says:

    I’m a huge fan of the lace insert shorts I made for glasto a few years back. Anything with a little embellishment is good for me!
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  27. Natalie Crossan says:

    making shorts out of jeans

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  29. Lydia says:

    This book seems like such a good idea!!

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