DIY: Spike Cuff


This past fashion week I found myself incredibly inspired wherever I went, but one of the most inspiring evenings was spent at Owen (an amazing boutique in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district, at a party for up & coming jewelry designer, DylanLex. DylanLex’s jewels are among my ultimate (bucket-list, someday) most lust-worthy dream purchases, but I also came across these super chic + edgy studded cuffs by Monica Sordo. I immediately thought to myself… I could make that! (or something kind of like it, at least) and so I did. This is an extremely easy project, great for beginners… you just may need some patience with the glue. (I recommend letting the top studs dry, then doing the sides, one at a time to prevent the studs from slipping!)




Carefully apply glue to the back of one stud.


Apply smack in the middle of the center of your cuff.


Add two more studs,  and allow to dry.



Slowly add studs to the sides, and allow to dry.


And done! (See? so easy.) Once the cuff is dry, just peel away any excess glue.



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  1. Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl:

    A fun and totally easy DIY….love this new series you’re doing!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  2. Jess Zimlich:

    So doable, I love it! I really like your hyperlapse of these over on Instagram, too 🙂

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  3. Drew Elizabeth (@catfishcaviar):

    What an awesome idea! Seems super easy for someone like me too haha 🙂

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  4. Sara:

    Just checked out those Monika Sordo cuffs – they’re gorgeous! Your DIY turned out great too!

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  5. Lila&Sirena:

    Very cool and chic piece, looks very expensive!
    Thanks for sharing =)

    Love from Mx,


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  6. Alexandra Puffer:

    Very pretty! I love the gold.

    Warm Regards,

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  7. Lilly H:

    Wow, love this! Really digging all the recent DIYs.

    – Lilly

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  8. Cathleen:

    I like it. I like simple DIY’s that turn out so great!

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  9. pati:

    Super cute and easy! I would probably poke my eye out but would have some pretty cool arm candy!

    9.25.14 Reply
  10. Miró:

    I saw Monica Sordo jewelry on Moda Operandi recently and loved it too! I’ve also been jonesing for some Eddie Borgo so this is great timing!

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  11. Jackie (York Avenue):

    This is a DIY I feel like I could actually do. And I would definitely wear these bracelets, I love studs! So cute.

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  12. Hapiness, Everywhere:

    Love these bracelets! Spiked jewelry is awesome 🙂 i did a couple of spiked diy tutorials for my blog too 🙂

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  13. Courtney Mae Drenth:

    Love this! What size/color of spikes did you use for this? It looks awesome!

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