Miniature 1/8" studs (or spots) you can attach to tack items for decoration! Available in flat and domed styles, these can be added to saddles, breastcollars, harnesses and even strap goods like bridles.

Choose between star, and round flat-topped or domed styles, and with 4 short prongs, or two long prongs (star studs have 5 short prongs). Available in silver and gold color (except HS61g and HS71g, which are bare brass).

Studs

To attach on top of leather, gently press the stud onto the leather where you want it so the prongs leave an indent in the leather. Use the tip of a hobby knife to cut a tiny slit where each prong should go. Then press the prongs through the slits. Bend the prongs over carefully with a tool such as a needle-nosed pliers. To avoid marring the top of the stud, place a little piece of scrap leather between the head of the stud and the pliers when crimping.

You can "nip off" the prongs and attach the studs with glue also (however, this is not as secure.) If you have trouble dealing with all 4 prongs, you can nip 2 of them off and just use two prongs to attach instead.

NOTES:
The 2-pronged studs are made of heavier metal, and are a little harder to trim/bend than the other styles.

The grid lines shown in the images are .05" apart, twenty squares to the inch.

Studs
All items sold in packs of 20, except where noted.
Silver flat-top 1/8 round studs
HS11s
1/8" Flat, Silver color, short 4-prong
plated brass

$1.35/pack of 20
Silver domed 1/8 round studs
HS21s
1/8" Domed, Silver color, short 4-prong
plated brass

$1.35/pack of 20
Silver domed 2-prong 1/8 round studs
HS71s
1/8" Domed, Silver color, long 2-prong
plated brass

$1.35/pack of 20
Silver flat-top 2-prong 1/8 round studs
HS61s
1/8" Flat, Silver color, long 2-prong
steel

$1.35/pack of 20
Studs
All items sold in packs of 20, except where noted.
Gold flat-top 1/8 round studs
HS11g
1/8" Flat, Gold color, short 4-prong
plated brass

$1.35/pack of 20
Gold domed 1/8 round studs
HS21g
1/8" Domed, Gold color, short 4-prong
plated brass

$1.35/pack of 20
Brass domed 2-prong 1/8 round studs
HS71b
1/8" Domed long 2-prong
raw brass

$1.35/pack of 20
Silver and Gold color 5-prong 1/8 Star studs
HS81s
1/8" Star, Silver color, short 5-prong
plated brass

$1.35/pack of 10
HS81g
1/8" Star, Gold color, short 5-prong
plated brass

$1.35/pack of 10



Tips for Using Studs


Use the short-pronged studs as a decorative "crimp" on strap goods.
Shown on 1/16" lace.

Flat Topped Stud Crimp
Dome Topped Stud Crimp



Use the long-pronged studs as a decorative "slider"; useful for browbands, adjustable buckle straps, etc.
Shown on 3/32" lace.

Stud Slider Front
Stud Slider Back



Short-pronged studs can be used to decorate strap goods such as bridles, reins and more.
Shown on 3/32" lace.

Studs on Leather Strap




Mounting 4-prong studs on wider 1/8" lace may require different techniques. Two opposing prongs can be cut off and the stubs filed flush, or simply bent under.
The studs with two longer prongs fit 1/8" lace just fine.
On laces wider than 1/8", the studs should be attached by pushing the prongs through the leather.

Clips on the back of metal Studs

Sample below shows studs attached to 1/8" leather.

Studs on 1/8 leather




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