Rio Rondo Enterprises Harness Studs/Spots


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 below are .05" apart, twenty squares to the inch.

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.

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

Clips on the back of metal Studs
Studs on 1/8 leather

HS11 -- Flat Head, Short Prong, 1/8" diameter, plated brass

These studs have 4 short prongs, long enough to be attached to 2-3 oz. tooling leather.
Sold in Packs of 20.

Studs Studs
HS11s - Flat/Silver Color, 1/8"
Pack of 20 / $1.35
HS11g - Flat/Gold Color, 1/8"
Pack of 20 / $1.35


HS21 -- Domed Head, Short Prong, 1/8" diameter, plated brass

These round-top studs have 4 short prongs, long enough to be attached to 2-3 oz. tooling leather.
Sold in Packs of 20.

Studs Studs
HS21s - Domed/Silver Color, 1/8"
Pack of 20 / $1.35 >
HS21g - Domed/Gold Color, 1/8"
Pack of 20 / $1.35


HS61 -- Domed Head, Short Prong, 1/8" diameter, steel

These flat-top studs have 2 long prongs, suitable for thicker leathers, multiple layers etc. The prongs can be trimmed and bent to form a loop to make a sliding concho.
Sold in Packs of 20.

Studs
HS61s - Flat/2-Prong, Steel, 1/8"
Pack of 20 / $1.35


HS71 -- Domed Head, Short Prong, 1/8" diameter, silver color (steel) and gold (bare brass)

These round-top studs have 2 long prongs, can be used for thicker leathers or multiple layers. The prongs can be trimmed and bent into a "loop" and used as a sliding concho.
Sold in Packs of 20.

Studs Studs
HS71s - Domed/2-Prong/Silver (steel), 1/8"
Pack of 20 / $1.35
HS71b - Domed/2-Prong Gold (brass), 1/8"
Pack of 20 / $1.35




HS81 -- Star Stud, 5 short prongs, approx 3/16" across, plated brass

Star Studs have 5 short prongs for attachment.
Sold in Packs of 10.

Studs
HS81s - Star Stud/Silver Color, 1/8"
Pack of 10 / $1.35
HS81g - Star Stud/Gold Color, 1/8"
Pack of 10 / $1.35

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