with the below post as my impetus, i hacked my way to some new fringe-y concho summer shorts!
begin by chopping jeans to desired length. pull raw edge theads, to start fraying at bottom- (wash/dry- if you want additional fraying to occur). set aside. second, begin by laying out conchos onto newspaper and paper plates. lightly spray conchos, to reduce nickel-finish shine, for antique effect. don’t spray completely black- just a subtle dusting of paint. let dry. cut lengths of suede lace into (x3) varying lengths; 10″, 12″, 17″. use longer laces at top concho- by waistband (ie: 12″ and 17″), and smaller laces towards hem (ie: 10″ and 12″). loop (x2) laces on bar, for each concho. after all conchos have been laced, place on shorts. i used needle & thread to secure conchos, beginning below waistband, with (x5) assorted shapes on each side.