So the first idea was this "organic" spike rock'n'roll belt. I found this little wood cones in a pub that apparently are used in barels of ale, and thought they would look cool as spikes.
I wanted to glue them to something, but as I chose a plain elastic belt, the spikes would fall on the first stretch. That's when I found those upholstery nails - they would hold the cone in place and the flat top on the inside would not hurt me when I wear the belt.
The initial idea was to cover them in fabric - I have loads of vintage floral ones - but as that got too complicated, Auntie said: "why don't you add another nail at the top?" So we did. And I decided to leave it at that for a while - i quite liked the mixture of wood and metal.