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1  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / NEW ZEALAND / Where to buy pyramid STUDS?! on: November 16, 2009 01:57:29 AM
I know there are plenty of places online but I don't want to pay huge shipping fees.

Does anyone know where I can find Pyramids studs in bulk lots (like 100 - 200) in large-ish and smaller size?

Many thanks!
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: 17 metres of sequins later.... RUBY SLIPPERS! on: October 08, 2009 03:48:38 PM
I've just made another pair too!
These are for my sister with different sequins - not as glittery.
The supid thing was that the colour came OFF of the sequins when it came in contact with it! So I had to be super careful not to smudge it!

I'll post pics asap!
3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: 17 metres of sequins later.... RUBY SLIPPERS! on: September 08, 2009 11:24:15 PM
did you use individual sequins or just glued the strand to the shoe? i see the strands of sequins in the back, but not sure if you took them apart or not.

totally making these! as someone else said they dont make them in big girl sizes, and i totally want a pair. you did an awesome job, and they look so professional!

Glued by the strand Smiley
Way too hard to do it individually!

GORGEOUS. They look awesome in the pic where you're wearing them. How much did 17 metres of sequins cost u?

About $2.40 New Zealand dollars per metre, So yeah, quite a bit Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: 17 metres of sequins later.... RUBY SLIPPERS! on: September 05, 2009 01:21:08 AM
They are absolutely stunning!  You've done a very professional job and I admire your patience and precision.

Question: Did you use any sort of sealant over the top or are they raw?

Nope, the glue was enough. I've worn them twice so school and apart from a little bending at the toe everything is fine Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: 17 metres of sequins later.... RUBY SLIPPERS! on: August 30, 2009 02:56:18 PM
Hmmmmm... fabric/ leather glue... That may have been a smart idea...
One time I hot glued a gazillion individual sequins onto a pair or rubber boots,
and everytime I pushed the sequins down, a tad of hot glue would be pushed out of the hole in the centre...
My hands were numb for days,
hence the not hot glue, much smarter idea
Wink

Oh yeah, hot glue was my first idea, but then I decided i'd like the use of my fingers afterwards Tongue
This stuff dries clear, is flexible and machine washable!
6  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: 17 metres of sequins later.... RUBY SLIPPERS! on: August 30, 2009 04:16:42 AM
Wow, these are definitely the best crafted ruby slippers I have ever seen.  They look so professional!  Are you planning on wearing them for fun or are they for a special occasion  like a role in the play?  Keep up the good work!

oh no I totally plan on wearing them around! I wore them to school the other day Smiley
most people just look at me strangely though Tongue
7  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / 17 metres of sequins later.... RUBY SLIPPERS! on: August 28, 2009 07:27:54 PM
After um-ing and ahh-ing about making my own ruby slippers for quite some time, I took the plunge after seeing these lovely replicas:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23479177

So I promptly went out and bought the shoes (black leather pumps, I wasn't going for exact replicas but I did want the thick heel), 10 metres of sequins and a bottle of fabric/leather glue.

However, once I finished one shoe and the heel of the other, I found that 10 metres was NOT enough!!
So I had to go all the way back to the shop and get 7 more metres - It didn't help that the shops with the cheapest sequins didn't have red Sad

All in all, they took me about 3 days but only about 2-3 hours each day.
On to the pictures!!











ETA: Here's a HQ picture if anyone wanted to see a closeup.

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Exposed zips!? on: April 18, 2009 07:46:49 PM
anyone else? Sad
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Exposed zips!? on: April 08, 2009 01:25:27 AM
So I am really inspired by the dresses with exposed zips down the front, how ever I don't know how to sew them!
Does anyone have any tips for me?
I haven't sewn a normal zip in a while (only invisible ones) so i'm a lil rusty and I don't want the zip to go allllll the way to the bottom of the dress so I need to know how to finish the seam and hem.

Here are some pics of what I sort of want:
http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.51780743.jpg
This is a coat but it's similar to what I like



http://imagecache.asos.com/inv/Q/7/37/442318/Plum/image1xl.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41AbuuEOHNL._SS500_.jpg
I like this one but only if the ended at about half way.

So can anyone help me? Cheesy
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 2 Tops - Leopard and IKEA Madness on: December 14, 2008 02:15:51 PM
The second one is GORGEOUS!

By any chance do you have a pattern to share for it? Cheesy
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