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Topic: Off to see the Wizard: Ruby Slippers  (Read 1622 times)
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« on: November 08, 2007 05:58:15 PM »

I've always wanted ruby slippers, and this past Halloween was my chance to whip some up. This is my first ever shoe recon, and all in all it was a quick and cheap thrill! One day I'd like to make a better quality pair using sequins and the whole bit but I decided to dress up and go out fairly last minute so these babies had to be made quickly.

If you're curious about my method, I took a pair of cheap faux leather pumps, sanded them and used a file to rough them up a bit, and then applied white glue and a ton of red glitter. When this dried, I touched up any bare spots, let that dry again, and sprayed them with two coats of varnish. Due to my extremely cheap price range, all I could find in my size were navy pumps, but if you try anything like this I would strongly recommend that you use red ones. The glitter held up decently, but dancing, carousing, and having your feet stepped on definitely take their toll and some glitter did come off leaving exposed navy blue patches. Thankfully, it was dark and most people were too inebriated to notice. If you really wanted the glitter to stick, I would suggest weld bond glue as opposed to good ol' elmers, or even epoxy if you have the money to cover that kind of surface area in it.

Anyway, here they are. Hope you like them!



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Eta: I just looked through the shoe board properly and saw that this has been done before a few times. I guess great minds think alike! Well anyway, this is just my version and I did come up with the method in my own mind. I love the other versions too though!
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wonderfullll.......I think these are so great.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007 06:10:12 PM »

Thanks! They're super quick so if you ever feel inclined you could always whip up a pair for yourself. They cost me less than 5 bucks too heh.
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