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« on: April 01, 2009 07:19:47 PM »

This is my first contest!  Woo!  This was a fun challenge for me that I really enjoyed.

So I have made these kind of shoes years ago and its been ages since I made one.  I don't want to give away too much because I think I might make a tutorial for this and post it on craftster, but I will tell you the basics of how its made:

I found a shoe that had a cute shape and wrapped it in clear packing tape.  Then I layered buttons and sealed it with more clear tape.  The pictures here don't do it justice....in person there is little to no glare and it looks like a glass slipper with buttons fused in it!!  I love how delicate it looks and it will sit proudly on a shelf in my house as a testiment to how much I love shoes! 

Please tell me what you think, I'd love some feedback!   Grin  Grin  Grin

« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009 07:51:16 PM »

 Smiley cute! are they wearable??

« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009 08:21:30 PM »

Sadly they are not wearable - because if I could pull that one off I would be looking at serious retirement very soon!  Well, not total retirement - more like making fabulous fun and really crazy shoes all day that felt like being retired because that's really playing for a living.  Thanks for the comment.

« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009 09:58:13 PM »

At first glance, I thought it was a resin shoe with buttons in it! Fabulous! Smiley
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009 11:32:10 AM »

Yeah I agree, at first glance it looked like Resin. Very cool!
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009 11:49:08 AM »

Absolutely FABULOUS!!!

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009 12:06:48 PM »

I think it's a testament to how well-made this is that, I am not really "into" shoes, and I saw this and was like, "So cool! I need to make one!" I'm gonna have to agree with everyone else. It looks like resin with suspended buttons - and the only way it could get cooler is if you could actually wear it. I'd love to see these in a variety of colors, too - or to see what else you could make them with! I'm thinking bottlecaps...

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2009 01:08:40 PM »

i think if it WERE resin, it might be slightly wearable.  except i think resin is fairly breakable, but maybe a different kind of resin...

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2009 07:25:38 PM »

Thank you so much for the comments.  I am hoping to do a tutorial soon because these are fairly easy and lots of fun!  I actually did a few that went on a national tour a few  years ago and were well recieved.  These shoes are only limited by your imagination which makes them so much fun and can make them extremely unique and personal.  I promise I will share very soon!  Again Thank you so much for your comments!

« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2009 12:26:31 AM »

so wait, is the shoe still in there, or is it just tape now? i love the idea of it just being so delicate and made of tape, very glass slipper!
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2009 03:58:12 PM »

The shoe is made of tape.  The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.  It is pretty substantial, yet light weight.  You can use about any kind of shoe or boot as a "form".   Thanks for the comments!  I needed the positive imput - been going through a bit of a rough patch and my crafting has been keeping me sane.

« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2009 09:24:15 AM »

very cinderella like ... I love the way the shoe is shaped and the tape and buttons make it eccentric...

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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2009 10:49:39 PM »

Super cute!  Wink

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