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« on: May 06, 2010 01:51:13 PM »

Since seeing a project posted on craftster I really wanted my own pair. I bought a roll of sequins on ebay and then it took about 4 months to find the right pair of shoes..but I did and this is the result!
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modelled by my daughter

this was the original shoe, I cut off the centre bar and had to trim some of the bits of leather on the toe

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and the clever fix my daughter made to feed out the sequins..


they were dead easy to make, just hot glue and lots and lots of sequins and no glue burns!! they are not perfect up close, but they look perfect enough for me!
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010 02:22:12 PM »

These are lovely! So cool!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010 02:33:32 PM »

Ooh- add me to the domino effect of inspiration- I'm going shoe hunting at local thrift stores asap! I love them. <3 Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010 02:54:22 PM »

just a tip, buy a roll of sequins on ebay much much much cheaper than buying the stuff by the yard. Took me ages to find the right kind of shoes though. I love this shape, the sequins and the way I placed them emphasises the toes so they have a a very 50s vibe
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010 02:57:33 PM »

I love the toe placement! Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010 02:58:28 PM »

I WANT!!!  Great job, I think I'm going to try some when I have the opportunity.
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010 03:04:32 PM »

thanks amazing...they are actually very easy, just a little time consuming. The great thing of course is that being shoes they dont have to be absolutely perfect..no-one will be crawling on the floor to look at them!
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010 04:31:01 PM »

these totally rock!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2010 09:39:13 PM »

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Those ruby slippers are amazing!
I admit both the before and after are super cute shoes!
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2010 10:41:12 PM »

These are amazing!!
I love the way you've placed the sequins on the toes, it makes the shoes look so cute  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2010 10:46:47 PM »

Great Job! I wish I had ruby slippers!
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2010 08:49:33 AM »

You cut up perfectly good purple t-straps?Huh?? *DIES*


LOL, the after shoes look great too! I secretly always wanted some ruby slippers as a kid. I like the heel on these.
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2010 10:00:35 AM »

they weren't purple, the colour in that pic may be a little off, they were grey...! purple would have been harder to cut up!
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2013 12:39:09 AM »

I'll bet these would be perfect made with character shoes!
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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2013 04:45:12 AM »

I reckon they would as the sequin strips are pretty stable, so they would take a bit of punishment.
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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2013 07:25:25 AM »

I absolutely adore these!  One day I hope to find the right pair of heels for this project too... I'd love a pair!
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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2013 11:44:30 AM »

belladune, these were cheap ones from a budget shoe store, but to be honest I wouldn't really recommend that as comfy is better!
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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2013 03:27:08 PM »

Yeah... I suppose comfort is a big factor.  But then again, I don't really have anywhere to wear shoes like this anyway, so they'd be more to have ruby slippers then to wear Wink
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2013 06:40:39 AM »

You cut up perfectly good purple t-straps?Huh?? *DIES*



well if I see some more, i will snag you a pair and leave them uncutup..lol
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2014 05:05:50 AM »

Oh, they are beautiful.
Its given me an idea of how to do my (1940's) cinderella 'glass slippers'. Silver sequins!
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