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EllieJay
« on: July 11, 2010 01:59:38 AM »

I'm being a bridesmaid for a friend next week and I wanted share my shoe saga with you all...

Due to fact I live about three hours from the bride, shopping for bridesmaids shoes together was going to be a challenge. So she gave me two instructions- 1. they must be silver and, 2. have a big heel as her other adult bridesmaid is a lot taller than me (I'm 5'1" and she's 5'9" Grin) So...off I go to town and it turns out that silver is out at them moment and all shoes are flat as that the fashion Huh

I turn to ebay. I find these



Normally I'd rock the goth look, but I thought the bride might object  Cheesy

Soooo... Inspired by Irregular Choice shoes (let's be honest, what girl doesn't secretly want a pair of those?) and falling back on my kanzashi making skills and a huge sparkily stash of fabrix and sequins - I made these...





Love to know your thoughts on them!
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sorbetsurprise
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2010 03:42:39 AM »

I completely love them!  I think the bride will be jealous of them!  (Also I  have 2 pairs of Irregular Choice!  I'm a lucky girl!)
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dana_h
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2010 07:18:40 AM »

Both are adorable. Your new shoes look very good for a bridesmaid.
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Don't mess with the pie ho(le)
EllieJay
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2010 09:40:51 AM »

Thank you!   Grin

I actually have another pair of similar shoes I brought of ebay that were too big and have scuffs on the side. I was thinking of doing something similar, maybe involving a bit of a repaint, and sell them on via ebay. I'd love any suggestions as to what I should do with them! Obviously they don't need to be worn for a wedding so I think I may go crazy with them  Grin
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ghanne
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010 09:49:52 AM »

Love them!!  I came home from London with 5 pairs of Irregular choice shoes and you totally created their look!  Great job. 
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EllieJay
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2010 09:57:07 AM »

Thank you so much  Grin

I was in Shuh yesterday looking at the irregular Choice display and over heard one women trying to get her friend to get a pair. Her friend said she could never walk in them, to which her friend replied "You wouldn't have to, you'd just stand there and look georgeous!"

So true!
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julietalpha
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010 09:07:16 PM »

Hahaha - I know I couldn't walk in your shoes.  I imagine just standing might be enough of challenge.  Cheesy

However, I think they look really pretty - very suitable for a bridesmaid.  I hope your fellow bridesmaid didn't feel too inadequate though.
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So much to make, so little time!
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2010 11:18:27 AM »

OMG YOU FLIPPIN ROCK!!! i wish i could make those flowers so i could make my bridesmaids flipflops with them on there!!! soooo jellous!!! great job, im ganna hit this rocks!
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EllieJay
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2010 02:53:42 PM »

Thank you so much!

If you can sew or have any skill with needles and (lots of) glue, those flowers aren't too hard to make. Just google 'Kanzashi tutorial' or similar and there are a few how-to guides around teh intertubes.

Thanks for all your kind words. The shoes were a great success at the weddding! They even got a mention in the Groom's speach Grin And I heard a few of the groom's aunts are going to have a craft/wine/shoe modification girlie  evening. Spreading the crafting message Grin

So anyway...Some action shots:

Messin' about while the bride was getting ready.



The bride had actual Irregular Choice shoes in purple (very, very pretty! Smiley)



I'd been walking (and dancing) about for hours at this point and I'm a flip-flops kinda girl! Although they were a lot more comfortable than I'd expected.



Thanks for looking!




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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2010 05:26:13 PM »

yeah i found some awesome tutes for those flowers and im ganna show your post to a friend of mine who wants to do something like that to her shoes for her wedding! if anyone else is interested in tutes for those flowers here are some good ones.....http://katiedid.squarespace.com/katie-did-journal/2009/5/1/tutorial-flower-collar.html, oops that one was for another kind of flower, but hey there it is if you want it, and these are the kanzashi flowers
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/tsunami_kanzashi_flower_2
http://mycreativescrapbook.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=1633
i like the second one the best, easyer to read
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