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marcymallow
« on: April 29, 2012 04:19:21 PM »


i obviously have no life, and decided to put all the coke's my mom drinks to use on some old canvas shoes i never wore



they're wearable, but the don't bend as much as necessary to walk comfortably
the pop tabs underneath are a work in process

questions and comments welcome Smiley
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Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012 02:50:11 AM »

Wow! Perhaps to make them more wearable you could do only the toes and heels and maybe use the plastic wrappers from 2L bottles for the sides?

But either way I think they're amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012 04:52:16 AM »

Wow!  They look amazing, great job. 

Shame that they are not too flexible for easy wear.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012 10:44:05 AM »

wow!
good job, they look like a work of art....

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marcymallow
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012 01:58:46 PM »

Wow! Perhaps to make them more wearable you could do only the toes and heels and maybe use the plastic wrappers from 2L bottles for the sides?

But either way I think they're amazing.

Thanks, but the problem is actually that the toe doesn't bend enough, it's still technically wearable, just not walking shoes, i appreciate the input though  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012 09:08:46 AM »

how cool! some high heels would be amazing- they're never comfortable anyways.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2012 12:57:53 PM »

Those are awesome. I think you should submit a picture and a story to coke and who knows...maybe it could turn into some cash.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012 03:01:02 PM »

That's ok if they're not too bendy, they're pretty I would totally frame them and put them up in my room Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2012 03:41:04 PM »

Did you hand sew them?
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2012 05:58:18 AM »

Did you hand sew them?

i had to us push pins to make the holes, then hand stiched through, pretty time consuming, but totally worth it  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2012 04:14:13 AM »

What did you do to keep from cutting your fingers? Anything special? I would love to do this a pair of old heels and some grape soda cans to decorate my hallway, but am really scared of cutting myself. I had that problem when I tried to make bangle bracelets with old rootbeer cans a few years ago and have avoided working with pop cans since. Great job!
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kitschcrazy
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2012 08:15:44 PM »

Wow! These are so cool! What a great project. I think people would be these as an artwork. To make them more wearable, maybe you could put some foil-like fabric on the toes. I would love to see these done with labels from Campbell's Soup cans. Very kitsch!
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2012 07:50:04 AM »

What did you do to keep from cutting your fingers? Anything special? I would love to do this a pair of old heels and some grape soda cans to decorate my hallway, but am really scared of cutting myself. I had that problem when I tried to make bangle bracelets with old rootbeer cans a few years ago and have avoided working with pop cans since. Great job!

well... i didn't use anything to protect my hands  Huh i'm pretty used to dealing with sharp objects from my art class, and i would just never touch the edges. i think it helps to use an exacto knife to cut the top and bottom off, and then use a pair of scissors to cut the rough edges. i would definetly try to pattern how you're going to cover your heels so that you can just cut the pieces of can, good luck with your project! hope this helps
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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2012 03:10:19 PM »

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