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handful_of_lies
« Reply #50 on: December 15, 2005 07:31:57 AM »

I love them!  They seriously are one of the best pairs of shoes that I've ever seen.
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CaterinaEllen
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2006 08:43:32 AM »

Love'em Cheesy I also saw those Rocketdog shoes and fell in love with them, but trawled the internet to find them in the UK with no avail. In the end I bought some black glitter ones which are similar, but not as cool as the red ones would have been. I may have to add some red bits... now where did i put that red glitter?...

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mortimer_frog
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2006 01:04:06 PM »

ok, so the day after seeing this, i tried making a pair in green. when i went to payless they had one pair left in the kids sizes in pink and they fit and then they were also on sale so i was super pumped  Cheesy..anyways i painted mine green to begin with, then applied E6000 and the glitter, and then gave em two coats of clear acrylic sealant.  i've worn them like 3 times now and they're holding up really well..


someone said to me "umm.. i think the shoes are suppose to be ruby and the city is suppose to be emerald, so where do those take you?" me:"ruby city, duh"  Smiley

anyways, great project, super easy, thank you mortimer_frog!


I just wanted to show off my results a bit. Smiley

I ended up using SOOO much glitter on them.. like 6 coats to get them covered as well as I did.

I used Aileenes (sp!) fabric glue (it dries completely clear and is flexible) and I'd just paint on a layer, sprinkle the glitter on it, then press it in, let it dry for a day, then repeat, then after the last layer of glitter, I just put on one last layer of glue and let it dry.

Honestly they didn't shed as much as I expected.. and after a good shake outside I had no problems with a glitter trail.

I have to tell you, out in the sunlight, these things are amazing.

Thank you so much for the inspiration!

[eta- just for the record, these were an olllld pair of chucks, and I got some "real" shoe laces.. cleaned up the glue spots on the toes, and scraped the glitter off the lace holes. they look a bit neater now Smiley ]

I LOVE YOURS!! i LOVE GREEN!! i didnt think people were still posting on this topic!! i was shocked when i oped it up and it had 3 new pages of comments since last time i checked!!! which was a few months ago! and to skye691 i LOVE your shoes to! im glad people accually tried it out !! im so excited more people should post there glittery creations!!
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make it the latest trend, then abandon it, and start a new one, make it an over heated sewing machine at 3 a.m make it transform a pile of scrap fabric into a next level handbag. Make it sparkle. make it somthing you will call a statement, but youll just call another random tuesday
lanna to the max
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2006 02:22:19 PM »

im in love with your shoes! for about a mmotnh ive been looking for flats to make into ruby red slippers, but i couldnt find them. so last week im looking around TJmax and i found the rocket dogs for only $20.00! i would have liked making them instead, but i'll be happy. im gonna put glitter on all my shoes!!! thanky you very much! :]
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bonbonz101
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2006 05:29:03 AM »

The other day I wore hot pink flats to school and as I walked by one of my teachers he started clicking his heels, trying to get me to imitate Dorothy. However, it made no sense because I did not have awesome shoes like these. Very pretty  Cheesy
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« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2006 06:32:41 PM »

haha sweet!
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make it the latest trend, then abandon it, and start a new one, make it an over heated sewing machine at 3 a.m make it transform a pile of scrap fabric into a next level handbag. Make it sparkle. make it somthing you will call a statement, but youll just call another random tuesday
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« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2006 07:53:28 PM »

Oh wow...they're bright....and sparkly....and colourful....and sparkly....and cool....and sparkly....

Next stop: Payless shoe store and JoAnns (they love me there *yarn addict*)

Awesome job everyone, talk about a shoe inspiring thread.  I love those glittery shoes you see in the kids section and wish they'd make them in adult sizes....not anymore! hehe!  Thanks! Roll Eyes
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rowlly
« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2006 05:17:10 AM »

Love these glitter shoes. Thinking about doing a pair of pumps in black glitter
Well i may be a little nervous wearing red glitter my teenage daughter may have me commited Tongue
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Luna12
« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2006 09:12:02 AM »

 Grin Their so cute ^.^. Awesome idea and it saved you a lot of money lol.
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munzder
« Reply #59 on: February 14, 2006 04:57:52 PM »

I love them. I had pink ones like them when I was little. I love the location where yo took the pictures too. That road is so cute
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