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Topic: Kool-Aid dyed shoes with vintage rhinestones! New pics on pg2!  (Read 13602 times)
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« on: April 06, 2006 06:50:47 PM »

Whew! Again I pushed the deadline to the breaking point! At least I finished...LOL! Anyhoo, here are my Kool-Aid dyed mules, with beading & vintage rhinestones!

Here's how they started - White dyables (there's a smudge on one of the heels, I got them for 9$!)


And here's the finished product! I'm so proud, I think they came out great for my first Kool-Aid dyeing experiment!




I used 123 aqua rhinestones on the sides of the heels, and I sewed them all on by hand! I hope you guys like 'em! I am so proud of myself, I can't wait to wear them! More details in my blog if you're interested!
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2006 07:09:55 PM »

 Shocked THAT LOOKS AWSOME!!! Shocked

Great Job!
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2006 07:34:33 PM »

They look 1000000 no, infinity times better than before! I can't believe you did that, wonderful job!!! I have to say...I am SUPER proud of you too.. and I don't even know you! lol
No I just can't get over it.. I mean I know they are supposed to be dyed, but you did that beautiful color in koolaid...I am just like flabberghasted...something like that. I never knew shoes could look so good, and that's not even my style. I would wear those EVERYWHERE. And if someone got sick of it, I would kick them with that pointy toe. Hard. I love them. (I think this is my last edit, seriously I am using all my willpower)
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2006 07:35:42 PM »

what kind of kool-aid makes that color?
do they have blue flavors now?

(i'm out of the kool-aid loop.. haha)
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2006 07:46:29 PM »

beatuiful! What a great job you did and 123 stones? Amazing
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2006 08:03:09 PM »

Gorgeous color! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2006 08:06:06 PM »

Oh wow!  Shocked Shocked I'm am... speechless!  Ah!  Those would be totally perfect for prom!  Not that I've gone to prom  Roll Eyes  But wow.  I usually think shoes like that are.. well.. kinda stupid.. but I'd wear those any day!  Even with jeans!  Tongue  I had no idea you could do that with koolaid... sheesh.
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2006 08:56:31 PM »

Wow guys, thanks! I must confess I am a bit obssessed with this color... it's my craft room walls, the shirt I'm wearing right now, my kitchen curtain & roman shade AND my dishes! LOL!!!

After I saw the article on Knitty about Kool-Aid dyeing I knew I wanted to try this color, I used Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade (in my blog I have a mid-progress shot showing the kool aid color - here's a link! http://craftyginger.blogspot.com/). It seemed so blue, just the powder & water, but the yarn in the article looked right to me, so I just kept painting layers of dye on until I ended up with this shade.

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2006 02:20:47 PM »

Wow those are so beautiful. The color and the rhinestones. Grand job.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2006 05:39:57 PM »

Those are so pretty!  Way to go!!!
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2006 12:47:59 AM »

Wow, I can't believe you sewed the rhinestones on!
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2006 07:32:21 PM »

Wow, I can't believe you sewed the rhinestones on!
OMG! I can't believe I did either! I stare at them in wonder of it all! LOL!

My fingers were almost numb - as I stupidly insisted on using my fingernails as thimbles! I'm too stubborn sometimes...
Anyhoo - here's more pics! I wanted to show the electric blue the Kool-Aid powder turned! I was so intimidated to use it, but it really achieved the aqua I was hoping for!

The rhinestones took like 4 hours to sew on...and the dyeing took all of 40 minutes (in between a few drying sessions). I wanted to redo the footbeds too, but I didn't have enough time Undecided Oh well!

Thanks roskate, Starwings20, noelle, junquette, Stifflersmom, kraphtee87, SidekickFancy,  and Sissychrissy1! I'm still pretty new around here, and your comments mean so much!
Thanks guys! Craftster rules!
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2006 08:46:28 PM »

wow and i was really happy with the shoes i posted but these blew me away!  awesome job--i would never have thought to use kool aid on shoes

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2006 05:02:47 AM »

The electric blue would have been nice, but the color you've ended up with is just so pretty, it's really feminine.  Smiley  And the rhinestones are a beautiful touch.
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2006 09:47:28 AM »

The electric blue would have been nice, but the color you've ended up with is just so pretty, it's really feminine.  Smiley  And the rhinestones are a beautiful touch.

LOL! The electric-blueness had me scared senseless before I started! I'm sure you could get that color with the Kool-Aid though, I was just going for a more muted shade than that! The dye seemed to penetrate more where the beading was sewn to the shoe, before it dried it looked kinda runny and blotchy, but it evened out a lot. I only painted on about 4 layers of dye on, but if you did more I bet the color would be much more intense! I was so intimidated to try dyeing, but it turned out to be so much fun!

Oh, and I keep forgetting to mention, but the Kool-Aid left my shoes smelling fruity! Raspberry lemonade smells kinda like Fruity Pebbles!  Grin
And it made my dogs want to lick them! LOL
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2006 03:34:01 PM »

Wow- you achieved such a gorgeous color!!! I'm wondering- Do you know what material those shoes are made of? I'm considering making a dress out of white satin and kool-aid dying it, and i'm wondering if it would work! thanks :-)
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2006 05:55:22 PM »

I'm relatively certain it's some sort of silk - the dye took very well, and I wouldn't expect any kind of poly content to behave that way. Synthetic satin already comes in so many colors it might not be too tough to find it, I think it won't dye very well, though (if you start with white.)

Most natural fabrics take dye pretty well -  wool, silk; watch out for fabrics that are coated, though! I tested a tiny spot before I went to town, and I'd suggest a dye swatch before you go big scale! I've been thinking of trying to handpaint Kool-aid dye onto fabric, I'll be sure to post when I do! Good luck!

Plant materials (cotton, linen, hemp) won't accept kool-aid dyes, for those you'll need actual dye.
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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2006 07:29:58 PM »

 Shocked wow those are great
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2006 07:08:47 AM »

Woah! Those came out amazing! They look gorgeous, I love the color.
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