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Topic: Kool-Aid dyed shoes with vintage rhinestones! New pics on pg2!  (Read 13465 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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