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« on: February 16, 2012 12:03:36 PM »

If you have wide feet, you know how difficult it is to find just a nice, let alone fabulous pair of shoes in your size. This is the reason I made these.

They started off life as a incredibly tacky pair of red simulated suede Fioni brand pumps from Payless. I used embellishment glue and a  spool of pre-strung cup sequins to cover the pumps by wrapping the sequin around the shoe, placing each layer slightly overlapping the previous one. The suede texture of the shoe helped a lot by providing the glue with a good surface to stick to. I'm not sure this process would work with patent or leather like materials. The bows are made of cardboard covered in red cotton, with sequin glued to one side.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2012 02:26:42 PM by Gloomilyeuphoric » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012 12:53:42 PM »

Oh, yes. I know your wide feet pain. I'm off the scale at most shoe shops.

Those shoes are fabulous. They appeal to the magpie in me.

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Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012 01:03:52 PM »

Adorable! Makes me want to go skipping down the yellow brick road...

I feel your pain on finding cute shoes for odd feet; I usually need a 10 1/2, a size that doesn't exist in almost all brands, so I'm stuck with trying to find 10's that run large or 11's that run small.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012 12:01:20 PM »

If you click your heels together three times, do you mysteriously find yourself in Kansas?
These are quite frankly the shizzle. I feel your wide-feet-cute-shoes pain. I've basically reached the conclusion that no shoe will ever fit me properly...

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012 07:33:08 PM »

Thanks everyone. They're sparkly and great to look at, but cleaning them is nightmare! Simply wiping the shoes down with a damp cloth won't do the trick (and actually caused some areas of sequin to fade and become blotchy) I have to bust out the industrial vacuum and use the hose with a brush attachment, which works really well.

These are kept sealed in a plastic bag waaaay in the back of my closet because they're such dust magnets.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012 05:10:47 PM »

These rock! I'd want them even if they are difficult to clean.

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