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Topic: Ugly $3 Walmart Heels into something Sexy? Need ideas!! <3  (Read 3619 times)
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« on: July 19, 2012 02:30:06 PM »

So I found these butt-ugly heels at Walmart for $3. The "Cheap University Student" in me leapt at that price tag, but there is no way in hell that I'm wearing them as-is.



As you can tell by the photos, they basically look like a rather plain heel design, with a sort of "sleeve". I suppose I could just cut carefully along the line and call 'em done, but who wants to stop at that? Besides, I have a pair of heels already that look similar to that design. Looking for something snazzier.

I love the idea of lace, studs, etc. Maybe a splash of colour somewhere, somehow.  I need inspiration, and input!

I'd love to hear anything you folks have to say!

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012 05:26:06 AM »

What about cutting off just the elastic and then re-using it by hand stitching it inside the boot to go over the ankle crease part of your foot. I'm thinking something like the Anna Bells Trolley boots.

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012 07:45:29 PM »

Yes, butt ugly. I can work with white easily, but the black could create some design challenges. One site I saw the person used leather and cut some type of angel/bat wings, attached them to the heal area, colored the entire shoe purple. Nope, remember now, that was on a catalog and I thought I could recreate them.  Sort of a wiccan type of catalog. Maybe Tuscano.

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012 11:22:36 PM »

I went searching for a picture of 'eyelets' and managed to find a picture of my suggestion... a corset style closure using eyelets which you can punch into the leather: http://www.chic-steals.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/opening7.jpg
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2016 01:33:50 PM »

I'd trim away that center part to turn them into a peep-toe, open pump. Then you could use beads, lace, rhinestones, feathers or any number of embellishments on them; E-6000 should hold most anything to them. You could use "Bling on a Roll"  (http://www.bjcraftsupplies.com/sewing/ribbon02.asp) to add a thin row of rhinestones around the curves, etc.
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016 01:35:30 PM »

Oh, and add some micro-glitter to the heels or a design in small crystals.
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