Sunday, March 6, 2011

Shoe Transformation: Decisions

This is how I made my decision on how to choose what earrings I wanted for what shoe.

I used straight pins to tack the earrings in place and then observed the look.

Step 2 Shoe Transformation: Deciding which earrings go with what shoes

I originally bought the black bracelts to go with the black shoes, but after removing the elastic, I really didn't like the look.

I really like the look of the Mesh earrings on the back and front of the shoes but I think I would rather attach some rhinestones with my hot setter rather than try to attach these type of earrings to the heel.

Saw a Great pair of shoes done that way in Hawaii with the rhinestones set along the back of the shoe heel.

The red shoes i prefer the heart earrings which is what I originally purchased for these shoes.

I did worry about choosing a different color than silver if I ever chose to wear gold jewelry but I tend to have only 10% of my jewelry is gold, ok 5%!

Step 1: Shoe Transformation

I was recently at Melrose and bought 2 pairs of shoes off the clearance shelves at $9 each. I didn't like the ruffly-satin like decoration down the front so I removed it all.
Unfortunately, what looked to be just sewn on decoration, turned out to be also glued down.
So, I was left with some damage to the front strap.
Not to be undeterred, I set forth to search for a pair of earrings or jewelry that I could use to decorate the shoes.
I had narrowed it down to a 2 pairs of earrings and 2 bracelets.
The Heart earrings & Black rhinestone bracelets i purchase from Melrose and the Rhinestone mesh earrings I purchased for $6.50 from the Charlotte Russo Outlet store.
Necessary items to finish project: Clear thread which I purchased from Hobby Lobby and a needle, preferably a curved upholstery needle, thimble which I like to use a leather one. Thimbles like this are available at most craft stores and places like walmart.