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Tag: Crafting

Very Very Sequined Shoes- DIY

These shoes were quite the undertaking! I had a pair of silver shoes that were getting kind of worn down. They were losing some of the silver finish on the outside of the shoes. I decided it was time to spruce them up.

I started out with some quick dry tacky glue. I glued a wide assortment of sequins (both a variety of colors and shapes) on to the shoes using it. I bought both some plain sequins and a variety pack which included butterfly shapes, flowers, birds, stars, leaves, etc. I tried to get a nice variation of sequins on to it.

After the glue started to dry, I put a coating of glossy mod podge on to the shoes.

Unfortunately the sequins shifted some and I ended up having to use some more glue to shift back the empty spots that had created. (E6000 glue this time)

Then I let them dry over night.

I added a few more sequins to the outside of the shoe in order to clean up any empty spots.

Then I put on another layer of mod podge.

Once that dried I put on glitter nail polish. (of a wide range of colors and sorts of glitter)

I added a last layer of mod-podge.

The final shoes are super rainbow glittery-awesomeness and they look like something out of a Katy Perry music video! Hopefully they will hold up well with wear.

Sequined Shoes


I have been sewing – Sally Jupiter costume

A LOT. It’s actually why I haven’t been posting so much. One of the things I have sewn is a Sally Jupiter costume for comic con.

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Past Projects

I am currently learning to knit. Once I finish the first two scarves I am working on, (one to learn the knit stitch and the other to learn to purl) I will be posting photos of them along with a little about the learning process.

Meanwhile I have reactivated my flickr pro account so I can bring you some pictures of crafting projects past.

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Acorn Hat Jewelry Set

I made a necklace and earrings out of acorn hats. They are painted using nail polish.

Christmas Chaos and Crazy Crochet

So I haven’t posted in ages because the holidays ate all my free time.

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