Over the past several months, heels of any sort have been out of the question due to my hip injury. Now that I am on the mend after surgery, thoughts of slipping on a pair of heels are in my sights.
Two paid of heels that are currently waiting for me in my closet are the Christian Siriano Kactus Fringe Pump in Cognac and Brash Hyper Caged Pump in Nude, both from Payless Shoe Source. While I love these shoes, I wanted to add a bit of embellishment to them to make them showstoppers.
So without further ado, here are the step-by-step tutorials:
Before & After
I have already worn these fringes beauties a couple of times on the blog, and while I liked how they looked, I was still longing for a fuller, more fringe-y look. In other words, I want to give them hair extensions.
For supplies and tools I gathered up some brown suede fringe trim from the “by the yard” section at Hobby Lobby, flexible fabric glue, scissors, and clips.
Step 1: Cut 4 pieces of fringe in 3 1/2″ lengths.
Step 2: Clip up the existing fringe to expose the lower strap.
Step 3: Put a bead of glue across the top of the cut portion of fringe trim.
Step 4: Apply the glued trim to the lower strap and release the clip to let the existing fringe lay down.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the upper strap and attach clips to secure trim as glue dries.
Step 6: Remove the clips after glue dries. Ok, let’s be real, I was not pleased with the indentations that the clips left as well as still not being satisfied with the fringe fullness, so if you do not want to use clips, I totally get you.
Step 7: Cut four more 3 1/2″ length pieces of trim, but this time cut off half of the fringe. Attach the trim just like in steps 2-5. I refrained from using clips this time around and now am loving all the fringe-y goodness.
I cannot wait until I can wear these!
Before & After
During my time of anticipating my hip surgery, I ordered these snake print pumps as a kind of prize for when I could wear heels again. I actually had the idea to add pyramid studs to them prior to purchasing them and I am excited to show you how I did it.
The supplies and tools I used for doing these is pyramid studs (I found these “Fashion Tidbits” in a bronzy, antique gold finish at Hobby Lobby), Crazy Glue, needle nose pliers, pencil, tape measure, paper plate, and highligher pen.
Step 1: Bend in the prongs on 16 studs per shoe with pliers.
Step 2: Measure and mark with a pencil where the studs are to be placed.
Step 3: Draw a small area of your paper plate with highligher and let it dry (this is so you can see the clear glue when you put it down, otherwise it gets lost). Squeeze out a dollop of crazy glue out over the colored part. Taking one stud with pliers, dip the back side into the glue.
Step 4: Immediately place the glued stud onto the shoe onto the pre-determined and marked locations. Press the stud down with your fingers to ensure contact. This glue dried really fast, so move as quickly as possible.
I am beyond pleased with how these turned out and are even better than I expected. This is yet another pair of shoes that I can’t wait to wear as soon as I am physically able.
Today’s Postivity Note
Seek peace & pursue it. Psalm 34:14
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