I have joined a monthly craft challenge with a group of fellow bloggers, I love arts and crafts (especially doing it with the kids) so I thought it would be a good use of my Pinterest addiction and trying some new things.
This months challenge was upcycling an item found at a charity shop. I searched Pinterest and chose an item which fitted in with my fashion interest: taking a boring pair of heels and upcycling them with some old jewelry items to make some stunning new shoes.
I managed to find a brand new pair of heels in the local charity shop, for just £3! The jewelry items were 3 for a £1, so my entire spend was £4, amazing.
I ripped the clips off the earrings and snipped the bracelet up to separate the gem stones (in the end I didn’t use the last item).
I then used superglue and attached these to the heel as they were:
I played around with some different ways of using the gemstones on the front of the shoe but settled on lining the front with them:
In hindsight I should have used tweezers to place the stones, my gloves got stickier and stickier and it got so difficult to place them carefully. I’m pretty sure at one point I nearly glued myself to the shoe 😂
I was really pleased with my final design, it looks so good and definitely looks like a designer shoe which you would have paid hundreds for in the shop and yet only cost me £4!