As some of you may already know i love anything crafty.
I have a little sewing machine station in my bedroom and am hoping to buy a mannequin soon so i can start making some dresses, well that's the idea any way.
You may have also seen the pictures of my wedding shoes in a previous blog that i customised.
I bought a pair of shoes which were actually reduced in Primark and customised them by sticking gems all over them it took a good few hours and a lot of gems but i love them.
I had a few gems left from the above project and so i decided to customise some leopard print heels on a much smaller scale.
I got the gems from Ebay and stick them down using special glue specifically for craft projects such as these, called Gem Tac which i also bought from Ebay.
Here are the shoes before.
Here is what i used. Make sure you buy gems with a flat back so they stick well to the fabric. You may also find it easier to use a paint brush to apply the glue.
I didn't bother this time as it was only a quick and small project.
I managed to balance the gems along the back seam to try out some different looks before glueing them down.
I decided on a more subtle look instead.
I applied a thin even layer of glue to the bow and applied the gems to the wet glue to add a little sparkle.
Whilst the glue was still wet i wiped around the gems as the glue does dull the sparkle if it gets on the front and left to dry over night.
Just a subtle change but i think quite a pretty one.