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DIY Wedding
Bling Shoes!

I decided early on that I wanted sparkly shoes, but could never find any in my price range. Enter DIY bling shoes.

After one of my trips to the mall I stumbled upon a pair of black heels on clearance for $5 at Debs and decided to go for it. After all, if I ruined it, I'd just be out of a $5 pair of shoes and not an expensive pair.

After several trips to Michael's to use my 50% of coupons to get about 2500 crystals, some satin ribbon, E6000 glue, glass beads and string I embarked on my blingy journey.

Four days and 20 hours later I finished the first shoe. I sewed glass beads on the ankle strap for some dangling pizzaz, I hand glued on a couple thousand tiny crystals in 3 sizes, added a blue bow made out of satin ribbon to match the wedding colors and also be my something blue and did a few snips of fabric here and there.. and VOILA.

I'm quite proud of it and it's so sparkly in person. Include before, during and after pictures. Please excuse my pale pale legs!

What do you ladies think?
gratefulbride's Blue wedding
 |  Charlotte, NC, USA  |  09/20/2010  | 
OMGosh!  WOWWWWWW!!!!  You are amazing.
ladydamm's Pink wedding
 |  Windsor, ON, Canada  |  09/20/2010  | 
crazy! you did a great job!
daniellerenee85's Blue wedding
 |  Columbus, IN, USA  |  09/20/2010  | 
Aww! Thanks so much girls!! I spent so much time on them, I'm so happy they turned out as great as they did!
ladydamm's Pink wedding
 |  Windsor, ON, Canada  |  09/20/2010  | 
I'm glad they turned out so great too! lol. i'm a dork that way -- i get so excited for other brides. :)

and they took soooo long! but obviously it was worth it.
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michellelynn
 |  Calgary, AB, Canada  |  09/20/2010  | 
WOW!!  Now that is what I call dedication!  Great job!
bluphi2b's Chocolate wedding
 |  Pearland, TX, USA  |  09/20/2010  | 
I can't wait to finish mines.  Now they look like you spent a lot for them!!
misspriss's Black wedding
 |  Portugal cove, NL, Canada  |  09/20/2010  | 
wow those r BLINGIN!!!!
tashasita's Purple wedding
 |  Hamilton, ON, Canada  |  09/21/2010  | 
HOLY BLING BATMAN! I agree, that is def dedication.
ryansbride0311's Black wedding
 |  Charleston, WV, USA  |  09/21/2010  | 
WOW.  I love them BEAUTIFUL!!!
inluv2myshrek's Black wedding
 |  Houston, TX, USA  |  09/22/2010  | 
wow! aWESOME!

U did a great job....great dedication.haha
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fabulousbride2011
 |  Arlington, VA, USA  |  09/23/2010  | 
You did amazing good on your shoes, I love them
lnse0024's White wedding
 |  Webster city, IA, USA  |  09/25/2010  | 
Those are ahhhhmmmazzzing!

Awesome work & totally worth the dedication! :)
kittyvenglish's Orange wedding
 |  Wainwright, AB, Canada  |  09/28/2010  | 
I was just gonna say YOU ARE AMAZING! I want your bling shoes! What a great idea. I had an idea of adding a orange ribbon to my silver shoes but I never took the plunge.
daniellerenee85's Blue wedding
 |  Bloomington, IN, USA  |  09/28/2010  | 
Aww, thank you so much everyone!
kittyvenglish.- adding the bow was super easy. Just some satin ribbon and some glue!
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Patricia
 |  Singapore, 00, Singapore  |  09/30/2010  | 
This is awesome. You're really talented and patient. Love those heels. It must have grabbed a lot of attention on your wedding day!

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misstrisha's Blue wedding
 |  Brandon, FL, USA  |  10/18/2010  | 
Hi there, I know I'm late but I am looking for these crystals and cannot find them anywhere!!  You got them from Michaels?  What exactly are they called and/or what section did you find them in?  And how much did they cost?  THank you!!!!
daniellerenee85's Blue wedding
 |  Columbus, IN, USA  |  10/18/2010  | 
Thanks! I got them in the section of Michael's where all the beads are. They are called Crystalazzi or something like that. They were these pretty big packs that had 3 different crystal sizes in one pack. They are normally about $15 a pack, but I used 50% off coupons on them and got them for about $7 a pack. I also have read to check e-bay, because sometimes you can catch them for cheaper on there as well. Let me know if you need anymore info!!
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alysacooks
 |  Mumbai, Laghman, India  |  10/19/2010  | 
This is indeed a very good  piece of work that you have done and  provided a completely different look with. I think that it would be a very good thing to give it a try at and have that perfect look.
misstrisha's Blue wedding
 |  Brandon, FL, USA  |  10/19/2010  | 
Thank you, I will have to look for them.  Do they come in a bag?  I seriously looked all over Michael's yesterday and could only find cheap looking rhinestones that came stuck on pieces of paper......
daniellerenee85's Blue wedding
 |  Bloomington, IN, USA  |  10/19/2010  | 
No, they aren't in a bag. They are in a box with a see through front.
misstrisha's Blue wedding
 |  Brandon, FL, USA  |  10/19/2010  | 
No luck, I can't find them  =(
I will continue my search.  LOL.
mibride080610's Purple wedding
 |  Grand rapids, MI, USA  |  11/02/2010  | 
very cute
vintageweepikachu's Pink wedding
 |  Chicago, IL, USA  |  11/09/2010  | 
I know I am extremely late BUT... I love em'
Wish they were sitting in my closet right now...Shoot, I even were them to work!!!!
daniellerenee85's Blue wedding
 |  Columbus, IN, USA  |  11/09/2010  | 
LOL! Thank you! I wore them around the house for a long time afterwards! I love them!
vicenta's Green wedding
 |  Lufkin, TX, USA  |  12/06/2010  | 
I found them! Wow you really did an excellent job! FANCY! I would have been nervous to glitter a pleated shoe but you really did it well. Great find on the $5 shoes too!
daniellerenee85's Blue wedding
 |  Columbus, IN, USA  |  12/06/2010  | 
Thank you so much! I figured since the shoe was only $5, there wasn't too much to lose! lol!
cristina1977's  wedding
 |  Toronto, ON, Canada  |  04/28/2011  | 
this is way better than prada shoes!! they're beautiful..who would have thought its a 5$ dollar worth? you are brilliant!!
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