These shoes were very challenging to make but very rewarding! I am very pleased with the outcome. The Vitrail Medium crystal is so beautiful! I see it used mostly with baby blue or silver shoes (boring!) but they are beautiful when applied to a turquoise or even bright pink shoe.
To give credit where credit is due, I did not make these beautiful peacock feather shoe clips. I did add the crystal detailing to them, but Lucyohlucy did an amazing job making a customized pair of shoe clips for me.
Without the shoe clips these shoes are still incredibly stunning!
I’m so excited to introduce you to The Peacock shoes! I have 5 days to get these done and I’m trying something completely new. I’m really cutting it close, but I’ve been planning these out for months and am confident these will be a complete knockout!
Lots of glitter removal. The shoes used to have a velvet bow on them, but I cut them off.
After painting the shoes I FINALLY got my crystals. A tough lesson was learned about wholesalers this week and shipping issues. Long story short, all of these crystals were scheduled to be here THURSDAY. I was waiting on my last special order that was delayed. Not a fan of this other vendor I was trying. Serves me right for having such difficulties trying to find an apparently discontinued crystal.
I apologize for the distracting watermark on some of the photos. I’ve had one of my pictures from my old website stolen and it’s very upsetting for someone to steal your idea and your photograph and pass it off as theirs. I also know of a few other people who have had the same thing happen. This is why I have slightly aggressive watermarks on my photos. It’s very difficult to find the right watermark that will work with all photos without being too over the top and distracting.
Here you can see the biggest mistake I made withe these shoes. I strassed these shoes all the way down to the edge. Big mistake, especially using spray paint! Spray paint is not good to use AT ALL. They only cover a surface, they don’t bond to the surface. So when the crystals were place too low on the shoe they chipped off, and the paint peeled off pulling off more crystals!
Rest assured I learned my lesson!! As you can see, I didn’t make the same mistakes with my other shoes. Through my mistakes on my own shoes, your shoes will never be subjected to mistakes! I have honed my blinging skills 🙂