I am really excited about this Shoesday!!! I don’t normally do much with high heels or dressy shoes, in general. I guess that is mostly because I work from home so tennies and flip flops are the norm for my day. BUT, every girl needs a couple pairs of heels for special occasions, going out and all of that fun stuff.
So, when I was walking around a flea market a couple weekends ago and spied these pumps lying on a huge table chock full of shoes from a distance, if found myself saying “please be in my size!” and then “please let them not stink!” As it turns out they fit perfectly, they didn’t smell like anything but leather and they were only $2. I knew the instant I saw those shoes from 20 feet or more that if they were mine, I’d be studding the heck out of them.
My first issue was the studs I wanted to use at Hobby Lobby kept selling out. So, I’d get a couple of bags at a time, slowly stockpiling for the project until I got the 6 bags I needed. Yes, these shoes have 176 fantastic studs in them. Awesome, right?
If you want to stud your own, keep your eyes out for some sharp heels with nice, thick straps. I know that not everyone will find shoes like these because thrifting is totally hit or miss – so- I’ve done some looking on ebay. I think these are reasonably priced black strappy shoes that would also look great studded. Here are two: $26.68 with shipping and $29.99 with shipping. Plus there are tons more that would be great. If you don’t have any luck thrifting for them seriously consider searching out ebay! Wanna search these exact shoes out? All that I can tell you is the brand is “Bellini” and it appears to be a QVC brand…
So you’ve got your shoes and want to get it? Then, let’s get started, shall we? You’ll need: studs in a size complimentary to your straps, x-acto knife with a sharp blade, butter knife aka studding tool.
Start your first stud my placing it on your strap and estimating where you’ll need to cut through the leather. If you will have more than one row, like my two, use the slit nearest your new stud that the other is already using. This will help them line up to be nice and even.
Carefully push the stud through, making the slits you cut larger if necessary.
Turn the strap over and use your butter knife to push the prongs in and set the stud.
Continue down the strap for the entire length.
This is really so easy to do when you get going. Once you get your materials all together, you can have some super sexy studded pumps in about an hour! So keep your pretty peepers on the lookout! Happy Shoesday Tuesday, y’all!
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