Sunday, October 23, 2011

a Girl and her SHOES!

What is it about a girl and her shoes? We want them! We need them!! We have to have them!!! But what do we do when we find that perfect pair at a garage sale or thrift store (only a dollar or two) and, darn! wrong size? Pass up a cute pair of shoes?...I think not!

My solution...make them into a necklace!

A little crazy? Maybe! And yet, I've created some designs that I would never have imagined otherwise and they are completely unique!


 This design called Autumn Leaves began with these sandals that I found at a thrift store.

I painted the suede leaves to up the luxury value
and embellished them with lustrous pearls.
 I finished the piece off with a copper chain and a handmade hook clasp.

Over the next couple of days I will be sharing more of my shoe-licious leather creations. I hope you will return and check them out!

Sharing with: Not Just A Housewife: Show Me What Ya Got

Featured at I Gotta Create

16 comments:

  1. Kathy - that is so creative! I'll certainly be checking back. Checked out your photo gallery and you have inspiring work.

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  2. Awesome!!! What a fantastic, and creative idea. I love it!

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  3. Another beautiful piece! Your creativity is never ending, that's for sure! I'm afraid to count how many shoes I have! I guess when I go to thin them out, I might have to repurpose them into jewelry. Who would've thought shoes=jewelry? Can't wait to see more!

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  4. Holy smokes..love love love this idea!! It makes me giggle when I reuse or alter something!! Your necklace is amazing!!Hugs,Cat

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  5. Not sure if my comment was published and I just HAD to tell you that I love your necklace!!Excellent idea!!Hugs,Cat

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  6. Wow what a great piece. I have to say it is the first necklace from a shoe I've seen and I love it and want one of my own! I think I might have to go looking for shoes the next time I'm thrifting.

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  7. So beautiful. So creative! Perfect for the fall. I have a NEW pair of boots that don't fit...now you have me thinking : )

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  8. Oh.My.Gosh. I alwys love seeing a great "upcycle" and you really have the vision for it. I would never have thought of shoes as a source for making a necklace. Beautiful!

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  9. These are absolutely STUNNING!!! Thanks for linking them up to my party. They class the whole joint up!

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  10. So very cool!!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!!

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  11. Well, hello! I just ran across your blog for the first time on Tip Junkie and what do I find? Brilliance! Beauty! And a feeling of "why didn't I think of that?". SO creative! I'll be checking back to see what else you come up with!

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  12. Sorry...my bad. I found you from I Gotta Create. Which I found through Tip Junkie. No matter how I found you, I'm happy I did!

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  13. That is just so creative! Love it! Im a new follower, great blog!

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  14. That necklace is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! What a creative idea! I'm gonna look at shoes in a whole new way now (I knew I loved shoes)....

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  15. Turned out so stunning!

    I've done this before with a pair of flip-flops that have beautiful rhinestones on them. They were way too big, but I wanted the rhinestones to make a necklace with! :-)

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Have a great day!
Kathy