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Recently, I travelled to Dallas, TX. On the way to my flight I decided to stop at one of those snack and souvenirs stores to pick up some reading material. My choice was the Baazar Magazine fall fashion issue. skipping through the pages I stumbled across pg 212. To say it was love at first sight would be an understatement. I was blown away by those shoes.


If you know me, you know how much I love retro shoes. I went crazy looking for them.

It was not on the Coach site. They have the silver loafers, but not the specific color shown in the picture above. Being who I am, I decided to make it a DIY project.


Let's Get Cre8eve!!!

Start with an old pair of shoes

Remove the shoelace

Cut the two front quarters ( 2 pieces in the front where the eyelets are ) so that only the tongue is left. Pay close attention while you're cutting, so you don't cut into the throat of the shoe...

Watch video to see exactly how I did it...

Wipe off any dirt or debris that might be on the shoes with a small clean towel.

Wait 30 minutes after the first coat of paint. Next, add second coat. This is what it should look like when you're done.

For the third coat pour some of the Black Metallic Paint and Stop Light Red Metallic Paint on newspaper or palette. Use the black paint mixed with a little bit of the red and swipe it on random areas of the shoes. Then, paint the rest of the shoes with "stop light red" paint. Please watch the video for in-depth visual details. Let it dry over night.

It's time to embellish our new loafer 🎊👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾. Start decorating the tongue with the Black Faux Half Pearls.

After that, use the Glue Gun to adhere Pyramid Studs to the side of the throat. **cut the metal sticks off of the stud with Cutting Pliers.

Watch video to see exactly how I did it...

Once again, use the glue gun to adhere Pearl Cabochons to the center. Add black rivets and pyramid studs.

Now for the heel, it's pretty much the technique except placement is different. The Loctite GO2 All Purpose Glue plus a skewer is used (instead of the glue gun). **I like to let the all purpose glue sit until it gets thick before I add it on the jewel **

Thank you for stopping by. Leave me a line, let me know what you think :-) If you try this DIY, use tag #icre8 . I'd love to see your creation.

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