I first saw these stilettos and a link to the tutorial on The Quilt Show. (I do love this website and the videos and tutorials. Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson have great guests and learning the new techniques are so much fun! In any case, the tutorial is by a quilter by the name of Mary Tosch, but the actual tutorial is posted on Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville website. The link is here.
This is a really easy thing to make; useful as well as beautiful, so I just had to make some for my sewing friends. Basically, you glue the beads to a turkey lacer that is slightly modified. The tutorial directions are clear and easy to follow. I didn't have the glue she specified, but I did have glue for jewelry making (another hobby I enjoy) that would hold glass to metal. It's called Dazzle Tac..
The only other change I had to make was because I didn't have any clothes pins, at least that I could find. So instead I cut some slits in the bottom of an egg carton just big enough to hold the loops to keep the stilettos upright while the glue cured. I left them alone for 48 hours for maximum strength.
These are the final results. Pretty cool, don't you think? I hope my friends think so, too.
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