Hello. My name is Marci and I am a shoe addict.
I say that to say this: I love shoes. I love them all. I love boots, flats, strappies, heels, peep toes, and especially wedges. I have goodness knows how many pairs in my closet. If there is a cute wedge under 5" you better believe I probably have them. I say under 5", because I wont wear anything over 5". I feel tall and lanky after 5" and I just can't deal with it. Which is funny because I'm only 5 feet tall. Anyway...
Along with my new outlook on upcycling I decided that I would do something with all of the wedges that are pilling up in the ole' closet. Here's a little look at what I came up with and the inspiration behind my new venture as an under"stud"y.
One day while feeding my addiction for beautiful footwear I came across these gorgeous Vince Camuto Studded Wedges.
To my chagrin not only were they $100, but they were also sold out. I got to thinkin....surely I have something similar in my closet of shoe wonder that I can convert into a studded wedge. I scurried on home and much to my delight I found these in my closet!
A pair of Fergalicious brand wedges. Cute, but just so-so.
Some furniture studs from Hobby Lobby, a hammer, and a few minutes later I had a new pair of shoes!
The final masterpiece!
To create your own just simply map out your design with a ruler and pencil, or wing-it like I did. Patience is a virtue I have not successfully mastered. Lightly poke end of stud into shoe and begin gently hammering into place. For added stud security put a dab of a good, strong glue on the end of stud before pushing in.
Continue process until you reach desired design!
Next, I want to try painting some wedge heels turquoise and then studding them!