OK, to me these are not hootchie shoes. They are artistic footwear – ready for a spin around the city. Or maybe for the curvy lead singer of a cumbia band. Perhaps they are just right for a chica going to the opening of an art show. Better yet, a petite drag queen hitting the stage for her debut performance!
I love making crazy things, embellishing them three times over, and then daydreaming about the fictional person who would own them. This specific set of stilts? Definitely Star from my novel!
I scored these at Goodwill for five dollars. I knew as soon as I saw them that they were meant for a chica makeover. I’ve been inspired by Katy Perry’s footwear and decided to translate my curiosity into this pair of formerly metallic gold groundgrippers.
To glam these babies up, I started with a big bag of gems and used Liquid Fusion® Clear Urethane Glue to put them on. I actually used the back of a paintbrush to coat a small area at a time, and then I used a crayon to pick up the gems to place them on the wet surface.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t decorate them and fantasize about what it would be like to wear them.
Maybe after I lose more weight I can make a special pair for a book signing for my next novel. Motivation!
Next, I used more Liquid Fusion in an even coat (applied with a brush) and added my Bollywood Blue Crafty Chica® Chunky Glitter™. I let it dry and then repeated the process for a double layer of glitter.
Then I painted the tops using Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™. This tip is essential – you HAVE to use fabric paint. If you use regular acrylic paint, it will peel off. I coated it all with Aleene’s® Spray Acrylic Sealer™ and glued on a mini-corazon from Cesco’s Muertos.
If you are in the Chicago area next month, these shoes, along with a bunch of other things I made, will beon display in the iLoveToCreate booth at the Craft & Hobby Show, as well as the Craft Super Show. Oh! By the way – I was a guest blogger today at the CHA blog! Click here to read it!
Peace, love, and glitter!
P.S. Check out my new novel!
17 thoughts on “What I made today: Hootchie Shoes”
I want these and I want them NOW! They are amazing!
Cant wait to see your post with you wearing a kickarse pair of sky high heels at your next book reading 🙂
You go, girl
They would look so cute with a pair of jeans!
OMGoodness I LOVE these shoes! Like you long gone are my days of being able to walk in them at all (sadly) but they make me wish I could again. So cool!
they’re beautiful! I want them!
Gorgeous, love the heart in the middle.
OMG! I totally love these! They are fantabulous!
you are in the wrong business. you need to become a shoe designer! seriously!
You are too fabulous! I LOVE THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will now tell my BFF (a.k.a “chalupa”) about these. When will you be in San Antonio???!
These are so awesome! You should be a shoe designer. I would wear those in a heartbeat.
I love these shoes! They would sell like hotcakes in NY 🙂
AAAAAAAWW THESE ARE SOO PRETTYY
i loveed them!!!!
These shoes are MONEY! LOL! They are fantastic– Carrie Bradshaw couldn’t even work a pair like’s these– that’s how HOT they are!
I think they are super fab! Wear them out dancing all night long!
These shoes are hott!!! love them!
Youre amazing! Love, love, love the shoes!
These shoes are so fierce!! How many bottles of glitter did it take?