- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
Hi ladies! Hopefully this will help other brides frustrated with the lack of classy looking shoe clips under $20. I picked mine up at a vintage shop for $18, all other supplies I already had. This is a ‘permanent’ method. My shoes were already beat from the previous clips, but maybe explore another option if your shoes are flawless and you don’t think you’ll love those clips after the wedding.
First inspect the earrings for any loose stones, reinforce with glue if necessary. Next find a pair of needle nose pliers, a thimble or something else to push a needle with, regular or high strength thread (dental floss works well too), a sewing needle, pretty shoes, patience…
Ok, first step for me was to take off the ugly shoe gems that came with the pair, this was lucky for me because there were already needle holes in the shoes.
Next, cut off the tabs on the backs of the earrings, I could use my pliers but any metal snipper will do. You could file down the rough edges left from the cut, or coat them in some hot glue to protect your shoe.
Now you have to work out the best areas of the earring to be secure points. Mine were top and bottom.
If you are using fishing line type thread: make a knot in your thread, and go DOWN into the shoe from the top of the toe cover first. This is so you don’t have an annoying plastic-ish knot digging into your toe for hours. **Use the thimble to push the needle through, but use the pliers to pull it out the other end. If you have leather based shoes like I did this will save your fingers and sanity.** Sew on the clips and you are good to go.
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