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Posts Tagged ‘Gold’

Louboutin Inspired Pumps

March 17, 2012

So got these nude pumps on clearance for AUD$10! I’d been looking for shoes exactly like these for ages but to no avail. But why look for them so intensely you ask? So I could make them over with gold leaf of course :P.

My inspiration? These AUD$650+ Louboutin Pumps:

Aren’t they divine?! I thought so too. So I got to work!

You will need gold leaf, leafing glue, a paint brush, clear acrylic spray paint, some tape and the shoes, of course.

Start by sectioning of the tip of the toe with tape to control the gold leaf. Paint the desired area with the leafing glue and leave for 25 minutes to get tacky.

Carefully place the gold leaf over the area once tacky.

Repeat the same process for the heel.

Leave the shoe for about 25 minutes to ensure the gold leaf sticks to the shoe.

Use a box cutter / Stanley knife to run along the edges of the gold leaf. I then used my nails to remove any excess leaf off the shoe.

Lastly, spray the shoe with clear acrylic spray paint. Viola!

I can’t wait to wear these babies!

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Handbag Makeover – Sad to Fab

February 12, 2012

I recently acquired a $30 voucher for a shoe store, but wasn’t in the mood for new shoes (shock horror). I opted for a handbag instead. After the $30 discount I got this handbag for only $9.95! Can you say bargain?

It is an okay handbag but I feel that’s a bit too plain but for $9.95 I couldn’t really complain. I thought this bag would be perfect for a sad to fab makeover.

First I started out with some gold bag chain and jump rings.

Using pliers open a jump ring to capture the chain.

To determine the best length of the chain I stuffed the bag with some clothes to hold it upright. Once I determined the length of the chain I used the pliers to unlink and then attach it to the jump ring on the other side.

I then attached the second chain to both jump rings.

And then a third.

I love how a few strands of chain can transform a handbag. I will most likely add some charms but for now this will do.


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