When it comes to flats, I always seem to lean more towards simple shoes. I like to have shoes that can be worn with different outfits, maximizing the wear I get out of them. However, there are times when I wish I had a shoe that had more pizzazz. You know, a pair that you can wear with a simple outfit and they would really stand out on their own!
I was recently looking online at some higher end shoes and noticed there were some with pretty sparkly embellishments on them. I fell in love with the look and wanted to try and figure out a way to create this showstopper look, but without fully transforming my go-with-anything shoes. So, I decided to create a rhinestone embellished shoe clip! That’s right a pretty clip that could be added to or removed from my shoes at anytime. Why didn’t I think of this earlier?! Just think of all the different shoe looks you could create with shoe clips!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Black felt
- Shoe Clips
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Rhinestone Necklace
- Jewelry Pliers
Step 1: First, you will want to take your necklace apart. Use your jewelry pliers to open any jump rings (or eyepins) that might be connecting your necklace together.
Step 2: Once you have taken all pieces of your necklace apart, you will arrange them on your felt. I took three pieces of my necklace to create my shoe clips. I added the center piece with two marquise shaped rhinestone on each side. After you have landed on your design, add hot glue to the back of your components and glue them to your felt.
Step 3: Once your glue has dried, grab your scissors and trim around your rhinestones. You will want to cut as close as you can to your rhinestones so you do not see any felt. If you notice your rhinestones are not secure after you trim off your excess felt, add a dab of glue to the sides of your rhinestones and glue them together.
Step 4: Take your shoe clip and add hot glue to the back of it.
Step 5: Glue your shoe clip to the back of your rhinestones. You will want to glue it close to the top of your rhinestone design. If you glue your shoe clip to low, it won’t open and clip to the top of your shoe properly.
After your glue has dried, your shoe clip is ready to be added to your pair of shoes!