DIY Spiked or Beaded Shoes | Thriftanista in the City

3.01.2013

DIY Spiked or Beaded Shoes

DIY Spiked or Beaded Shoes

I was so fascinated by Vionnet shoes that I created a similar style using paint to make the beads. It's a simple project and it took me about an hour to apply all of the spiked beads of paint. I wasn't consistent in my technique so some look like spikes and others look like beads.

Vionnet Shoe DIY



There were other shoes in the line with similar beading. I have a pair of flats like the pair on the right. I see another diy in my future.

Vionnet Shoes Spring 2012 Collection

What you need:
-shoes
-textured paint
-mod podge

I used Scribbles 3D paint for this project but I used a Viva Pearl Pen on the loafers. I found the Scribbles paint dried faster and it was easier to maneuver.

I would say do a test run before your main project.

What to do:

DIY VIonnet Inspired

Draw your design on the shoe. I did mine free hand. I tried to mark out a design using a pencil but I couldn't see the markings very well so I just went by the design in my head.

I started out with one row of spikes / beads down the center starting at the strap. This was helpful in achieving a more uniform pattern.

Vionnet inspired DIY

Squeeze out paint spike / bead to desired size. Again, I would recommend doing some tests to find your flow.

Vionnet Inspired Shoes


I worked on both shoes at the same time. This allowed some drying time between colors and helped me better match the design as I was working free hand.


Vionnet Inspired Shoes

For the heel, I went with a different pattern and made a base outline first and filled in the middle.

Vionnet Inspired Shoes

The back has more spikes than beads.

Vionnet Inspired Shoes

Once the shoes are complete dry, add a coat of mod podge. I'm pigeon-toed so I popped off the inner beads within minutes of putting them on and had to reapply.

Vionnet Inspired Shoes

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Vionnet Inspired Shoes

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Have a great weekend!

13 comments

Shon said...

Wow, fancy, dancy shoes!! Looks fun. Did you have fun doing this? What did V think??

Happy Weekend!

Kenya Hunter said...

Wow... I think you did an amazing job with this DIY project! Nice!

xo, Kenya

www.kenyaldesigns.com

Kenya L Fashion Blog

laniza said...

This is wicked cool. I have to thrift some heels and give this a try.

Reggie said...

So you "bedazzled" your shoes huh?!?

Windy City Mama said...

I enjoyed it. I found it relaxing. I kept them out of V's reach. She would have tried to wear them and she's not very good walking in heels. :)

Carrie Teal said...

This is one of my favorite diys I have seen in a while. Awesome job!
Xoxo,
Carrie

Tiffany said...

How cute!! I love them.

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

MIND BLOWN - I love them Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Chandra said...

jaw drops as i can't believe how easy this is...not to mention, how cute they turned out! adding to my list of craft supplies!

Fashion Pad said...

Dude, you're freakin' amazing!!! Great job!

LA Lynn's said...

Wowzers... you did an AMAZING JOB!!!!!

Xoxo
Lynn

JustPorsh said...

Wow!
Now this is an amazing DIY project.
Love!
Cnt wait to make an attempt.

P.s-Thanks for ur lovely comment on my blog, really cheered me up/
xoxo
Portia

http://justporsh.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

These are so cool! Absolutely love them!

Runway Chef

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