Tuesday, October 28, 2008

SHOESday: Beaded beauties

I found these shoes while hunting around the "final reductions" sale rack at Myer about 6 or 7 years ago. They were so pretty (and cheap) that even though I had nothing to wear with them, I had to buy them.
I might have also ignored the fact that they were so scratchy that I could only wear them if I put a huge bandaid type thing on my foot underneath the so, so pretty beaded strap.
(sigh!) I did make sure that I bought some clothes I could wear with them, and a box of sticking plaster stuff that I could cut to size.
They have languished in the bottom of the large shoe box under the bed for a while now. I wonder if I could cut the straps off and use them on something else? Hmm, crafty ideas abound!

10 comments:

Leonie said...

They look so pretty, would they still fit if you glued a piece of felt to the underside of the beads? Or maybe just slip stitch a thin piece of fabric under them?? It would be a shame to lose such colourful shoes, even though they don't have much red!

Lynne said...

Certainly too pretty to waste.

MadMad said...

Oh, those are pretty straps! I'd love to see what you come up with!

Bells said...

Oh what a shame they are a bit hurty. I would be very bummed because they are delightful!

Donna Lee said...

I wonder if you could use a thin felt to line the inside so they don't scratch? They are so pretty I'd hate to not wear them.

Alwen said...

I had a pair of jeans with pretty beading diagonally across each pocket. Even the front hip pockets had a bit. When the jeans finally went out at the knees I cut the pockets off.

Sarah said...

Pretty pretty, I like the idea of lining them so they don't hurts you.

Also on all the things I've missed in the last few days - bee yoo tiful possum shawl and good to see some great yarn purchasing and gifting.

Miss Fi said...

A cobbler/shoe repair man might be able to finangle a lining for you.

kms said...

i love the way they match your nail polish. this means you should wear them, not cut them. i agree with Miss Fi, seek professional help!

Michele said...

i say try a rescue on these. if it doesn't work you can always used the beaded straps for something else. if you can find some suede i think that might make a more comfortable backing.