DIY Glitter Heels

Okay, so here’s the thing.  I’ve seen Wobisobi do this unbelievably simple repair in this post and all over Pinterest, so I thought, I might as well try it.

And if you’re following me on Twitter, I’ve officially declared Saturday as DIY day.  Hahahaha.  This is me trying to be more…. how do you say it… resourceful.  I’ve so many things lying around everywhere.  I might as well put them to good use. :)

You will need four things:

  • paper plate
  • art brush
  • glue
  • glitter (color of your choice)

And of course, the heels that need fixin’.

On a paper plate, put a good amount of glue, and mix your glitter.  I had to mix the gold and silver to better match my heels.  You may need to play around with this for a bit:  for me, gold would have been too glaring with the nude, so I intended to tone it down with silver.

There’s no specific amount of glue and glitter to be combined, just make sure they will make a somewhat thick paste.

Then just coat your heels liberally.  Some of you may ask if you have to make the heels smoother, but really you don’t.  Unless of course you’re patient (unlike me).

Let the first coat dry before putting on another one.  If you put a second coat before it dries, you might form a clump somewhere.  Finish it off with a thin coat of glue and voila! :)

I cleaned up the messy parts with a good ol’ cotton swab. :)

I’ve read suggestions that this will also do well with sand for a more matte finish.  Some people also used clear glue for a glossy finish.

What are you waiting for?  Fix your heels already!


Oh, Jeffrey Campbell

Okay, so I am currently at work.  We’re going to be audited in a few weeks, and to be honest, the pressure is not doing me any good.  I’m actually shaking my knees and when I am done pounding the keys to finish my output for review, I get sleepy.  Even though the fact of the matter is I downed a good venti cup of Caffe Mocha this morning, the caffeine effect appears to be weaning off already, and I can feel the fatigue settling on my shoulders.  It is NOT good at all.  And besides, it is never a pretty sight to have an employee literally fall asleep on the job.

Here I am entertaining myself and introducing (some of my) readers to Jeffrey Campbell.  I don’t know why I haven’t mentioned the company before; they’re most probably the modern god of platforms.  And I say that because I absolutely positively desire almost every single shoe they come up with.  Seriously.

A little backgrounder:  Jeffrey Campbell started designing shoes long long ago.  It wasn’t until recently did his family decide to venture in the fashion business.  Yes, believe you me, it’s a family business.  He has his daughters test his shoes and he never fails to get creative.  Although his distribution range continues to grow season after season, Jeffrey Campbell (the company) remains relatively small.

I know.  It is quite depressing (at least for me) to not own a single pair of his shoes.  Mind you, because of its uniqueness, it comes as no surprise that the price tag is quite steep, especially for the middle class person.  But nonetheless, that is not a reason for me — and the rest of us — to stop dreaming and drooling over these fantastic platforms.

Some people may say they look impossible to walk in, but really people.  Look at the big picture.  Jeffrey Campbell is just making shoes and already making waves in the fashion industry.  His shoes are selling like hotcakes.  I HIGHLY DOUBT that these would be so uncomfortable if they’re selling that fast.

Unless of course, the fashion fierceness level is worth the pain.

If I am not dubbed as a shoe fan after this, well… dub me then.  Hahahahaha.  Oh and just in case you are wondering, I can start accepting Christmas gifts as early as now, provided that they are these shoes.

Jeffrey Campbell shoes range from $115-500.  You may view their retailers here.