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Can We Show Off Our Crafts?

Discussion in 'Self-Promotion' started by Dana Jean, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    These were some beaded shoes I made for my niece. I was inspired by Teri Greeves, a Native American bead artist from New Mexico. Check out the link below to see her truly amazing works of art.

    BEYOND BUCKSKIN: Designer Profile | Teri Greeves

  2. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    Will those shoes be worn? My granddaughter would love them. They are very pretty. And they sparkle.

    Sparkle is good. :D
  3. Those shoes are soooooo cool! I love seed beads. Did you string the beads before attaching them to the shoes? I made some seed bead geckos (y'know like the pony bead critters kids make). I was going to try to figure out how to attach them to earring hooks but now I think I'll put them on shoes :)
  4. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Yes, the shoes got worn all over the place. Of course, her feet are too big now. Yes, they are seed beads, clear and pink alternating on the main part of the shoe, I had to string a couple and then go into the shoe depending on the length of the area to cover. I didn't want loose strings of beads to catch, so the most I would string are two and then go in the shoe and come back out. They were fun to make, but took a long time. I can't imagine doing the intricate patterns Teri does.
  5. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & Consumer of men's souls.

    what beautiful work!!
  6. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    My niece adored these. And they were very sparkly, better than glitter sparkly. She was stylin'.
  7. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Once again, you have done a beautiful job with your crafting.
  8. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Those shoes are awesome. Looks like beading could be a fun craft.
  9. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    Better then those lights that flash too.
  10. hipmamajen

    hipmamajen Rebel Rebel, your face is a mess.

    Holy wow, those are beautiful! Will you be my aunt?

    My special friend Alysia (who just passed :() always had the coolest shoes. She was her full adult height, but she had child-sized feet, so she could find shoes with sequins and sparkles and glitter all the time. The kind the rest of us are supposed to be "too grown up" for. Everywhere we went, people would comment on her shoes! Dorothy would have been envious of Alysia's shoes. ;)

    When she would go in for surgery, I would tell her that I was going to wear her shoes while she was in the OR. It was a joke, because my feet are probably twice as long as hers, and she'd always laugh at me. But, I totally would have if I could have!

    I had no idea you can sew beads to shoes. I'm going to have to look into that for myself! Is it hard to push the needle through the shoe canvas? I wonder if you could glue them if you had shoes you couldn't sew into?

    This might get me out of my Birkenstocks. They're so comfortable I wear them every day. I'm just hoping someone will tell me they're not nice enough for church, so I can say, "Hey man, Jesus wore them!" Ooooh, maybe I can just bead up the Birks?
  11. lol... I wear my Teva sandals everywhere :biggrin2:
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  12. Lepplady

    Lepplady Chillin' since 2006

    Footy crafty things?
    I make stretch tabi for conventions.
    When I"m not writing or drawing. Which isn't much. LOL!
  13. Very Pretty! I bet they sell out fast!
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  14. Lepplady

    Lepplady Chillin' since 2006

    I only sold out a few. But I think it was the packaging that threw people off. They were pinned up on my display in baggies, after all. A better presentation next year will yield better results, I think.
  15. Is it some kind of arts and crafts convention?
  16. Lepplady

    Lepplady Chillin' since 2006

    It's Mechacon, an anime convention in New Orleans. It's a big con, and it's in New Orleans. Any chance to scoot over there, I take it.
  17. I've only been to New Orleans a couple times but fell in love with it... Musicians strolling the street, artists on the sidewalk, great food and bars, etc etc etc
  18. Lepplady

    Lepplady Chillin' since 2006

    I LOVE it there. If I could live anywhere, my hometown wins out. But New Orleans is a VERY close second.
  19. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Actually, no it wasn't that hard to go back and forth through the canvas. What was tricky was trying to get into tight corners and areas that were just tucked away. But I was determined. I say, bling you up some shoes girl!
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  20. Todash

    Todash Free spirit. Curly girl. Cookie eater. Proud SJW.

    Hmm. I do have a pair of Chuck Taylors ...

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