DWhen we are out and about we get a lot of questions about different ways to adhere embellishments. We usually go through the lists of what’s supposed to stick to what and then recommend a permanent solution. Either stitches or glue. But, eventually we get THE question. “What about shoe clips?” Shoe clips experiment-007 Margot and I usually wince at the question and stick to our tried and true methods. But, we decided we needed to revisit this issue and test it properly. Margot rummaged through our stash and found some embellishments she created. The embellishments are stacks, from bottom: carved black coat buttons, hand-tinted (red) brass buttons, cast brass stars, and crystal beads. We decided they would make the perfect shoe clip test.

She attached the shoe clips to the back using E6000. After they dried (24 hours), we tried them out on my well-loved pair of Champion flats.

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The plan was to wear them a week and report back. I didnt even make it the rest of the night! Talk about itchy, flimsy weirdness! This was not a sucess for us. They rattled, and felt like they were going to pop off at any moment. Plus, I had to keep readjusting them because they move as you do. I’m really thankful we never recommended them to anyone.

No experiment is a true failure, as they give us data and knowledge regardless the results. In the humorously true words of Thomas Edison, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

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