DIY Shoes & Bags Created by Sassy Feet Students
Judi took an all-day workshop where she painted a pair of sandals and a matching purse usiing images of delicate gingko leaves in Citrine, Metallic Olive and Pearl Blue (Lumiere paint)
These antique silver and pewter flats were created by leilani bennett of leilani bennett designs using hand-made embellishments on the toe, tassels at the back, and a combination of two kinds of luxurious black rayon trim encircling the throat of the shoe.
Carol did two pairs of shoes. The sandals on the left started out as brown leather. She sponge-painted them, glued on beaded fringe, then added embroidered ribbon. The lace-ups on the right were also sponge-painted, then a ruffle was added around the top opening, and a silk cord replaced the plain black laces.
Jenny took a pair of simple canvas flats, added sparkle to some of the stars, tinted the edging Citrine green, then painted tiny shooting stars on them.
MariLynne started with a pair of brown leather mules, painted them, stitched on suede roses that she’d embellished with beads, and added a copper scroll chain.
Roberta had a blast transforming these very inexpensive flats by coloring some of the white polka dots, removing the cheap plastic band that cinched the bow at the toes and replacing it with tiny multicolored jingle bells.
Nita transformed an ankle-strap sandal and a pair of Mary Janes. The toe on the sandal was painted in alternating colors, while the Mary Janes were given two shades of golden brown, Then she stitched metal embellishments onto the fronts..
Judith worked on two pairs of shoes — the Birkenstock-like sandals on the left and the pumps above. The sandals — which started out looking quite worn — were renewed with a wonderful paint job in russet, emerald green, and black. The pumps were color-blocked in turquoise and pearl blue, then an ombre-dyed ruched ribbon was added across the toe and peacock-feather appliques were glued at the heel.