DIY Fringed Gladiator Sandals: Create Couture Challenge

9.05.2010

DIY Fringed Gladiator Sandals: Create Couture Challenge

Yes, another project I submitted for Style Sample Magazine and New York Design Shop’s Create Couture Challenge back in early August.  I’ll get all of these posted if it kills me!!!

You Need:

DIY Fringed Gladiator Sandals: Create Couture Challenge

*Mocha Suedette Fringe
*Mini Gold Pyramid Studs
*Large Gold Pyramid Studs

Additional Tools/Materials:

DIY Fringed Gladiator Sandals: Create Couture Challenge

*faux suede or leather strappy sandals (American Eagle Tomahawk Beaded Sandals from Payless)
*pliers
*leather glue
*awl (optional)
*moleskin (optional)

[prep: remove any embellishments from shoes first]
How to:

DIY Fringed Gladiator Sandals: Create Couture Challenge

1. Push studs into the straps of the shoes, using pliers to bend the prongs over on the underside.  If you have trouble pushing the studs through the shoe material, an awl can be helpful to punch holes first.  You can also use small pieces of moleskin on the inside of the shoes if any prongs scratch your feet when you are wearing them.

DIY Fringed Gladiator Sandals: Create Couture Challenge

2. Measure length of fringe needed by wrapping it around top of sandals.  Cut.

DIY Fringed Gladiator Sandals: Create Couture Challenge
DIY Fringed Gladiator Sandals: Create Couture Challenge

3. Apply a thin strip of leather glue to the tops of the sandals, and press the fringe into it.  Allow to dry.

DIY Fringed Gladiator Sandals: Create Couture Challenge

And that’s it!

DIY Fringed Gladiator Sandals: Create Couture Challenge

Gladiatrix, boho, SoCal…however you say it, these sandals are FAB!

xoxox
Carly

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Tags: contests I'm in, Create Couture Challenge, fringe, sandals, Summer Fashion

 

 

3 Comments on DIY Fringed Gladiator Sandals: Create Couture Challenge

  1. holasoylulu
    9.05.2010 at 9:08 pm (4 years ago)

    you sould have posted more photos th that look!!!
    you looka amazingly GOOD!!
    Are you wearing those hair extentions you wrote about a while back?
    kisses.
    alicia,

    Reply
  2. 406 Olivia
    9.07.2010 at 6:19 am (4 years ago)

    love the shoes, the dress and the locks. you look like a hippie goddess…

    MUAH!

    Reply

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