"Imagination rules the world." -- Napoleon
My first pair of Tom's Shoes. They are super comfey and perfect for summer. I opted for a cheerful, cherry red with an eye toward adding a dash of bling. But with such a perfect blank slate, where do you start?!
I like the look of these iron on decals I made with Tulip Photo Transfer Paper. I scanned some vintage Victorian paper scraps and trimmed away the excess paper. Cute, but not quite the look I wanted.
Embroidery would be an excellent option. A few French knots here and there with a running stitch along the toe band would add a nautical feel to the shoes. Still, it wasn't quite the look I wanted.
I had loved the sequin styles at the store, but didn't want that much bling. I decided to walk the line between polka dots and flashy using white seqins glued into place with Aleene's Jewel-It Embellishing Glue.
To get started squeeze a dot of glue where you want it to go and place a sequin onto it. I used the back of a ball head pin to push the sequin firmly into the glue. It will squish around the edges which is okay as the glue dries clear. Bigger blobs I scrapped away with the tip of the pin.
For just a bit more bling I used Tulip's Beads in a Bottle in Silver on the heel.
•Note - Allow the glue to dry for a full 24 hours before wearing your newly embellished shoes. I know it will be a challenge, but this will insure that the sequins stay securely attached.