Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DIY Studded Wedges


I am loving Jeffrey Campbell studded wedges so much, but the price tag that goes along with them?  Out of reach.  So, I have decided to try and re-create my own version of the studded shoes.

I started with an older pair of wedges from Aldo (which actually, I purchased a second pair the following year at a super discounted price because I had loved them so much the year earlier - and they still had my size, rare and amazing) with a hemp/espadrille base (cork would work too). 

{ I needed 500 push pins }

{ start with the bottom row and push the pins into the wedge along the sole }

{ second row of pins fit in between the first row }

{ thumbs are getting sore at this point }

{ ta-dah! }

* Sorry for the crappy quality pictures. 
My camera died and I was forced to use my iPhone


Unknown said...

Girl you are so creative! I love it. Jeffrey Campbell has kick ass shoes. And now so do you!!! :)

Yes, isn't my sister's stuff amazing? She makes me a piece from time to time and I cherish each one. Yay for me!! hehe

Leah said...

Wow, this is way too fabulous. I want to do it too. You are so creative. xoxo

Sharon Lei said...

Sweets... awesome DIY!!! I'm still so in love with my JC tick booties and wear them waaay too much.. but I think I'd love to DIY me a pair like these.. gotta go thrifting this weekend.. :) Hope you're doing great!!

xx Love & Aloha

Nikki said...

Wow they look really cute!
I love the Jeffrey Campbell tick wedges too.


Jenn said...

LOVE that idea! I can't believe you are so creative like that...always inspiring me to venture out of my comfort zone.

Shoes look amazing!


Kate said...

So pretty!

michelle_ said...

great DIY !

Justine said...

Ohmigod Amanda, amazing! How clever! I totally want to do that too! :)


Valerie said...

Amanda, these are absolutely amazing! I'm so impressed! I've been dying over the Jeffrey Campbell wedges and this is the perfect alternative. I'm definitely going to do this!!! Thank you!!!


Oh to Be a Muse said...

gotta love the push pins. great job.

the red bungalow said...

This is a really great DIY! so fabulous.

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j3nhow said...

omg u did a great job!!!!!!! genius for using push pins! i wud never have thought of that! ive never customised a pair of shoes before and now u might get me started on doing that!!!

xoxo jenna

Isabel said...

amazing! i would never think to do that...

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Jamie said...

AMANDA!!!! THESE ARE THE BOMB!!! I am sooooo gonna do this!!! WOW...Just amazing!!!
What can I say...when your good, your good!!

weisandy said...

Glad you LOL'd! Next time I want you to LOL in public. Cause I always do that reading shit off my phone and it's so worth it when people give me weird looks.

I am SO doing that with my straw wedges. They are dirty as hell and no better way to cover up.

julianne. said...

this was suuuch a good idea.

apparellel said...

love. love. love that you made your own. they look great!!


Jessica said...

These turned out so well! Just the right amount of sass!

Iva Messy said...

very cute!!! super DIY!!! :)

Fashions Not A Luxury said...

Lovely! DIY X

Embodying Fashion said...

Love how thoes wedges look now. Good job!

Law1sfab said...

loving your blog and these are just Fucking !!! fab ....such a smart DIY love it ....oh I am gonna follow, I need more xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Harley said...

Definitely going to follow after reading this. I think i might even have a go at creating a pair of these badboys myself. xx

PursuitOfLLT said...

ahh these are amazing! just came across your blog. fabulous!

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