It all started after falling down an Etsy rabbit hole, where I discovered an assortment of beaded Indian appliqués. They were stunning and surprisingly inexpensive. And they reminded me of the intricate and textural details found on Oscar de la Renta‘s multiple iterations of embellished slides. So obviously, the only reasonable place to position these beauties was on a recently purchased pair of flat mules. Honestly, marrying patches and shoes has become a legitimate addiction . . .
- flat mule slides (mine are from here and here)
- embellished appliques
- Fabric Fusion
- foam brush
- popsicle stick or toothpick
- washi or masking tape
Arlene’s Fabric Fusion or any other good quality fabric adhesive is what you’ll want to use to apply the beaded appliqués to the shoes. You could potentially use an iron on transfer but the beading would be difficult to iron over. The key here is to give the appliqué time to dry and set. Spread a good amount of glue over the backside of the appliqué.
Place the appliqué onto the shoe. Use a popsicle stick or toothpick to more precisely apply more glue around the edges.
Hold the appliqué down with washi or masking tape and allow to dry from 2-4 hours.
Remove the tape and your embellished mules are ready to wear.
(images by HonestlyWTF)
incredibly beautiful and fun. Buuuuuuttttt $88 for the shoes, only, is expensive. Maybe doing this on cheap sneakers for me. Or those quaint Chinese shoes
Wow, how beautiful they are!
Super idea. The best is there is no other like it.
LOVE it! Bought mine last night;)
Decoration is beautiful and very intriguing. seen causing any
I love this idea. I have some old flats where my dog chewed up a bit of the heel, I can totally use this idea and see if it will work. awesome!
Do you know? This kind of shoes is also very popular in China
Craft is pretty!
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First of all your topic is really great and the way to describe it, is truly nice.
This is so cool! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂
Nice blog thanks for sharing. Will make sure to share with others, you should market this out for sure. I’m sharing this for sure.
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Great idea! At first I thought you dyed the nude mules blue, but they look great in both colours 🙂
thats a trendy shoe… both the color combinations are also good
So Creative! The best part is that it doesn’t seem like it will take a long time make them.
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These mules shoes look pretty chic, they seem to be extremely versatile and ideally match different clothes. I like the detailing that fresh things up and makes a very unique detail. By the way, I made a post about 2018 mules to try this year, check it: http://stylefavourite.com/mules-shoes-for-2018/ as you can see, I also have some inspiring ideas.