DIY Miu Miu Jeweled Heels

You can always rely on Miu Miu for sensational sparkly shoes. And you can always rely on us to show you how to DIY your own pair. Inspired by a pair of jeweled heeled sandals from seasons past, we repurposed some rhinestones leftover from a previous project to create a new and easy tutorial – just in time for that New Year’s Eve party you RSVP’d to!

You’ll need:

I used pre-set rhinestones, leftover from our Miu Miu sneaker tutorial. With flat nose pliers, I pried the prongs open to release the crystal rhinestones. Skip this step if you’re using loose, flat back rhinestones.

Squeeze some glue into a small dish or container. Pick up one of the larger rhinestones with the tweezers, dip the backside into the glue.

Press the stone into the top of the center of the heel. Add several other large stones around the top, gradually working your way down to the middle of the heel with smaller stones. Go back and add small round stones in bare spots. There is no right or wrong way to creating the pattern – have fun with it!

A tip: the smaller round stones will require the tiniest bit of glue. Dip a toothpick into the glue, dab it onto the backside of the stone and apply to the shoe.

Repeat the same steps on the other shoe . . .

And you’re bejeweled!

(top image from here, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)

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287 Comments

  1. Annette wrote:

    wow this looks just sooo beautiful I love it! I want those shoes asap!!!

    http://www.zeitdeineslebens.blogspot.com

    12.20.11
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  2. apparellel wrote:

    perfection!

    12.20.11
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  3. awesome DIY!
    xx, Betül
    Ballad of Seasons

    12.20.11
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  4. k wrote:

    WOW, love @ first sight!

    12.20.11
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  5. Martina wrote:

    amazing!

    12.20.11
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  6. sara wrote:

    These look fab!! Love it.

    http://www.beautifulstreets.blogspot.com

    12.20.11
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  7. christin wrote:

    these look awesome! i’ve gotta find a pair of heels to do this to on the double.

    12.20.11
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  8. Sveva wrote:
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  9. july wrote:

    really good idea!!!!

    12.20.11
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  10. Anna wrote:

    perfect!!

    12.20.11
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  11. Samantha wrote:

    So many of your DIYs look better than the real deal. Love these heels.

    12.20.11
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  12. Nikki wrote:

    This is an amazing tutorial, especially for those of us who can’t afford the real thing! I love how you can customize any colour, shape and style of shoe with these easy steps! Great job and thanks for sharing right before the holiday season! I can’t wait to knock em’ dead at the next holiday party!

    http://www.cositabella.com

    12.20.11
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  13. Ivana wrote:

    great job!! look amazing!!

    12.20.11
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  14. Ah, I posted on my blog today about a glittery DIY for shoes– maybe I can graduate to these ones soon! They look STUNNING.

    12.20.11
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  15. Lisa wrote:

    This is one of your best i think! miu miu makes the most incredible, and incredibly expensive shoes so thanks!!
    In Dramatic Fashion

    12.20.11
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  16. Candy wrote:

    Oh wow. I saw a picture of your DIY on tumblr and had no idea it was by you guys! AWESOME as usual 🙂

    Candy
    http://www.tayloranddemolish.com
    http://www.tayloranddemolish.tumblr.com

    12.20.11
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  17. these are incredible – nice work!

    12.20.11
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  18. these are absolutely stunning. Great job!

    12.20.11
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  19. Bubbs... wrote:

    Gah! I’ve already invested in a rotary-hole-punch to do your previous tutorials…now I’m going to have to run out and buy some E-6000 just to do this! Haha…great DIY!

    Bubbs…

    http://www.paris-on-my-mind.blogspot.com

    12.20.11
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  20. Love it!

    12.20.11
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  21. B wrote:

    Awesome, love it 🙂

    12.20.11
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  22. So amazing! Love it. And I like how it is just enough to give some interest and sparkle but it isn’t overwhelming.

    12.20.11
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  23. Is this a new trend I see everyone on Facebook doing this

    12.20.11
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  24. Alicia wrote:

    Really love this one ladies!!

    12.20.11
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  25. Ambyr wrote:

    I love it. I was actually nervous it’d look cheap but it looks fantastic.

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

    12.20.11
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  26. Lia wrote:

    Fabulous! How rad that you were able to find similar heeled shoes too?! Great job, ladies!
    xoxo
    Lia

    12.20.11
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  27. Super effing cute!!!

    http://www.dottoddot.com

    12.20.11
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  28. Ellie wrote:

    These are so effective for so little effort!

    http://edited-by.blogspot.com

    12.20.11
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  29. So, I spent the better part of my senior year in college hunting for the original pair of Miu Miu’s that inspired this post on ebay, but to no avail. And lo and behold, your DIY versions look even BETTER! FOR CHEAPER!!!! Honestly, I just want to shake your hand right now. Very very well done.

    12.20.11
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  30. Angela wrote:

    This D.I.Y is amazing! And for those who want to know, those shoes are from Zara! I lovee

    12.20.11
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  31. allison wrote:

    those look pretty awesome. i like them better than the miu miu ones!

    http://www.absurdlypeculiar.blogspot.com

    12.20.11
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  32. Sara wrote:
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  33. Anne wrote:

    I’m about to do my own DIY project with flatforms I bought for half price!
    Keep an eye out here: http://www.annesanchorage.blogspot.com/

    12.20.11
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  34. deana wrote:

    Just beautiful!

    12.20.11
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  35. Melanie wrote:

    Beautiful!!! I love the shoes!!!

    12.20.11
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  36. Florence wrote:

    Simple. Beautiful. Perfect.

    12.20.11
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  37. Ashley wrote:

    This is Awesome!!!!

    12.20.11
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  38. maddalina wrote:

    Love the idea,
    I have so many black shoes …i think i will try it with studs

    stylesandbox.blogspot.com

    12.20.11
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  39. Elizabeth B wrote:

    Where did you get your booties for the DIY? I love them!

    12.20.11
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  40. Good idea!!Beautiful 😉
    xoxoxo

    http://www.revistace.com

    12.20.11
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  41. Stine Marie wrote:

    amazing result! I am SO inspired right now!

    12.20.11
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  42. Gorgeous DIY!!!

    12.20.11
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  43. These are amazing. I am seriously trying this out ASAP!

    http://www.empirestilettos.com

    12.20.11
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  44. bee wrote:

    so good! actually these can be applied on any kind of shoes, flat or on heels 🙂

    12.20.11
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  45. vasilieva wrote:

    these bejewelled heels are stunning

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

    12.20.11
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  46. kristina wrote:

    oh nice!! these are awesome!!!!
    xx, kristina

    12.20.11
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  47. Chic Geek wrote:

    Great tutorial, a fabulous way to put new life in to old heels 🙂

    http://chicgeekblogger.blogspot.com/

    Please take a minute to look at my trunkshow;

    http://iouproject.com/tsh/jessica-karen/

    12.20.11
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  48. Love it! xx

    12.20.11
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  49. jin wrote:

    love the bedazzled version much better!!!!

    http://herimajination.blogspot.com

    12.20.11
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  50. WayWeWere wrote:

    I can totally do this. Thanks for the idea!

    12.20.11
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  51. Rita wrote:

    This very CLASSY!!!!! Check out my latest DIY primandpolishedby.blogspot.com 😉

    12.20.11
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  52. Ria wrote:

    You definitely managed to make these already gorgeous kicks even more amazing looking.

    12.20.11
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  53. Good job. SO crafty of you.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

    12.20.11
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  54. Zoey H wrote:

    These are amazing! What a great idea!

    tictaczo.blogspot.com

    12.20.11
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  55. DC2NY wrote:

    Oh, I’m lovin’ your version much better than the original Miu Mius.
    Just in time for gLiTz and SpArKLe outfits for New Year’s Eve!!!

    http://dc2nyconfessions.com

    12.20.11
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  56. Cammie wrote:

    I’m totally gonna give this a try! btw did you get the booties at zara?

    12.20.11
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  57. jas wrote:

    that is AWESOME! they look amazing!

    http://jas-tidbits.blogspot.com/

    12.20.11
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  58. evita wrote:

    Gorgeous!!! Now I just need to find heels and jewels 🙂

    http://ativevita.blogspot.com

    12.21.11
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  59. This is totally awesome!! I’m definitely trying this! Thanks for the tutorial!! xoxo
    http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

    12.21.11
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  60. Taelin wrote:

    Perfection! Can’t wait to try this, thanks for sharing! xx

    12.21.11
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  61. wow, these are so gorgeous! and it seems really easy too!!! i’ll try to try it out!

    12.21.11
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  62. Amanda wrote:

    this is such an amazing DIY! I never thought it would be that easy to have expensive looking bejeweled heels! Thanks for the great project!

    12.21.11
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  63. love!

    12.21.11
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  64. nancy wrote:

    Great Shoe

    12.21.11
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  65. Zane wrote:

    wow stunning project

    12.21.11
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  66. Margot wrote:

    OMG! I am obsessed with the two pairs of heels in the first picture!! Where did you get them? They are beautiful!!!

    12.21.11
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  67. win!

    12.21.11
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  68. Sand Ra wrote:

    TOTALLY DOING THIS I LOVE IT!!

    12.21.11
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  69. Alyssa wrote:

    I love this DIY! Such a cool idea, and the end result looks amazing.

    SHOP VINTAGE!

    12.21.11
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  70. wow..simply amazing!! I have to try this DIY trick on my boring black suede pumps!!

    12.21.11
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  71. Christine S. Villalta wrote:

    I love it with these exact booties… They don’t sell them anymore? Would it work with a plastic/patent leather type heel?

    12.21.11
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  72. DIED

    Herdiana Surachman
    http://deluxshionist.blogspot.com/

    12.22.11
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  73. chevandtonisworld.blogspot.com wrote:

    that’s genius & great idea, nicely done i’ll have to try, thanks for sharing
    http://www.chevandtonisworld.blogspot.com

    12.22.11
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  74. Angelina wrote:

    Realy great idea, looks so good! 🙂

    http://lifeisnobar.blogspot.com/

    12.22.11
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  75. I loved this post! I immediately went out and made my own! I don’t think they turned out quite as good as yours, but I will still be wearing them to my remaining holiday get togethers and on future fancy nights out. Thanks so much for sharing!

    My attempt -> http://searchforjstreet.blogspot.com/2011/12/diy-jeweled-heels.html

    12.22.11
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  76. jenny.g wrote:

    wow you just made zara’a shoes look awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! its gorjusssss

    12.25.11
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  77. rio wrote:

    Love!

    12.25.11
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  78. Lucía wrote:

    This DIY is so nice!

    12.26.11
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  79. Love ittt and definitely gonna try it!!!!

    Victoireanne.blogspot.com

    12.26.11
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  80. Cate Holst wrote:

    So cool! Desperately need to make this!

    12.27.11
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  81. Angela Dodds wrote:

    What an AWESOME way to rejuvenate an old pair of shoes – or even just a take a cheap pair of shoes and turn them into an expensive looking pair!

    12.28.11
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  82. Alexandra wrote:

    Simply amazing!I’d love to do this!

    1.2.12
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  83. CeConteaza wrote:

    These are truly amazing! I should try this also!

    1.3.12
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  84. Franca wrote:

    Niceeeeee~

    1.6.12
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  85. Sreesha wrote:

    I have mentioned you on my blog! I hope that’s okay! I love this DIY! http://morningdots.blogspot.com/2011/12/have-wonderful-holiday.html

    1.6.12
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  86. Angela wrote:

    This is such an awesome DIY! The final outcome is gorgeous, even better than Miu’s

    1.14.12
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  87. Rae wrote:

    What are those shoes?? I love the heel!

    1.15.12
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  88. meltem wrote:

    gızzz betülll nabıyon orda gevurlarıniçinde anan çaarıyo git soğan hazırla

    1.24.12
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  89. Thea wrote:

    Love these! Have shared your link on my blog today: http://www.theaandsami.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/fabulous-shoe-makeovers.html

    2.17.12
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  90. Lala Rot wrote:

    If you love this, you will certaily love my Tumblr!

    lalarot.tumblr.com

    2.20.12
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  91. gulsen wrote:

    fevkalade 🙂

    2.21.12
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  92. Ирина wrote:

    Очень понравилось креативное решение!!! Спасибо за идею!!!

    2.27.12
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  93. I love this. I did this to my phone so I think it’s time to do it to my heels! lol. It looks soo good like they are really expensive shoes.

    3.4.12
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  94. Yax wrote:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hippie-Nerd/160019930731192\

    This page is using your pictures without crediting.

    3.16.12
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  95. sharmaine wrote:

    love it, u did a great job. it turned out so beautiful!

    http://arttyfacts.blogspot.com/

    3.18.12
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  96. Juwairiah wrote:

    Love them! Did you get the shoes from Zara?

    3.24.12
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  97. Valentina wrote:

    This way of decorating shoes is out of this world! I will have too much fun with stunning shoes like that. Thank you for sharing.

    3.24.12
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  98. I could use this for my stilettos! Love the design looks really glamorous!

    Annabella Merlin
    Creative Photo Albums

    4.2.12
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  99. Niah wrote:

    These are GORGEOUS! You probably dont have time to answer questions on your blog, but i hope someone finds a teeny weeny bit of time to answer this. one In regards to the glue, did you notice if it dried white or did any of the jewels start to fall off after they dried? i really want to try this but i want to be sure the glue holds the jewels. i want to spare myself the embarrasment. Lol!

    4.17.12
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  100. Becky wrote:

    You just saved a really cool pair of shoes I have that were on their way out because the suede had been rubbed off of the heels, otherwise the shoes are in really good condition! I can’t wait to try this!!!

    5.6.12
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  101. Sandra wrote:

    Loved it! it was beautiful and super creative.
    http://www.blogdasandrabello.com.br

    6.4.12
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  102. Perfection!

    Jewelry Rage

    6.10.12
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  103. Erika wrote:

    Adorei esta dica, sem contar que fica lindo e perfeito o sapato.

    6.13.12
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  104. Dana wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks again!

    7.16.12
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  105. arin wrote:

    those were pretty fab heels to begin with. but they look gorgeous!

    8.2.12
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  106. Rey wrote:

    I thought that La Redoute made a copy of these without a mention… 🙁

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151014299007106&set=a.350879487105.155035.180079017105&type=1&theater

    8.20.12
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  107. phyllis wrote:

    Hi, I have been on the lookout for a nice DIY on how to bling shoes for a wedding. This is perfect. I featured your post at http://www.theweddinggals.net today! Thank you for sharing!
    phyllis

    8.28.12
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  108. Alison wrote:

    Where can I get these heals or similiar? Thanks!

    9.11.12
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  109. sarah wrote:

    thank u 🙂 it s so elegant so creatrive ,<3

    9.22.12
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  110. nut wrote:

    very nice shoes I love in..
    I ll make your dıy shoes:)

    10.22.12
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  111. alvinsmith wrote:

    Wow it is really amazing shoes. I think it is made with more creativity., looks very elegant. I want to buy this kind of shoes for my wife. can anybody halp?

    12.5.12
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  112. alvinsmith wrote:

    Wow it is really amazing shoes. I think it is made with more creativity., looks very elegant. I want to buy this kind of shoes for my wife. Can anybody help?

    12.5.12
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  113. You have the most amazing DIY projects. These sparkling heels are gorgeez. Love em.
    Satisfy Your Cravings For Celebrity Style and All Things Stylish and Sweet

    1.2.13
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  114. Katherine wrote:

    I was wondering why you use that type of glue? Is it because it stays permanent longer? My shoes go through a lot of wear. Are there any very strong glues you would recommend for fabric and shoes projects?

    1.9.13
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  115. AdriG wrote:

    OMGG!! I really love it, I wanna do one! 😀

    http://Estademoda1.blogspot.com

    1.24.13
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  116. Sinner wrote:

    Hey….your projects are so nice!!
    But so many people are copying your ideas, your pictures included and everything and they are not even quoting the source – this page is from Romania: http://cumfacem.blogspot.com/2012/01/cum-facem-pantofi-cu-bijuterii.html (I tried to leave a comment on her page to quote the source but it’s impossible if you don’t have a specific account)

    1.31.13
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  117. Sofie wrote:

    You are really an inspiration!!! I have to try this some day! 🙂

    2.1.13
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  118. Nisa Homey wrote:

    Hi, I had bookmarked this on pinterest for my daughter to try it out, but today I was surprised to see this and many other DIY pictures of yours on the newspaper (times life-Sunday, Feb 24). I live in Kerala, southern most tip of India….thought u should know this as the credits were given to some Indian designers…

    2.24.13
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  119. bossnya wrote:

    amazing. .

    5.1.13
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  120. Sarah wrote:

    Cute! I am a Swarovski business partner and have learned my fair share of tricks while applying flatback crystals. I have found the best tool. It is called a Stickem. You can find it in the scrapbook section of your local craft store. So much easier then tweezers, so much less messy then the stupid wax balls. They also have something new out that is called the Krystal Katana. Kinda pricey though.

    6.17.13
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  121. rose wrote:

    i lost my heart @ first site n my mind blinks. really amazing.

    6.28.13
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  122. Kim wrote:

    I want to try that beautiful Bulk rhinestones on my favorite shoes! I really love it! Thanks for that amazing idea.

    8.31.13
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  123. love to wear high heels in each and in every style it make us perfect..!!

    9.4.13
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  124. Katz wrote:

    Nice idea.
    Thanks a lot for sharing. Eye catching and amazing.
    You might like http://www.trendingfashions.com/

    12.2.13
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  125. Masibonge wrote:

    Amazing

    1.6.14
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  126. Barry wrote:

    I’ve actually seen melee (very small accent diamonds) been used in groups of less than 50 on projects like this that are actually affordable (melee have very little value and supplies increased in the recent years uptick in gold jewelry selling).

    Nice shoes. I do like.

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  127. Candace wrote:

    I LOVE these!!!! So chic!
    xoxo Candace
    http://www.FromCtoC.com

    1.28.14
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  128. Es wrote:

    Amezing work! Perfect shoes.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Essmibijoux

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  129. Dior wrote:

    This is way too easy, i need to shop a pair of quality heels with ‘golden stiletto’s’, where to find?

    7.3.14
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  130. Debasree wrote:

    This is seriously amazing!!

    http://www.allsheneeds.in

    8.21.14
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  131. shine wrote:

    I love glitter and glamour….this place is perfect.

    2.2.15
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  132. Hermes wrote:

    Woooo….it is amazing shoes!

    4.18.15
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  133. Prefect!

    7.28.15
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  134. tracy wrote:

    I think I’m going to try thie one!
    do you have an idea how to DIY this scarf ? i felt like it would be a beautiful statement piece:

    http://www.swannhostein.com/en/small-collars/55-fur001.html

    12.4.15
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  135. this is amazing ,love it so much!

    10.22.16
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  136. Very nice idea and beautiful design.

    1.26.18
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  137. Amazing look. I love your art. Thanks for sharing such creativity. 🙂

    3.30.18
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