This is how it all started! I’m obsessed with making mosaic shoes in all their glory! We take an ordinary shoe and make it extraordinary. So many of us have shoes we used to wear or a wedding shoe we will never wear again or a shoe we wouldn’t ever wear at all. Why not make them into beautiful art pieces? The design possibilities are endless. Keep in mind your shoe will grow with the addition of plaster wrap and glass. If you are looking for a shoe from a thrift store look for the smallest size. The easiest shoes to make are slides or slip-ons without straps. I will okay your choice before the class. I also have shoes here if you need one.
Look for a focal piece to plant on your shoe toe or choose another way to design as you wish. Feel free to bring your bling or any other things you want to add to your shoe. You may also want to incorporate fine patterned china or metal findings.
Day One-I will demo the process and then we will plaster and rigid wrap your shoe. While the shoe is drying we will be mapping out your color palette and design, and cutting glass. If your shoe is dry you can start gluing glass to the bottom of your shoe.
Day Two-Your shoe will be dry after sitting overnight. Today we finish adding the glass onto the shoe and trim with our focal piece and other decorations.