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Add a bit of hungary feel to it!
I had these shoes, wich I couldn't really wear, well because I didn't like it so much.
And so I refashioned it.
It was a lot of work because of the decoration and the painting, so get ready to be angry if you want to make something similar!

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  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 1
    Step 1

    I made these decorations for the shoes, 2 for 1 shoe.
    It is not so tricky, but a lot of work, well at least with my rope(I had to glue the ends of every piece).
    In hungary we call these kind of curling decoration "Sújtás"(translater wrote: soutache)

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 2
    Step 2

    First I made the decoration.
    For that I cut some rope up. I cut 8 pieces, because I needed 8.
    Each piece is about 7 cm long.

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make these "8" shapes of them with glue-gun, or any other glue(I used a gun!)

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, make a knot at the end of your big rope.

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 5
    Step 5

    You'll need 4 of these for 8 pices of "8"s.Without the knot measure about 9 cm and cut the rope.

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now you'll need the loop for the knots!
    Grab a knotty piece and make a loop around it with the long rope.
    Not too tight but not too loose either, just big enough to pop the knot in and out.

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Glue the loop end to the rope(like on the pic).
    Then measure 9 cm from the glueing, and cut.
    you need 4.

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now you have the pieces, buuuut it's NOT the end(told you it's crazy!)

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Ok!
    Make a loop at the top of the knotty rope ,glue!
    Then glue the "8" on it aaand 1 half of it is done!!
    Do the same with the loopy ones.

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 10
    Step 10

    AAAAAAAAAAAAnd congrats!!
    There will be more work!!
    Yeah I can feel the hatred!!: D

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 11
    Step 11

    Here comes the Acrylic paint!!
    Paint them all, we leave no unpainted ones!!
    Now put them to dry!!

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 12
    Step 12

    Say Hi to my shoes!
    Now comes the less irritating part!

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 13
    Step 13

    Stuff them, stuff them for a better world!

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now cover the parts you want to remain as it is!(It was really nerve wrecking!!)Try to cover perfectly...

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 15
    Step 15

    Now paint them!!
    It doesn't have to be perfect, there will be a 2nd coating.

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 16
    Step 16

    let them dry, but somwhere where the paint won't get everywhere, it's really hard to remove it!!

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 17
    Step 17

    While the shoes are drying mach the decorations, they must be dry by now(or at least they were for me).
    Gather your glue!(I used superglue, Loctite is my fav, it's waterproof too)

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 18
    Step 18

    Now it's dry!
    Glue the decors on it.
    Put a 2nd coat on it if you want to!

  • How to make a heel / wedge shoe. Refashioning Your Shoes - Step 19
    Step 19

    Let them dry and it's done!

    Hope you like it, and make one despite all the small things!

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