- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009
The biggest angst I had about my wedding shoes was finding some way to jazz them up. I bought dyeable shoes and dyed them a soft pink to match my sash but wanted to add a little bling to them. I love shoes with big rhinestone accents and shoe clips were an easy way to embellish my shoes. However, because the vamp of my shoe was so large it was difficult to find shoe clips that were large enough. This was one of the most frustrating searches in my wedding planning. After an exhaustive search for the perfect pair of shoe clips I stumbled upon the idea of using rhinestone buttons after visiting a bridal notions shop. There I found gorgeous rhinestone buttons and in all sizes. After unsuccessfully experimenting with attaching the button to a shoe clip (I bought generic shoe clips from ebay and tried attaching with Crazy Glue but the button did not have a flat back so it was hard for the clip to stay secure), I decided to sew the button on my shoe. I will admit that this was a little difficult because I had to sew through leather, however, an extra thick needle made it easier. Also it was a bit awkward because of the placement on the shoe and the size of the needle (a thick curved needle would probably have worked best). But in the end it turned out well and I was able to tightly secure the button on the shoe. Due to the size of the button I selected I chose to place it a bit to the side to prevent any chance of it chafing my skin with wear and chose to do only one shoe since I thought one on each would have been a bit much.
The rhinestone button cost $20. The best place to go is to a sewing notions store. It was easy affordable way to get exactly the size and look I wanted.