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Step 1: Materials
20m of red strung sequins (also called sequin chain)
Hot glue gun with plenty of spare glue
Ribbons and gems of your choice for extra decoration (I chose glittered ribbon and large red plastic gemstones)
Step 2: Method
Step one – Starting from the back seam, draw a short line of hot glue along the base of your shoe (as shown in the picture by green arrows. Only draw a line about as long as one arrow)
Step 3: Method - Cont
Step three – Continue gluing and pressing sequins in small segments, all around the shoe, until you reach the back seam again.
Step 4: Method - Cont
Step five – Continue with as many rounds as it takes to completely cover your shoe. Be prepared to spend many hours on this. You can also do the heels if you wish.
(Hint: once you’re done, the top edge of the shoe might have a rough and unfinished look. To fix this, I glued another strand of sequins over it to neatly line the shoe edge.)
Step 5: Method - Cont
Step 6: Method - Cont
Step eight – Do it all over again with the other shoe!
Step 7: Finished!
The end result are very wearable. Hot glue is flexible, so you’ll never lose your sequins or embellishments when your shoe bends while walking. They’re also very comfortable, although you wouldn’t want to wear them without socks or stockings, as the sequins around the edge can rub against your skin. They should be treated as delicate and formal shoes. After prolonged wear, the colour begins to come off the sequins in areas where your shoes get scuffed, but they honestly hold up much better than I ever expected them to.