DIY: A Spool of Earrings and Glitter Shoes

As you may have seen from my previous post, I did have fun with glitter recently. Here are the results and process of my glitter heels. I actually loved them so much that I may make  a second pair in black with my ballet flats!


I've been working on a few other design projects for new clients and friends that I'm beyond excited about ... some previews may be posted at a later date on Instagram. This DIY is a very easy project that you may even create during a television programme! In the spirit of appreciating the needle and thread profession I also decided to make spool earrings with neon hues! 


Materials:
Wooden or acrylic spool pieces
Earring pin + fish hook earring wire (pair)
Thread (gauge of your choice) 
Glitter
Fabric glue, and a waterbased sealer- glue finish 
Foam spatula
Scissors
Needle-nose pliers, and wire cutter


Sole glitz:
Glitter Shoes

A fun project that you've probably seen from many others, this glitter glam project was so much fun to do, and very quick! With mixing the glitter and glue together I carefully painted my shoes one side at a time. Within 5 or 6 minutes I started to see the glue dry and started on the next coat to completely cover the shoes. For both shoes I ended up using approximately slightly less than 14 gms., from a small container and painted about 4-coats for full coverage.


According to your preference of coverage, i.e. scattered effect of glitter or entirely saturated with glitter (like my version) start with more glitter than glue, because my glue covered quite well in a simple coat, however there's a different effect when actually dried. I also glittered my heels side, and used a sealer. Once you achieve the result wanted, let dry, and then you're ready to wear your glam heels out!
DIY Glitter Shoes


Spools of colour: 
DIY Fashion Tales

By using a metallic pen or gold paint I brushed the tops and bottoms of each spool- let dry for a few minutes. Use a brush to carefully paint fabric glue on the body of the spools, then wrap the thread around each spool to desired thickness, and cut the end with scissors at a stopping point where you can tuck the end inside one thread.  Glue in place. (see images)


With needle-nose pliers and wire cutter, attach earring pin by inserting it into the center hole of spool. Tuck metal end until flat. Atttach jumpring of fish hook earring wire to opposite end of spool.  Now you're complete!
DIY Spool Thread Earrings

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60 comments

  1. That's quite a DIY on those sparkly shoes;-)

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  2. How gorgeous - love how the sparkly shoes turned out! http://www.oceandreams4sierra.com

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  3. I love the glitter shoes - so very Dorothy xx

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  4. SACRAMENTO Amate14 November, 2011

    Brilliant, as soon as I get better i´wll get to it. I have a pair of shoes and time.
    Besossssssssssssss
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  5. I did the glitter shoes too DIY too lol :) 

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  6. haha, I think it's addicting, I forgot to post this when I did it last week... it was so much fun! Can't wait to check yours out too! xx  :)

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  7. Thank you. Sparkle happy!  :-)

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  8. Oh dear Sacramento, you're such a wonderful person. Get some rest dear. Thanks for taking the time to visit my little creations. 
    -hugs! xxoo

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  9. Love the DIY sparkly shoes babe :) xx

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  10. Both projects are great, but I am really a fan of the glitter shoes.... I have got to try it!

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  11. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle14 November, 2011

    Great DIYs - love those shoes especially!

    xo Mary Jo

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  12. sartorialsidelines14 November, 2011

    Wow, those glitter shoes are insane!!!!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  13. Must make glitter cowboy boots!

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  14. i want to make DIY glitter shoes so badly! yours came out amazing

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  15. Seems a like a pair of glitter pumps are the must-have this season. Show us a snap of your outfit when you wear them, please!

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  16. These are awesome DIY projects and I'm seeing these glitter shoes on many posts but seriously...yours turned out amazing! They look like what I could buy at the store!

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  17. Your DIY shoes looks perfect...
    Love it
    Lee x

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  18. Thedumpyduchess15 November, 2011

    wow, those shoes look so neat!  I wonder if i'm daring enough to try that!  great blog!  I'm definitely following you!  I hope you'll visit my blog and follow me too! 

    http://www.thedumpyduchess.com

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  19. Fashion Imperative15 November, 2011

    The shoes are awesome! Great job!! :)


    xoxo
    Antonia
    FASHION IMPERATIVE

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  20. love it! they turned out super cute!



    xxx,


     


    Fashion Fractions         

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  21. Wow, loving the glitter shoes!

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  22. Ohmigosh SWOON at the glitter pumps! You are seriously my new hero for this DIY - love!  :)

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  23. Those glitter shoes are pretty amazing - great job darling!

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  24. Your DIY glitter shoes are amazing. Xxxx

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  25. Wow - I can't believe how good those DIY glitter shoes look. What happenes when you wear them? Does the glue crease and crack at all and does any of the glitter riub off? Or do the shoes stay looking as glamorous as they look here?

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  26. GlamKitten8815 November, 2011

    Glittery shoes are my favorite!!!  They make such a fun statement.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  27. I love the pink glitter heels you diyed! They are so pretty!

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  28. Thanks Roz, so glad that you like them too! Actually the glitter will not and has not creased or rubbed off, hence my sturdy sealer (I recommend an industrial design quality) I also put an extra coat to finish. I love them so much! Enjoy your week dear. -xo

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  29. HAHA! Thanks love, I really appreciate it! xo

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  30. Hi dear, thank you! I was quite happy with this DIY! alot of fun to create.

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  31. Hi Leia! Hope you are doing well. Thanks so much for the comment.

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  32. Oooh, I'll let you take that one, share some snapshots pls!  :-)

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  33. Thanks Alexis! Have a wonderful time on your holiday! whooo!

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  34. ooooh, thanks Jas, you're the sweetest!

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  35. Thank you Bessie, that's such a great compliment! I know, I had to just try them, despite many others doing it, and put my little spin on the glitter pump. I really had patience with this one because it was fun to do as well.  :)

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  36. Wow those are gorgeous! What a great color you chose. You've inspired me. I might just have to give this a try.

    I'm a new follower. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  37. OMG, those shoes are so cute! I've been wanting to try some totally glittered and your method of mixing the glue and glitter together is perfect!









    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs

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  38. Thank you so much Jessie! 

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  39. Hello and welcome! So glad that you were inspired and liked my glitter heels. Definitely give it a try!  Have a wonderful day!

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  40. Thanks  Meanz! Enjoy your weekend. 

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  41. Aww thanks Jaime, that's so sweet, So happy that you liked them too! I hope that you give them a try.

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  42. Manvi mittal19 November, 2011

    I love DIY projects and this one is absolutely amazing.I'm so trying this out.
    Manvi.xhttp://mmlabelsandlove.blogspot.com/

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  43. Oh the shes came out amazing!!!

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  44. Wow! And I'm seeing glitz gems everywhere. thanks for showing me how to do my own.

    XO Britt of www.eclectichicks.com

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  45. Mirandaleebond21 November, 2011

    Loving the shoes, they look professional!

    Miranda
    www.indcfashion.com

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  46. i so want that earrings :) lovely shoes!

    your newest follower Michelle

    www.pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  47. Natalie Live23 November, 2011

    Your red glitter shoes are honestly the best diy glitter job I've seen yet!  I've always been hesitant to glitter my own shoes because the diy demos look like a mess and the finished product , not that great.  It seems sealant was the missing ingredient!  And patience :) Thank you for such a great diy post, love it!

    http://caseofthetinycloset.blogspot.com

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  48. Oh thank you so much! Yes, sealant does help, but I do believe patience (for me) was another essential ingredient as well. haha!
    Enjoy your week. 

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  49. Thank you. So glad that you liked it! :)

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  50. Thanks! I actually wore them in the previous post! xo :)

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