In the four years I spent in this lovely country, I learned to appreciate this very special holiday. The Trinidadians are a very proud people and I can attest to their creative and artistic ability. As usual, I set aside this time to dress my girls in skimpy, over-the-top showgirl costumes.
According to vogue.com, glitter footwear is all the rage! In fact, we noticed quite a few sparkly sneakers on the streets of Paris last December. Look for everything from sparkling ankle boots to stiletto sandals to jazz up the feet of diehard fashionistas.
|Sparkle footwear is very in, according to Vogue magazine.|
So, we decided to take a few pair of cheap Barbie shoes (you can find them online and on eBay) and glam them up with a small vile of silver glitter!
|Before and after, pink plastic Barbie shoes are given a glamorous new look with glitter.|
At first, I was afraid that the end result would look a bit cheesy. But to my surprise, the shoes almost looked as though they were encrusted with tiny rhinestones. I was most pleased.
It is not so difficult to work with glitter. Still, here are a few tips to a successful finish.
2. Shake fine glitter onto the shoes while the glue is still wet. Shake it over a small sheet of aluminum foil or waxed paper. (When you are finished, excess goes back in the vial for reuse the next time around!) Pat the bottom of the shoe to shake off the excess.
3. Allow to dry, then paint on another layer of glue, followed by another generous shake of glitter. Shake off the excess and, again, allow to completely dry.
Don't stop there, have fun. Give new life to a Barbie bracelet or handbag. You can even create your own accessories from oven-bake clay then add a few shakes of glitter to glam things up.
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