Monday, August 24, 2009

Art Imitates...well, a shoe!

For many of us, inspiration comes from many places, so in this case I only had to go to my closet! I have a favorite pair of black and white shoes with a great design on the front so I decided I should reproduce it and create some wearable art for the days I want to be matchy-matchy!

I sprayed the earrings with Krylon Clear Glaze to protect and prolong their life. I recycled some old earrings and glued my design over the top of them. I wear lots of black and white so it was an obvious choice but the choices are endless!

The first large design I had intended to be made
into a brooch or pin but it was a little too big
so then I decided it might be a perfect size
for one of my many hats!

The file has the three elements as shown below. I love using Inkscape to create my designs. To make the earrings,in my scal program, I set the "keep proportion" button and then selected 2" for my width. I cut the black as seen below and I used "Blackout" for the solid white background. I cut two blackout sets to go with the one black set and used the positive and negative parts to create two sets of earrings...waste not, want not!

File here!


  1. A wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing the file.

  2. You're welcome! Thanks for taking time to visit me and leave a note!

  3. This is so clever. I've often wanted to match jewelry to my shoes and now I see I'm not the only one. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  4. Thanks Carla...I guess I'm just a girly girl!...I have some unique hats, too, I think I'll have to take some pics and share just for fun...I think I missed my era!


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