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I ship INTERNATIONALLY! Just get in touch with me with your location and I will weigh item(s) and get back to you with the lowest rates!


METALLICS! For weddings, proms, and just for fun, metallic finishes and metal with rhinestone and/or pearl embellishments are the hot ticket items. I will be adding more black and gold, metallic and jewel tones and shoes and boots with metal and rhinestone accents.

Have you noticed the prices of shoes lately? I sure have; that's why I choose gently pre-owned shoes of the highest quality to use in my shop. I started off by wanting to feature all vintage shoes but I found that, often, they needed so much repair or the leather was so dry that I just wasn't happy with all of my vintage finds.

Then, I discovered…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 14
  • Joined July 7, 2009

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I love working with photography, metals, crystals and beads, fabrics, felting, paper and glass Lately, my obsession is with rescuing great shoes and making them new again by adding design elements of my own

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About

I ship INTERNATIONALLY! Just get in touch with me with your location and I will weigh item(s) and get back to you with the lowest rates!


METALLICS! For weddings, proms, and just for fun, metallic finishes and metal with rhinestone and/or pearl embellishments are the hot ticket items. I will be adding more black and gold, metallic and jewel tones and shoes and boots with metal and rhinestone accents.

Have you noticed the prices of shoes lately? I sure have; that's why I choose gently pre-owned shoes of the highest quality to use in my shop. I started off by wanting to feature all vintage shoes but I found that, often, they needed so much repair or the leather was so dry that I just wasn't happy with all of my vintage finds.

Then, I discovered that I could create something very unique by hand-painting and/or hand-embellishing relatively new shoes. I started to research the best leather paints and components for embellishing and utilizing them in many different ways. I can present shoes and boots that still have lots of life left in them at a reasonable price for my customers.

Sometimes, it is frustrating not to be able to just buy inexpensive new shoes and re-design them but I have always appreciated finely crafted and beautifully designed shoes so a choice of inexpensive shoes generally left out the high quality and good design that I feel is so important. I do use a lot of Cole Haan and Nine West boots and shoes because I feel that, for the price, companies like these pride themselves on great design AND quality.

Why do I use so much black? Well, since each shoe is individually embellished according to its specific lines and design elements and I can only offer one unique design in one size, I found that black is the most versatile and that most people don't feel as limited in the combining black footwear with their wardrobes. I do have fun with bright, jewel tones and will often do whimsical shoe painting in those tones.

I would enjoy to hearing from you!

I really find fulfillment in working with photography, playing with my grandchildren, creating new things all the time ... thinking about the world as it could be ... giving messages of love to my friends and extended family, my parents, my children, and my children's children whenever I can.

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