Aaron Hovie on Feb 14, 2017
Quality items and very speedy shipping, definitely recommended seller!
Their magic must be very powerful...
I'm a 30 something year old in the Chicago suburbs. I work full time as a librarian and spend much of my free time researching the ruby slippers from the 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz." My research has focused on different things, from matching up where the known pairs were used in the movie, searching for lost pairs, studying how gelatin sequins from the 1930's age, getting in contact with family members of costumers who worked for MGM and the 1970 auctioneers, examining close up photos of the original slippers for hours on end -- and that's just the beginning of the list.
My passion for the shoes led me to begin making replicas in my early teen years using different methods of attaching the sequins. In my 20's I began practicing hand sewing sequins and devised multiple ways of doing so that worked for me.
When making replicas, I soon found that supply costs were substantially more than I originally anticipated. Sets of 6 plastic stones were being sold for $20.00, because only a select few people knew where to find them. Replica Innes Shoe Company labels were only available if you wanted to spend $25.00 on each one. While I have no plans to bulk produce shoes, I didn't want to spend several hundred dollars for a few sets of supplies. I began a quest to have my supplies made for me at a bulk price - and because minimum order quantities are usually more than I could ever use in a lifetime, I decided to start selling my extras. I am now pleased to say I can help replica slipper makers create a more affordable pair of reproductions, and with substantially more accurate supplies. For example, my most recent offering of art deco glass gems are the closest ruby slipper stones available today. They're made from real glass, and for less money than the plastic stones were being sold for a few years ago by other sellers.
If you're looking for ruby slipper supplies or have questions about the shoes - you've come to the right place!
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New York, NY
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International orders are sent as International First Class parcel. Customs papers are declared as purchased, I will not mark anything as a "gift." Please note that customs can prevent an item from being delivered in a reasonable amount of time, and I do not accept responsibility for delays, as they are outside of my control. You may also be subject to customs fee, which are your responsibility.