In an economy such as the one we’re in now, it’s a bit tough keeping up to date with the latest trends in fashion. Personally, I try to stick to the basic tees, black dress, and staple black heels. It’s the adventure of dressing these plain janes up that get my creative juices flowing.
Today, we are going to dress up the simplest pair of heels with an elephant heel armor reminiscent of Christian Louboutin’s infamous designs.
– Chunky gold/silver chain (about 1.5 yards)
– jump rings
– metal casting**/pendant
– magnetic clasp (any regular clasp will suffice)
– jewelry pliers and wire cutter
Step 1: Cut a strand of the chain about 10 inches in length. Attach both ends of the chain to the metal casting using a jump ring. This will go through your heel.
Step 2: With the rest of the chain, wrap a strand loosely around your ankle and cut it. Attach one end of the chain to the one attached to the metal casting with a jump ring. I attached mine to the 3rd chain link from the metal casting. After attaching one end, use a jump ring to attach the other end to the magnetic clasp. Now attach the magnetic clasp to the other end of the first chain.
Step 3: Repeat steps to create the other pair. Make sure to attach the magnetic clasp on the side facing the insides of your ankles.
To wear it: Put your heel through the first chain and wrap the second chain around your ankle.
Time to work it! Feel free to paint the soles red at your own risk. But mind you it’s trademarked and you might get hunted down by Louboutin’s people. Just make sure you can run in those heels if you do and it happens.
** Metal casting used in this tutorial is from Glamour Girl Beads on etsy. Using metal casting with pendant holes are easiest for this tutorial but other metal castings or cabochons will work just as fine, just be careful when making a hole to put the jump rings in.
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