Summer is here and I'm on color overload -- and my shoes are no exception. It was when I came across these jeweled and gold brooches at Mood, that I immediately thought of the perfect way to take some closet staples to the next level! Endless fun for endless shoe possibilities. What more can a girl ask for? :)
Wire cutters, brooches in pairs of 2 (I have one of each version I used shown here. Be sure to check their design, because they are often purchased individually -- therefore color schemes may vary), e6000 glue, and 4 earring clip-on backs.
Note: Both brooches are available at Mood NYC. The gold brooch is from Oscar de la Renta!
1. Using the wire cutters, completely snip off the entire pin back and adjoining metal (Note: if it doesn't come off clean, use a nail file to smooth the surface).
2. Add e6000 glue to the earring backing.
3. After you decide which side is "up" for the layout of your brooch, adhere earring backing to it, and hold in place for a moment.
4. Let glue dry for several hours -- I did it overnight. (Note: If your earring backing protrudes out in any way, and is uncomfortable for your foot, feel free use wire cutters to remove it).
Mood NYC and Mood LA both have a wide selection of brooches that can be converted into shoe clips.
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