The Making of Shoes . . .


It takes a day or two to complete one of my custom order shoes. And while it might be easier to work on several shoes at once, I don’t. The nature of the antique and crepe papers I work with are extremely delicate, so I'm careful to make my work space clean and clutter free. I create each shoe individually by hand, never assembly style. This helps produce shoes I can be proud of.




This style is especially difficult to make because there are so many intricate details to craft. And if you make one mistake, it's back to the drawing board. The result is worth the meticulous effort.




I've been busy creating. I'll be by soon to visit.

22 comments:

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Scrumptious! I just love the calligraphy...really, really beautiful Nancy!
:)

BellaRosa said...

Bellissima! Nancy amor, I just can't think of what else to say...your shoes always make my heart skip a beat and a lil breathless...you know...like Godiva chocoloate cheesecake, only better :) Besos, Rose

Chatelaine said...

True masterpieces! Such intricate work must take so much patience. They are exquisite!

KeKe said...

Wow! Beautiful shoe creations!

LiLi M. said...

Those papers...the black and whites...this design...sigh...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, after all these years, I can't believe I haven't ordered one! I must put a bug in Mr. B.'s ear for my birthday! Lovely, lovely indeed!! Anita

Lori said...

Nancy, those are stunning...the paper you are using is so pretty...i love that gorgeous writing!!!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

They are tiny works of art Nancy! You can see they are put together with a love of what you create.

Hugs,Sherry

Debi said...

OH MY!! Nancy your work takes my breay away!Absolutely GORGEOUS!
xox
Debi

The Victorian Parlor said...

Nancy,

I always enjoy seeing your beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,

Kim

LW said...

Lovely shoes Nancy…
The ledger paper is stunning.
I too work one at a time, I think for me it is a need to feel the process and enjoy each step …
But I don’t work clutter free; I start with a large clean surface and will work myself into a tiny empty spot.

Louise

Mari said...

HELLO NANCY!! YOUR SHOES ARE MAGNIFICENT, I WANT A PAIR TO BAD MY FEET ARE NOT SMALL ENOUGH TO WEAR SUCH BEAUTYS....LOL

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I would love to purchase a pair!

kristine said...

i am blessed by your talent- thank you, thank you, thank you ....i look forward to seeing you soon ! xxo k

Kate T. said...

*sigh* The idea of a clean and clutter-free work space is a foreign one to me. I clean it up, and within minutes I feel like Pig Pen with his dirt cloud hovering overhead. I have to check the bottoms of my shoes when I leave the studio to make sure I don't track clay through the house! :O

Your shoes are dreamy little creations. Congratulations.

Hugs,

Kate

starrynightimpressions said...

Nancy, your shoes always make me gasp!!! True artistry!
french blessings,
starrydeborah

June said...

Oh ever so worth it Nancy. I am totally in awe of your work.
hugs

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Nancy, I just can't get over how absoument magnifique your paper shoe creations are. They are really incredible! p.s. of course I'm hoping to own one of these beauties myself, one day...

NeereAnDear said...

STUNNING!!! Your love for what you do shows with the effort you put in to each shoe .... meticulously handcrafted ... simply ..... elegant !!!

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

and you should be proud too, your work is just beautiful!
alicia

Rosemary said...

Love your shoes!
With all of the things I create, I haven't tried shoes yet. Maybe sometime.
Yours are amazing!!
Rosemary

KarenHarveyCox said...

Nancy, I just love your shoes, and these are so lovely.
Karen