Pierre Hardy Inspired Eye Heels

When I first saw these Pierre Hardy heels a few weeks back, I nearly lost my mind... I mean seriously, just look at them! But with a price tag upwards of $1000, I decided to try my hand at DIY instead (pffft, can you blame me?). All it took were a few clips and — my personal favourite — some Shrinky Dinks, and I was in business! Not quite as nice as the original, but hey, gotta love a bargain, right?

SUPPLIES: SHRINKY DINKS | SCRAP PAPER | SHARPIE | ACRYLIC PAINT | PAINT BRUSHES | E-6000 GLUE | CLIPS
TIME: 2 HOURS | DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE
Start by drawing an eye onto a scrap piece of paper as a guide, making sure it's about three times the size you want it to ultimately be. This will become your reference for both eyes, ensuring that they turn out roughly the same. Trace the design onto two sheets of Shrinky Dinks, then cut them out carefully. Bake each eye separately in the oven following the package instructions, and allow to cool. When that's done, use a Sharpie to mock up your eye design to help you in the painting process.
Now comes the fun part — painting those bad boys! Using acrylic paints, colour your eye pendants. It took me several coats of paint to fully cover the plastic, so be sure to let each layer dry before adding more paint.
When everything is nice and dry, glue your shoe clips onto the back of each plastic eye, pressing firmly to secure.

Tip: To make the eyes flirty and Pierre Hardy-esque, be sure to tilt them upwards before securing the clips to the backs. I would suggest mocking up where they will go on the shoe itself to help you figure out where to glue the clips.
And that's it! For barely any money and just a little bit of your time, you can transform your shoes into these Pierre Hardy beauties too... Wanna know the best part? You can take them off just as easily as you put them on, getting extra mileage out of those shoes of yours! Win-win.
{ I added mine to some strappy Forever 21 sandals... Perfect for dressing up those boyfriend jeans! }
 Photos by Adventures in Fashion

3 comments

  1. YOU ARE SO SMART! I've been loving these shoes and thinking about how awesome they are, but they're totally not something I'd drop a huge amount of cash on. Your DIY's are the best! XO, S

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  2. OMG! I love these!!! Aaaaaand they're even better than the originals! Go girl!!!
    XOXO
    Flannery
    http://www.thefashiontweaker.com

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