A Very Special Collaboration

This was a very meaningful, special project for me. An old college friend of mine wanted to surprise his wife with the perfect shoes for a cruise they had planned together. She had been battling Melanoma for a few years, and they wanted to celebrate. The beautiful thing about this commission (besides the fact that I LOVE when husbands come to me for surprise custom jobs) is that she had been a huge fan of my work on Facebook, but was always convinced that she couldn’t afford my services. Dennis gave me full artistic freedom with this job. We chose an affordable shoe, used a three color metallic blend that is very wearable, and when he surprised her with them, she was floored. Making people happy is exactly why I do what I do.

Note: Unfortunately, Kate has since lost her battle to cancer. As a tribute, her family displayed some of her favorite things; the things that defined her. Amongst them, her strassed shoes.  I was beyond honored.  RIP Kate.

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Red Soles Reborn

I am a single mom who loves all things fashion; shoes, bags, clothing, accessories, etc. You name it, I love it.  I especially have an obsession with all things sparkly. In 2011, I gave strassing a try after dying over a pair of strassed Louboutins, but dying even more when I saw the $3300 price tag. Once I strassed my first pair, I was hooked and decided to make a business of it. Now, over 5 years later, I have a very extensive portfolio, hundreds of clients from all over the globe, and many, many new friends as a result. I take my job as a business owner very seriously, while maintaining a fun, bubbly vibe, and I always ensure my clients satisfaction, which, I believe, is why many of my clients become my friends. I've worked for many brides whose weddings I've actually attended, and many of those brides have commissioned me for baby shoes for their daughters once they've had children. I love to have fun with what I do, create new things, and I really feel that what I do is an art. But most of all, I enjoy making my clients happy. Hearing how ecstatic they are once they open that box is truly what it's all about. I love what I do, and I'm extremely grateful for my loyal clients, who've allowed me to transform a hobby into a thriving business in which I get to create pieces that I love every single day.