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.