Slip on some style with shoe clips crafted from old jewelry

Don’t toss out those old shoes! Give them a punch of personality with shoe clips made from old jewelry. Shoe clips instantly add sparkle and style when slipped onto heels, loafers or flats. These clips made from leopard brooches and rattan earrings are loaded with retro charm, but you can make a set out of whatever jewelry you have available.
Don’t worry if you don’t have two identical brooches to use in this project. Part of the fun of shoe clips is the ability to mix and match for an eclectic look. Search through garage sales, thrift stores and antique shops for different brooches that still complement each other. This method also works for old earrings that have lost their mate and need a new purpose.
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Materials
- Old brooches, 2
- Old earrings, 2
- Shoe clip blanks, 4
- Needle-nose pliers, 2 pairs
- E6000 glue
- High-temperature glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
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Instructions
1. Use a pair of pliers to remove the pin from the back of a brooch.
2. Place a shoe clip blank on your work table so that the narrow part of the clip faces up and the hinge folds away from you. Add E6000 glue to the wide, bottom part of the clip, then glue the clip to the back of the brooch near the top edge. Allow the glue to dry according to package instructions.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the second brooch.
4. Use two pliers to remove the stud or hook from an old earring.
5. As in step 2, place a shoe clip blank on the table so the narrow part of the clip faces up and the hinge folds away from you. Add hot glue to the wide, bottom part of the clip, then glue the clip to the back of the earring near the top edge. Allow it to dry.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the second earring.
7. Your new shoe clips are ready to display and enjoy!
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