First I bought these last year on super duper sale:
But I never wore them because that leather flower on the side isn't really my style. So I took it off:
And then realized there's a bunch of holes left in the leather because of the thread that held the flower. So I decided that the only thing to do was to fill those holes with glitter.
First I taped up all the parts that I didn't want glittery, including the heel tap:
Then I scuffed up the to-be-glittered part with sandpaper.
Then I mixed about half ModPodge and half glitter from Michaels in the cut off end of a water bottle and painted it on.
Here they are half dried:
I ended up painting on three coats to get the glitter as opaque as I wanted, but the difference between one coat and three is actually minimal.
I let them dry some more and applied some Angelus Acrylic Finisher and voila!
They're pretty cool! I bought the glitter while at home in Memphis so I didn't compare the colors, and in the future I might get a color more similar to the base color. But I kind of like the spectator look these have now, and I'm happy with how they turned out! Not all of the thread holes are hidden, but I think the glitter distracts.