I know, I know, more shoes, you ask? This girl must be out of her gourd! Probably so. But these aren't actually SHOES, I promise! Summer does crazy things to one's brain- one of those things was my thinking about the crystal spike platforms I made way back in the fall. But now, what with the 102 degree heat wave that has me contemplating how much of my body I can stuff into the freezer, icy things are looking even more appealing.
Anyway, when I made the crystal spiked shoes the first time around, it was on a whim, basically from wire and spit, which is fine if you only plan to wear them out once, and tip toe with great delicacy. This time around, I wanted a more permanent solution to my crystal spiked dilemma, and so I came up with this answer: harnesses.
I fashioned them out of nude and black harness leather, and fastened them with rivets, so they're very secure. I also used LONG straps so that you can secure them on nearly any shoe, or even up a leg... The more strap, the more possibility for layering and texture.
Long straps mean plenty of layering possibilities. The next few pictures are the same vachetta leather crystal spiked harness, worn on the front of the foot, and then as a crystal spine on the back.
Black harness. Different design, same idea:
A vachetta version of the black harness, worn differently.
And the best part? The thing that excites me the most? You can layer them!! Two harnesses... three harnesses... four harnesses...
Five harnesses... (excessive? More, more!!!)
And from the back:
And up close. (I'm cheating a little, these two are harnesses I made but haven't had a chance to shoot. Soon, I promise!)