Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wearing Barbie's Shoes

People send me shoe things all the time. Pictures, links, art, and most recently, jewelry.

I am obsessed with this necklace
Yep shoe jewelry. And the best part  - the jewelry is made of Barbie shoes. And I love Barbie.

The artist's name is Sara Gallo, and she makes necklaces, earrings and bracelets from doll shoes. And it's amazing.

Sara Gallo doesn't just string a couple pairs of plastic shoes onto a piece of jewelry wire, she turns them into wearable art. She twists and turns the shoes into intricate designs, adding jeweled and beaded accents and creating really unique jewelry.

With these shoes aren't just for your feet. 
Necklaces contain up to 500 tiny little doll shoes, and they come in a full rainbow of colors, and all different style of heels.

Pointed toes, open toe sandals, heels with little bows on them, strappy sandals. It's like being able to wear Barbie's shoe closet.

Of course the other jewelry by Sara Gallo is fantastic and artful. Gorgeous pieces any woman would be happy to add to her collection, but it's the doll shoes that are truly unique and like nothing I have seen before.

Plus there's something fun about the idea of being able to bridge the gap between my childhood love and my adult obsession in a wearable piece of art.

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