While I have not been active on the blog for several months, I’ve been exploring the other side of my brain and tapping into my creativity. During the past 4 months, which truthfully feels like a year, I have made a jacket out of a quilt, finished redecorating both of our bathrooms and put together this quick DIY.
As a mega fan of Versace, punk styling and platform shoes, I knew that I had to have the Versace Medusa Aevitas Platform Pumps. When I first laid eyes on them, it felt like a life or death moment. These shoes weren’t even a need—they were a MUST in order to keep my existence on earth. Unfortunately they are quite pricey, but as I stated earlier, it was a life or death situation and I was either:
A. Purchasing the Versace pumps
B. Finding a dupe
C. Making them myself
From the looks of this title, I think you can probably tell what I decided to do. Keep reading to learn how you can make your own.
How to Make the Versace Medusa Aevitas Platform Pumps
What you will need:
- A good pair of platform heels. I purchased mine from Jeffrey Campbell but Steve Madden, Sam Edelman and Amazon all make reasonably priced platform pumps.
- Diamond chain. You can find this at your local craft store like Hobby Lobby. I believe I asked for 1/4 of a yard. You barely need anything to fill the strap of the shoe.
- A medusa charms. I ordered mine from Etsy. Any charm of choice would work for this DIY, I just liked the medusa one best since it’s similar to what Versace did. I went with silver instead of gold because it matched the hardware on my shoes better. Make sure to get 2 charms – one for each shoe.
- E6000 glue. Do not even try to use super glue as it will eat away the back side of the rhinestone/diamond.
- Black thread
- Heavy duty embroidery needle
- 2 Jump rings
- A sharp object to poke holes with. I used a pair of extremely sharp tweezers. These are to help guide the needle through the strap on the shoe.
- Add the charm to an additional jump ring. Attached the jumping on the shoe clasp. Watch where you place it so it doesn’t get caught on the actual strap. For extra strength, you can sauder the jump ring.
- Measure your diamonds on the strap of the shoe. Cut accordingly.
- Glue the diamonds to the strap. I found that it was much easier to secure the diamonds on the shoes when they were glued. It’s so difficult to sew through the strap and worry about keeping the diamonds straight. Wait 24 hours.
- The diamonds will feel loose and may not stick down very well even after being glued. Start the sewing process by taking a sewing machine thread – not embroidery floss and thread the needle. Do not double the strands.
- To tack down the diamonds, I started by creating where I wanted the needle to go with my tweezers. I wove my needle in and out of the diamond chain. The process is slow, but take your time to pull the thread tight.
- To secure the first and last diamond, I recommend going in again with E6000 or a strong fabric glue.
I hope you feel like Nicola Peltz or Olivia Rodrigo in these shoes! They quickly became one of my most-worn items. If you recreate this DIY, let me know in the comments below!
Until next time, Spread Kindness.