|Posted on 3 November, 2016 at 10:10||comments (0)|
How did Rock My Shoes begin?
*Rock My Shoes* was a development of my existing shoe customisation service for bespoke orders. It all began when I was on a stand at a bridal fair in Poole and another stallholder suggested I teach my customisation skills as a new craft workshop. She explained how she had been looking herself for creative ideas for her own hen do recently and had chosen a full day of flower arranging with afternoon tea. It didn’t appeal to me initially and I looked around to see if there were other shoe customisation workshops that existed. I couldn’t find anything on the internet and so gave it some serious thought.
I began by concentrating on new designs which could be taught and re-created in a timescale of 2 hours, a popular working time for concentration. I needed to think about simple techniques that everyone can understand and a step by step format. I also wanted to offer shoe designs that are funky or classy and relevant to current fashion trends. I began with teaching four shoe workshops in Bournemouth in order to gauge public response and individuals’ enjoyment. I did make relevant changes on the back of this trial to run the workshops more effectively and to a slick timescale...... (read the full story here....)
|Posted on 6 June, 2014 at 14:10||comments (0)|
So, I thought it would be nice to have an Open Day where you can try your hand at shoe customising with crystals! The venue is The Arora Hotel in Manchester where anyone can drop by with shoes which are old and scruffy, or even a new pair they have just bought in town, and use any of the crystals and pearls on display. Watch a demo in shoe customisation before you apply the same technique shown so you can add crystals to your shoes and take them home ready for your night out or next special occasion.
Get ready girls for compliments on your crystal shoes ... they will become original and 100% unique to you!
There will be 3 x 1 hourly workshops on the afternoon of Sat 26 July 2014, the first workshop starting at 1pm.
If the workshop becomes full, we will put your name on the list, ready for the next workshop to start at 2.15pm, etc. Enjoy a drink or canapes with us.
The ARORA HOTEL (Princess Street, Manchester) has the longest bar in Manchester and is very swish (see the photo), serving cocktails and special coffees, bar snacks and has a grill restaurant. There is also a Happy Hour at the end of the afternoon for cocktails! It's a great place to relax with a long cold drink whilst you wait for the next workshop to begin.
Shoe Parties are great fun for craft hen activities, birthday parties, girls get togethers, team-building and corporate days.
If you want to do something original and memorable, and like to put your own stamp on things, then this is a golden opportunity to grab with both hands, and bring along your best mate, or come alone. See you there! Nicky Rox x
|Posted on 6 January, 2014 at 9:45||comments (0)|
As we all know, every bride is individual, every wedding day is planned unique, every wedding outfit is bespoke to the bride, so why stop at the shoes? Your shoes which you may have already bought can be personalised and made to look just how you want them with a little help from me.
We will talk through different customisation options for shoes that you have purchased (or are thinking of buying) and I will offer design ideas to enhance them so they will have extra touches personal to you.
Please email me on: [email protected] and describe to me all about your dream shoes for your big day!
Please attach any photos you wish to too.
All the best,
|Posted on 6 January, 2014 at 9:25||comments (0)|
Hello! and welcome, to my first blog entry.
Very excited to have a new online order system, where you can easily access my Etsy account and place your order for a pair of lace bridal shoes, in your choice of colours.
Decide which colours you want for your Regalia or Regency shoes in the following categories:-
- Swarovski crystals
- ribbon ties