May 30, 2008

The Coolest DIY Shoes, Sneakers, and Sandals! Inside Craft Volume 7

Sebastopol, CA-- Who doesn’t love shoes? From hip hop trendsetters like Kanye West to the shoe-loving starlets on Sex and the City, shoes have always been a popular fashion statement, and for many, a modest obsession. From DIY sneakers and heels to sandals and even roller skates, Craft Volume 7 will have you walking in style—your style! Among other projects, you can restyle Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars with simple sewing and shoe glue. Also, transform any pair of shoes into a flashy pair of roller skates. Let your personal style shine through with these sole-ful projects!

Fun shoe projects from Craft Volume 7:

Other DIY projects from Craft Volume 7:

Also in this issue:

Handmade: In this section, Craft reveals some of the world’s most interesting handmade creations like Jennifer Maestre’s powerful sculptures inspired by the beautiful but dangerous sea urchin, as well as repeating patterns in nature. Made with pencils and nails, Maestre cuts sharpened pencils into 1-inch lengths, then drills a tiny hole in each section turning each pencil into a bead. Using peyote stitch, she creates these forms that have incredible texture.

Curio: The editors of Craft highlight some of their favorite trinkets and treasures; including Elsa Mora’s Bee Mine which is a perfect paper bee sculpture, capturing the concrete beauty of the world as well as the metaphysical nature of art. Kevin Patrick’s Lanyard Lamps give new meaning to that summer camp staple, opening up new possibilities of texture, light, and shape.

Celebrating the DIY spirit, Craft is the first project-based magazine dedicated to the renaissance occurring within the world of crafts. Selling for $14.99 and loaded with exciting projects that use unconventional, unexpected and even renegade techniques, materials and tools, Craft celebrates resourceful spirits who undertake amazing crafting projects in their home and community. The quarterly magazine (www.craftzine.com) is published by O’Reilly Media, the premier information resource for technology innovation.

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