DIY Neon Gem Sandals with I Spy DIY

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know that we love DIY projects. We partnered with the super-talented Jenni Radosevich from I Spy DIY to customize our Thick Strap Sandal with neon gems for a perfect, one-of-a-kind summer shoe.

Jenni from I Spy DIY in our Cutout Back Sundress, Chambray Boyfriend Shirt and Thick Strap Sandal.

Jenni from I Spy DIY in our Cutout Back Sundress, Chambray Boyfriend Shirt and Thick Strap Sandal. (Photo Credit: Jessica Kaminski)

Summer is finally here and it's time to slip on my sandals! I have been looking for the perfect white ones to wear with my sundresses, and was super jazzed to find this pair. 

Summer is finally here and it’s time to slip on my sandals! I have been looking for the perfect white ones to wear with my sundresses, and was super jazzed to find this pair.   (Photo Credit: Jessica Kaminski)

Meet Jenni:
Growing up in Wisconsin, Jenni Radosevich was always creating her own style. If she saw something in a magazine that she couldn’t find in her local department store, she would make it herself. Now living in New York, her affinity to “spot style you love, and do-it-yourself” has manifested itself into a website: ISpyDIY.com and book, I Spy DIY Style, which has been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, Rachel Ray Show, CNN.com, The Today Show, Wall Street Journal and InStyle magazine.

Get Jenni’s look:
Cutout Back Sundress
Chambray Boyfriend Shirt
Thick Strap Sandal

Jenni's customized Thick Strap Sandal.

“I love the thick strap, but every time I looked down, all I saw was a blank canvas asking to be decorated.” -Jenni    (Photo Credit: Jessica Kaminsky)

Supplies:
Thick Strap Sandal
Neon gems
E6000 heavy-duty craft glue
Paint brush

Supplies for Neon DIY Gem Sandal.

Supplies for Neon DIY Gem Sandal.

Step 1: 
Layout your ideas for the neon gem design.

Step 1: Layout your ideas for the neon gem design.

Step 1: Layout your ideas for the neon gem design.

Step 2:
Put a spot of heavy duty E6000 glue on the back of the neon gem with your paint brush.

Step 2: Put a spot of heavy duty E6000 glue on the back of the neon gem.

Step 2: Put a spot of heavy duty E6000 glue on the back of the neon gem with your paint brush.

Step 3:
Press neon gem firmly onto sandal.

Step 3: Press neon gem firmly onto sandal.

Step 3: Press neon gem firmly onto sandal.

Step 4:
Continue gluing neon gems on shoe in your design.

Step 4: Continue gluing neon gems on shoe in your design.

Step 4: Continue gluing neon gems on shoe in your design.

Step 5:
Let dry overnight before wearing.

Step 5: Let dry overnight before wearing.

Step 5: Let dry overnight before wearing.

Two different design inspirations from Jenni.

Two different design inspirations from Jenni.

We're ready to add a little color to the beach with our neon gem sandals!

We’re ready to add a little color to the beach with our neon gem sandals!

Have you made an awesome DIY project with your favorite American Eagle Outfitters pieces? Show us with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to see your project on our AE.com Style Gallery or our blog!

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