Stiletto Heels!! Need Help

Decorating By ginger6361 Updated 15 Aug 2010 , 12:33am by ginger6361

ginger6361 Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 9:10pm
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Can anyone tell me how to get the stiletto heel thin enough yet strong enough to stand? I have made shoes with regular heal, but nothing is working for this high heel!! Hope my CC friends can advise..thanks

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debbief Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 10:14pm
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maybe stick a skewer in it?

ginger6361 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 4:35am
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Tried that, but for some reason the gumpast was stretching from the stick, and the stick breaking though the very thin heel I was making.

FullHouse Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 1:09pm
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When I did mine (in my photos), I molded the heel, then feed a floral wire into it, sticking up out of the top a smidge; that helped hold it onto the sole of the shoe along with gum glue. Held up perfectly.

ncsmorris Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 1:25pm
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I did one and I made the heel in the basic shape first, then I stuck an uncooked spaghetti noodle in it. I don't remember where I heard about using a spaghetti noodle, but it worked for me. The only skewers/dowels I had were too thick, and the floral wire was bendy so I couldn't get that to work either. Good luck with whatever you decide to use!

sweettoothmom1 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 2:29pm
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when inserting the skewer, be sure skewer is moistened slightly then slowly turn while pushing into the heel. this way the heel wont get squished. hth

FullHouse Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 2:39pm
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I used a thick gauge floral wire, I didn't have a problem with it being too flexible.

neelycharmed Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 2:47pm
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thick/heavy florist wire will do the trick thumbs_up.gif
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ginger6361 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 8:50pm
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thank you all for your help!! I can't wait to make them now!!

tipsytaartje Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 10:17pm
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I never stick anything in the heels I make. I use fondant with tylose and that's it.
Mold the heel upside down, and let it dry for a couple of hours. If it's a tiny bit flexible but strong enough to hold the weight of the sole, then you attach it with some glue.

ginger6361 Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 12:33am
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Thanks all..well I made them.made 2 pair, and picked the one that looked the bast....will keep practicing!!

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