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LED Shoe Clips Make Your Toes Twinkle

Twinkle toes! Make LED ruffles to customize your shoes in this CRAFT video. This easy soft circuit project can get you started in wearable electronics and even may help you find your way in a dark parking lot.

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25-closeup.jpgFor this project you need:

  • 2 LED Sewing Kits (available from Maker Shed)
  • silky fabric for the ruffle
  • matching felt
  • sewing needle and regular thread
  • 2 paper clips
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • pliers

Check out the complete step-by-step tutorial over on Make: Projects.

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24 thoughts on “LED Shoe Clips Make Your Toes Twinkle

  1. Glowing shoes. Nice. They have come a long way since L.A. Lights.

    You should get a matching glowing brooch or hair clip… and then make them all light sensitive… or reactive to methane gas, so it can detect if your date farted. That wouldn’t be awkward. :-P

  2. As a fairly large guy I really have no use for this particular wearable (however it makes reading about it no less fun), But I did have to comment on the fact you look gorgeous in that yellow dress with those light up shoes.

    1. Don’t feel left out, I’m sure you could find heels like that in a size 13 if you look around, Rule 34 and all that ;)

  3. As a fairly large guy I really have no use for this particular wearable (however it makes reading about it no less fun), But I did have to comment on the fact you look gorgeous in that yellow dress with those light up shoes.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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