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Reply #60 - 1st Nov, 2013 at 1:23pm
 
I dyed a set of leather shape bow in readiness for another quality ruby slipper bows that I am making.



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Reply #61 - 8th Nov, 2013 at 12:41pm
 
This is a darker bow, similar to the color of wine that was used on some of Judy Garland's original ruby slippers.

The jewels looks shiny and it actually turned out pretty good. You're looking at another world class ruby slipper bow reproduction right here.




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Reply #62 - 12th Nov, 2013 at 12:39pm
 
Impressive. Good work administrator.
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Reply #63 - 13th Nov, 2013 at 5:18am
 
Every set of bows I make have their own uniqueness but they are made exactly the same way, the same size, and the same materials that was worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.

Everything is carefully hand-sewn for days with beautiful silk and then placed on leather, I don't deal with cheap plastic or cardboard looking bows that takes 30 minutes to do.

When it comes to making ruby slippers, I'm one of the few who can re-create beautiful hand-sewn replicas.
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Reply #64 - 13th Nov, 2013 at 3:51pm
 
Hi! Admin, what do you think of the following words taken from Animal Spirits. I put them here because I think it is from another angle to depict OZ.

The sense of unfairness, of rapacity, of selfishness, and of ......The feelings of the time were reflected in the 1900 children's novel The Wizard of OZ by L.Frank Baum. The yellow brick road and Dorothy's magical silver slippers (replaced for the 1939 movie with ruby slippers since these showed up more dramatically on color film) were metaphors for the  intense conflict over the gold standard and the proposed free coinage of silver. The little people..... represented the poor working class. The wicked witch stood for the selfish business interests. The wizard himself was the great deceiver, the US president.

I will download the OZ to watch carefully, very carefully.  Grin
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Reply #65 - 14th Nov, 2013 at 10:52am
 
The Wizard of Oz may represent the economic hardship in Baum's days.

Maybe that inspired him to build his plot.
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Reply #66 - 16th Nov, 2013 at 4:20pm
 
This is the original size 5B ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Known as "the Witch's shoes" or "the beauty pair", I call it "the sexy pair", this original ruby slippers from back in 1939 is the real deal with an estimated value of $3 million.

It was found by the late costume designer Kent Warner at MGM before the spring of 1970 and kept in his personal possession for more than a decade.

They are distinguished from other pairs of ruby slippers by their size in that they are smaller than others, and the lack of orange felt on the soles of each shoe, suggesting this is the pair that was worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in close-up shots.

The heels are also thinner and a bit longer than the other pairs of ruby slippers, and the toe is more pointy. This is the sort of ruby slippers that I like to re-create. Beautiful hand-sewn size 5B replica ruby slippers take some skill, so stay tuned to see my next pair around the middle of 2014.




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Reply #67 - 18th Nov, 2013 at 12:44pm
 
I'm almost finished with the second darker bow. All I need to do is sew the silk overlay to the leather and I've got two beautiful ruby slipper bows.

I love red bows so you won't often see me make dark or wine-colored bows, however I like the look of this pair.

Photos of the finished product will be posted soon.




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Reply #68 - 19th Nov, 2013 at 5:51am
 

A finished pair of dark ruby slipper bows.

It really was no miracle, what happened was just this!





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Reply #69 - 19th Nov, 2013 at 6:44am
 
My collection of ruby slipper bows. These are top quality hand-sewn bows inspired by the original bows worn by Miss Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (1939).




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Reply #70 - 19th Nov, 2013 at 11:46am
 
You can see the similarities between the replica bows and the bows on the actual ruby slippers.



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Reply #71 - 5th Dec, 2013 at 7:07am
 
These are red rose montees, rhinestones, crystals, or however you want to call them and they are pretty rare. We have quite a lot of these, literally thousands in the same size as the originals, but they can be extremely hard to find for many people.

Below is a close-up photo, but in reality they are very tiny with holes that only a thin needle can go through. They have vintage antique style claws that is rounded like the originals. Little things like this matters for us, we've seen many people make the mistake of using rose montees with modern day sharp claws on their ruby slipper bows which doesn't look as nice.

The claw settings on the original ruby slippers have turned black after all these years, but they were once silver, gunmetal and gold color on different ruby slippers. We tend to like silver claw settings because they appear white in The Wizard of Oz film which represents diamond.




Rose montees exactly to those on the original ruby slippers


Rose montees exactly to those on the original ruby slippers






Close-up of the bow on the original ruby slippers


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Reply #72 - 7th Dec, 2013 at 8:55am
 
This pair of replica ruby slippers were recently sold for a ridiculous $35,000 US. They were made by Western Costume Company in 1989 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the film's release. The company also made some of the original ruby slippers for The Wizard of Oz in 1939, although no records of the original slippers exist to either validate or disprove their claim.

I don't think they look good, and they are not worth that price but the buyer thinks so. There are issues with the bows, obviously it looks too big, it has less than 46 rhinestones, and the claws are pointy/sharp. The shape of the shoes, particularly the toes doesn't look like the original ruby slippers.

Either Western Costume Company employed people with a lack of knowledge, or they were provided with the wrong materials through no fault of their own. At the end of the day, for a company that is believed to be involved in making the original ruby slippers, this is not an impressive pair of replica ruby slippers to say the least.




Replica ruby slippers from Western Costume Company


Replica ruby slippers from Western Costume Company







Replica ruby slippers from Western Costume Company


Replica ruby slippers from Western Costume Company

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Replica ruby slippers from Western Costume Company


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Replica ruby slippers from Western Costume Company


Replica ruby slippers from Western Costume Company

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Replica ruby slippers and original ruby slippers


Replica ruby slippers and original ruby slippers from Western Costume Company

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Original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy


Original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy

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Reply #73 - 4th Mar, 2015 at 4:21pm
 
This rectangular stone is a bit different to the photo on Reply #5.

Only two people in the world (the other person is professional ruby slipper maker in Randy Struthers) have access to this rare rectangular stone.

This is an exact hand cut copy of the rectangular stones on the original ruby slippers. The rectangular face cut, and the V shape cuts on the sides of the stone are as accurate as they come.

We don't share or sell these stones to anyone else, so the best and most accurate ruby slippers are crafted by us and America's Randy Struthers.




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