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Judy Garland's Ruby Slippers
The most beautiful pair of shoes worn by the most beautiful actress in movie history.
Judy Garland's authentic hand-made reproduction ruby slippers
17th Dec, 2013 at 7:17am
 

Replicating the most beautiful shoes in the world,
worn by the most beautiful actress in movie history


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Product description:
  • Judy Garland's size 5B authentic hand-made reproduction ruby slippers.




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Special mention and many thanks to the following people who have made a contribution to our ruby slipper project in one way or another:
  • Randy S. from America
  • Daniel M. fom America
  • Matthew S. from America
  • Done K. from Laos
  • Monekham V. from Laos
  • Phet P. from Laos
  • Phaeng S. from Laos





The end result:

Even Judy Garland is stunned by what she is seeing. Crafted to look in pristine condition, this pair of high quality ruby slippers is right up there among the best in the world.



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Reply #1 - 30th Dec, 2013 at 6:11am
 

Judy Garland's iconic walk down the Yellow Brick Road
in 1939's hit musical film, The Wizard of Oz.


Judy Garland's iconic walk down the Yellow Brick Road
Judy Garland's iconic walk down the Yellow Brick Road
Judy Garland's iconic walk down the Yellow Brick Road
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Reply #2 - 30th Dec, 2013 at 8:23pm
 
Does the red slipper have a certain degree of superpower? Roll Eyes
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Reply #3 - 31st Dec, 2013 at 4:20am
 
Please try to refrain from posting anything unnecessary on this particular thread because many people will be coming here to see the ruby slippers. The next production will be so beautiful just like Judy Garland as Dorothy wore.

In regard to your question, that depends what people believe. If you don't believe in something then it doesn't mean anything to you, that's what life is all about.

Some ruby slipper makers believe that they've touched an original piece of item that Judy Garland wore or owned, and therefore their ruby slippers have a connection to her superpowers because they are made by their "hand".

The ruby slippers I craft is magical because I believe that Judy Garland's spirit put them on the shoes. Her photo stands beside them and I have made my wish to her.

Remember that if you are a Buddhist, a pair shoes, even ruby slippers can't be placed higher than a photo or statue of Buddha and monks. At my place, a pair of ruby slippers is on display up high but they are in another room and a fair distance away from Buddha and monk objects.
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Reply #4 - 31st Dec, 2013 at 1:46pm
 
This is my bow, and the bow on the original ruby slippers as a comparison.

You wouldn't see too many better bows than that. I'm only one of the few in the world who knows how to make authentic bows with the right shape and materials.

This bow will be used on the ruby slippers, so stay tuned with the ruby slipper project.



My bow and the original bow on Judy Garland's ruby slippers


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Reply #5 - 6th Jan, 2014 at 10:16am
 
Judy Garland's stunning size 5B base shoes is now in place to begin the sewing process with sparkling red sequins, thanks to Daniel for providing the shoes. The bottom of the shoes also needs to be painted red.

Inside the right shoe has a gold stamp exactly like the originals, reading "Innes Shoe Co. Los Angeles, Pasadena, Hollywood".





Judy Garland's size 5B base shoes


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Reply #6 - 6th Jan, 2014 at 3:02pm
 
very nice!
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Reply #7 - 6th Jan, 2014 at 5:19pm
 
It's nice but you haven't seen anything yet.

This is the same base shoes that MGM used to make the ruby slippers for Judy Garland as Dorothy to wear in The Wizard of Oz. It's covered with red silk fabric overlay, and all set for me to get started with the sequins.

This base shoes is the real deal that was constructed with precision and attention to detail. It's the size 5B "witches shoes" with slightly higher heels and more pointy toes than other pairs of ruby slippers.

The hottest pair of shoes that Judy Garland as Dorothy wore in the movie so I'm looking forward to working with them.
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Reply #8 - 7th Jan, 2014 at 11:20am
 
Okie dokie, the bottom of the shoes is now red as you can see from the reflection in the mirror, so we're all set and ready to apply the sequins to the shoes.

Please note that the original size 5B ruby slippers is the only surviving pair of slippers without orange felt on the leather soles at the bottom of the shoes, hence the lack of orange felt on our size 5B base shoes.

Our base shoes is pretty much an exact copy of the original "Innes Shoe Company" base shoes that was used to make the prized size 5B ruby slippers for Judy Garland as Dorothy to wear in The Wizard of Oz.




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Reply #9 - 8th Jan, 2014 at 7:11am
 
It is good that Debbie Reynolds kept the original pair of shoes in pristine condition.
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Reply #10 - 8th Jan, 2014 at 9:38am
 
She owns the Arabian Test Shoes, a different style of shoes that never made it into the actual movie, and to me they are worth nothing.

The ruby slippers are more beautiful and it's what draws people to them.
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Reply #11 - 10th Jan, 2014 at 2:39am
 
Awww sweet....I really really really really really like the gold stamp.

Who in this world is Debbie Reynolds? Roll Eyes Grin
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Reply #12 - 10th Jan, 2014 at 4:24am
 
She is an olden day actress. You can be forgiven for not knowing her.

She purchased the Arabian test pair for $300 in 1970, and she sold them for about $630,000 to pay back her debts in 2011 so I take back what I said. She doesn't own them anymore.

The original size 5B ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy had a gold label which suggests this pair was the top end shoes.

The progress of our ruby slippers will be shown in the next couple of days. A lot of work still needs to be done but they are looking beautiful so far and nobody should miss it.
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Reply #13 - 11th Jan, 2014 at 4:22am
 
This is one of Judy Garland's base shoe for the ruby slippers in the construction stage I guess you could call it.

There's still lots of work ahead but it's looking stunning so far with the shiny red sequins. The sequins are sewn onto the built-in overlay with a regular straight needle without going through the actual shoes so it takes some skill.

Our ruby slippers is being created to look like new in 1939, or 1938 when the The Wizard of Oz started filming, so you're about to see a very high quality reproduction of a pair of ruby slippers that's in pristine condition and ready for Judy Garland as Dorothy to wear on the set.

More photos later but this project has a long way to go yet.




Judy Garland's ruby slippers in the construction stage


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Reply #14 - 11th Jan, 2014 at 12:55pm
 
She's looking beautiful isn't she?

Out of the glass case and back to the operation table for this girl. Lots of sewing on this side and the other side of the shoe to be done.




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