Bridget got in touch a little while ago expressing how much she loved the Not Paper Heels. What was originally intended to be an order of the original design, ended up being a custom Not Paper style!

She expressed she wanted a chunky wooden platform clog with my signature Not Paper leather texture as the upper. After a bit of discussion re whether it would have a closed toe vs open toe and what shade the pine would be stained - this was the design we settled on.

From there I got started on the design and drawings for the platforms. While I often do my own woodwork and platforms, in this case I got them cut by Bruce, as my bandsaw doesn't have quite high enough of an opening to be able to cut these chunky ones!

Once I got the platforms it was a matter of sanding them down, attaching the rubber grip to the forepart and heel, and lightly staining and sealing the pine.

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Then I crafted the insole and upper and with a bit of further discussion with Bridget, we decided to attach the upper with some domed golden studs for a classic clog look!

Done!

 

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