Ooh boy, I love you so. Or shall I say, "Ooh Gozul, I love you so." This commission is one I'd showcase - not for its innovativeness, or lack there of - but in part to it serving as a true testament to the objective all my clients come to me with: transformation. As tedious and repetitious as this job is, when I receive a black pair from a client with the request that a lighter stone be used, I know the outcome will always be drastic. In a good way, of course. These are no exception. I am blown away that Julie's flats used to be black leather. I'm inclined to say I created a shoe that looks brand new, aside from the obvious wear and tear. Especially because Fuchsia AB is such a gorgeous stone. I used Preciosa's version, as I feel Swarovski's to look overtly blue. All of their ABs are, actually. Preciosa's reflects roughly half the blue hues Swarovski's emit, so the wearer still gets that pop of color they want with the depth the blue provides. I also love the rather gold top this particular stone has. It somehow softens the already muted pink, don't you think? I plan on using this stone on a pair of my own sneakers in the very near future. I know, a gay guy wearing pink shoes? Shocking!