She created that Swarowski dcoration on the toe – I would have suiggested a bit higher, but I must admit, that it looks really good there too. BTW it is a Hungarian floral motif.
A few months ago I made a prototyping and a design course, so before that I ordered a few pairs of sandal parts (40 to be exact). Unfortunately it hasn’t arrived, so…
if you don’t mind… It is a bit too many pics, so I just insert a gallery here – forgive me for that, but WordPress is not too friendly, if you want to post long tutorials, and I just don’t have long hours for this post. I believe you will understand it anyway.
Attach the metal shank and the bottom fillers. Yes the metal shank is a must – you don’t want to make a shoe which collapses after a few times on your customer’s foot, right?
There are fresh, new wooden last on the webstore! Here they are – be quick, if you want them, because I can’t replace any, as I will leave Hungary in a few weeks. Lasts at the webshop
Norwegian is not a welted construction – now you can see why… Because there is no welt. This simple. On the other hand it looks pretty much the same, than Goiser – only the welt is the small difference. Remove the nails – the next 10 centimeters.
Trim it back to the holdfast… then …
Start from here. Remove the nails to the ball point.
We start at the point where we have a 18 mm wide welt, OK?
Before we jump into the middle – I guess you have questions, right? …and I believe I know the first: why is that that your sole edge is not that shiny and hard? Well.. that is the welt. You can’t just use any of the leftover crap you find in the corner – welt is… Read More
My addiction to tools.. is sick.. almost. I can admit. I love tools, I love their untold stories about old, forgottent workshops, old, long gone craftsmen and miraculous shoes, they made in professional hands. I have a lot of tools from my family, my great-great-grandfather, my grandfather -those are family relics, I don’t own them, I… Read More
.. or at least this year. Look at those happy faces! This is for download for group members:
Yesterday I received some “new” tools from ebay – with some I wanted to have a long time ago.. OMG this box.. Photos soon.
I thought it might be interesting to some other people watching me, making shoes. So I created a youtube channel and uploaded my first video. Since then I have over 1.2 million hit on them, plus 18 more (and even more to come) My channel on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MarcellHUN
Why we have forgotten this technique pretty much? I believe because of the appearance of the modern glues. We shouldn’t have – pegged construction has advantages, compared to any other technique: – easy to make (OK, compared to the factories – nothing is easier than send product to China to get produced, isn’t it?… Read More
I just put this picture to the first, because it is funny.
I haven’t added yet a little piece of information about my past, my family history, my story. This is an important piece, the reason I could finish my trade school, my schools later and the reason I call my brand Koronya… and this reason is my grandma. She helped me, my family a lot.. and… Read More
Don’t worry. They will be. I can promise. You didn’t miss any “boat”. I love shoemaking and I have a job: preserve this craft – so I will teach, even more than until now. Give me some time to settle down in the United States, and I promise I will find a chance to teach… Read More
Did you know that the Ford T model invention involved two Hungarian names? Let me quote from wikipedia: The Ford Model T car was designed by Childe Harold Wills and two Hungarian immigrants, Joseph A. Galamb and Eugene Farkas. Henry Love, C. J. Smith, Gus Degner and Peter E. Martin were also part of the team. While production of the Model T… Read More
…and it is official now. I have just signed a contract with a university – I will teach footwear design and technology as a professor. See you there!
Before we jump in it – I must warn you – DO NOT START to make a Norwegian, if you don’t have any experience with hand-sewn techniques, because there will be a step, when you need a really steady hand and you can screw up your work with one little sloppy move. I warned you. Read More