Kirkland Uncorked

As if the Summer Stock Up Pop Up event on Thursday isn’t enough, we’ll also have a booth at Kirkland Uncorked this Friday through Sunday! We’ll be debuting some new designs, and enjoying what promises to be gorgeous weather. Plus…wine.

We’d love to see you there!


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Kick off the weekend in style!



If you’re in the Seattle area this Thursday, join us for the Summer Stock-up Pop-up event at Glass Distillery! Vodka, food, fashion and music. Gotta love summer in Seattle!summer-popup-PRINT3

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Life’s a Beach

It’s 82 degrees and sunny in Seattle today, with a pretty splendid ten-day forecast ahead. We’ve had the windows open and the fans on high in the studio all week, and the paint is taking just a little longer than usual to dry. Summer! Three months ago, weather like this seemed like an impossible dream.

In celebration, check out these happy beach-themed clogs. So what if sunny and warm only lasts a short time here? Your feet can be at the beach all year round.



Click here for more pictures of these custom clogs. If you’d like us to create something similar for you, just email us at


Happy Tuesday!




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Hourglass in Action

Meet the lovely Araceli! She’s a nurse in Everett, WA, and she’s been wearing her Annie Get Your Gun clogs for three months now…both on AND off the job! ImageImageImage     As you can see, they’ve held up really well to a lot of hard wear. Thanks for the great picture, Araceli!       Become an Hourglass Insider…join our mailing list! 

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You’re invited to a shoe party!

That’s right!

Who: Hourglass Footwear and Hope Heart Institute 

What: An evening of wine, refreshments, and fabulous specials on hundreds of limited, one-of-a-kind, hand-painted shoes (sandals, flats, clogs, heels, and more)! 

Why: A portion of the proceeds from all shoes sold during the event will benefit The Hope Heart Institute. It’ll also be the last chance to order one of three special, customizable Hope Heart-inspired designs

Where: The Hourglass Studio and downstairs Showroom (1807 NW Dock Place in Ballard)

When: Thursday, May 29th from 5pm to 8pm.

R.S.V.P. here if you’re able to attend, or call our studio at 206-535-6193.

We’re also going to be offering some great deals on in-stock shoes. It’ll be worth the trip! :)


See you Thursday!



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May is National Women’s Health Month. In honor of the occasion, we’ve created three exclusive shoe designs for the Hope Heart Institute. These beauties can be painted on any heel height (flats, mid-heels, stilettos, platforms, clogs, or your own shoes), and are customizable–just let us know what name or initial you’d like on your pair!

Check them out!


“Under My Skin” platforms



“Heartbreaker” platforms



“Fade Into You” platforms


Just to underscore the fact that we can paint any of these designs on any heel height, here’s how the “Under Your Skin” design looks on flats:


So cute!


In related news: this past week, we’ve had the pleasure of attending two kick-off Hope Heart events. The first was a jewelry try-on happy hour at Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler in Bellevue…with shoes. And champagne. And appetizers. And a super cute little puppy.





Cheese pairs well with shoes and jewelry, as it happens.



Me modeling 1.2 million dollars worth of jewelry…and some gorgeous shoes.



Sorry, little doggie–I don’t remember your name! You sure were cute, though.


Our second event was High Tea at the the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. We were there to showcase our Hope Heart designs, but we also took part in the tea, which was lovely:


Why yes, those ARE swan-shaped cream puffs on the top plate.




Needless to say, it’s been a great week. We’re really looking forward to celebrating National Women’s Health Month with Hope Heart in May–we’re even planning a big party at Hourglass headquarters near the end of the month…stay tuned!


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