Advice for a Strass Newbie

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

 ab stones tend to pick up the color shoe you put it on. If you look at my shoes that I did, I put them on a pewter base and used crystal ab stones. They pick up a lot of the dark from the base. it’s hard to tell from photos! Maybe a rose ab would look right for your shoes? 

Post # 6
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689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@librarianjen:  My shoe is also a 6.5 US and there are 8,700 stones on the shoes. Exact number because I just looked at how many I had to order (and then re-order). I used 5, 7, 9, 12, 16, & 20 size stones. After I finished the shoes, I didn’t want to look at them for a couple of months lol. 

Post # 9
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1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@librarianjen:  It looks like they’re generally painted to be on the safe side.  Are your shoes patent leather?  It’s a slippery surface that is difficult to get paint or stones to adhere to nicely.  (unless you could ‘scuff’ the surface with fine grit sandpaper?)

Post # 11
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608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@librarianjen:  I am glad I am not the only one totally confused on what color to use! I am stuck between crystal clear or crystal AB and I also am leaning towards preciosa! I am not as close to my wedding as you’re to yours…so I probably wont be ordering for you aka cant speak to their sparkle but I found this ebay seller for preciosa  http://www.ebay.com/itm/1440Pcs-Wholesale-Swarovski-Style-Preciosa-Czech-Flatback-Crystal-Clear-/181038658327?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item2a26beb317 Post updates when you start I would love to see how they come along 🙂

 

 

 

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