DIY STRASSED SHOES— GLUE?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I used E5000 when I strassed my shoes. My wedding isn’t until December so I don’t know how well they will hold up. Good luck with your project!

Post # 4
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1640 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

I’ve heard nothing but good stuff about E-6000, (except the smell, haha)  That’s what I used and my crystals are really solid.  I had to take a few off to rearrange them and I had to pry them off with the edge of a pair of tweezers and my fingernail. 

Post # 7
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5445 posts
Bee Keeper

@madelise:  I’ve never done shoes, but I’ve done lots of costumes, and I’ll tell you that with repeat wear we would occasionally lose a few stones, but that’s quite different than shoes that don’t get a lot of friction. You may lose a few here and there after you wear them multiple times, but if you keep a few spare stones you can fix them pretty easily. 

Post # 8
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Wannabee

I used E6000 with my strassed flats and they lasted my Las Vegas trip 🙂 Even through dancing & being stepped on a bunch, the crystals were still intact. I cleaned/washed them after spilling a little bit of a drink on them. The crystals definitely don’t seem to budge.

Here’s my DIY post: http://www.budziakbeauty.com/project-diy-crystal-strassed-flats/

Hope this helps, post a picture of your finished shoes! 🙂 Can’t wait to see them. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Just a tip, E6000 will cloud some cheaper plastic type crystals.  It works well on glass crystals.  They can definitely come off of smooth surfaces that are not very porous or areas that get a lot of stress like bending, twisting, stretching. Also E6000 is not very forgiving if you get it on something by mistake.  Be careful.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Just a tip, E6000 will cloud some cheaper plastic type crystals.  It works well on glass crystals.  They can definitely come off of smooth surfaces that are not very porous or areas that get a lot of stress like bending, twisting, stretching. Also E6000 is not very forgiving if you get it on something by mistake.  Be careful.

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