Help! DIY Rhinestone Shoes Question

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I don’t have anything useful to say but hooly shoe god do I want those. Those are gorgeous!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Looking at the pictures I’d estimate there are about 500 of the larger stones, and 200 of the smaller ones– I can only guess on size, but I’d say they are proably close to 4-5mm for the larger size and 2-3mm for the smaller ones.  You can pick these up pretty cheap at the craft store, so I’d just go in and look at them in person. 

Post # 8
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Wannabee

I will agree it is much cheaper to put the rhinestones on yourself. Shoes with Swarovski crystals on them usually run in the $300 range. The question is do you want to have Swarovski crystals or acrylic rhinestones? I don’t use acrylic unless it’s something trivial. Guessing the size, I would say the larger stones are SS20 (4.7mm), the smaller ones on the heel and platform SS16 (3.9mm) and the little ones between the larger SS8 (2.35mm). I would start with 300 for the larger, 500 smaller and 100 tiny. If you have some left over you can stick them on your dress or veil. If you go with Swarovski, don’t buy them in the store. I think they are like 12 for $9 dollers or something. I buy mine from Ebay and unfortunately they come from China but they are wholesale and the shipping is free!… but shop around. If you decide on acrylic, be careful not to use an acetone based glue. It melts them and they’ll turn cloudy. Hope this helps…    

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