Hey guys! I am so excited to share my first DIY project with you! I am still a waiting bee, but obviously an impatient bee!!
I found these brand spanking new louboutins on serious clearance ($300) and bought $200 worth of crystals to make the shoes I have dreamed about getting married in.
Needless to say, I spent about 8 hours rhinestoning shoes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and I am pretty pleased to get half of one shoe completed.
I didn't tell my SO that I was making these for our wedding, but he had a hunch and asked, what are you rhinestoning shoes for?? Obviously I responded with, for our wedding, duh. He then responded with, remind me to buy a tux on the way to the ceremony. He's such a jokester!! ;)
Here are pictures of what I have accomplished, and obviously you can't catch the sparkle that they have in person, but I just want to show off all my hard work!!
I do not know why they are out of order/sideways/super huge, but ohwell, this is the first time I've ever used this upload thingy!
love love love LOVE them! and what a steal on those shoes! you go girl!
Everyone on weddingbee is so much better at anything DIY than me.
Oooh... are you going to leave the heel as is? I think the color contrast is amazing! Great job so far!
So cool and I really admire your patience....there is NO WAY I would be able to do that! I hope the rest of the blinging goes as smoothly!
Wow! I wish I had that kind of patience. The crystal Loubies were my dream shoes for my wedding too. BTW, where were they on sale?!?!? That is an AMAZING price!!
Thanks everyone! I am normally very impatient, but I guess if it's something you want, ya gotta go for it!
@inspiredcreations: The wholeeeee shoe is going to be covered in rhinestones! It looks great already, but I am pretty sure it will look fantastic all covered up!
@MizzStark1026: I hear ya! I'm strassing my shoes too, and I'm covering every last inch!
@yellowshoe: We have an off saks 5th by my house, and they had some defects with the leather (it looked scuffed), which is covered up anyway. They were the perfect shoes to do this to!
Stunning! And what a good way to cover scuffmarks.
They look so amazing! You did a great job! :)
They are wonderful!
Wow, great steal and very pretty!
gorgeous. And I love the fact that they are real louboutins too.
Can I just tell you girls that i'm STILL working on these shoes. Holy project. I have one shoe complete, and just have half of a side, the heal, and the border to complete. It's the most painful project I ever signed up to do!
An update! Blurry, but an update nontheless!
OMG! I LOOOOVE those! You can never have too much bling! You did an exceptional job, girl!
Finally. finally done. Hallelujah. How do I post a video?!
looks great! You have me a little worried, I'm doing mine in 1 week when I finish school and I'm doing my flower girl's also.
@MrsK1990: The outcome is amazing and I love them! That being said, I'm exhausted, my back hurts (lol) and I've worked on them for seven months! Obviously it wasn't continuous but I can't imagine doing this ever again. BUT, I got what I wanted for a fraction of the price and they are my dream shoes! All worth it!
Those are the most beautiful shoes I've ever seen!
Gorgeous! How on earth did you find such a steal??
@bellaluna290: A lot of searching at the outlet by my house! Also, I always check purseforum steals and deals section too! I got my mom brand new Loubs in box for 300 from a department store online thanks to that forum!
I must have been BLINDED by the bling when I asked my dumb question.
These. Are. Gorgeous!!! You're making me regret my Badgley Mischkas. lol
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G.!!!! Well done!!! *drools*
Thats the best diy crystal shoes i have seen. Well done. I wanted a pair like these, and secretly wished for them, and then my favorite aunt, who collects shoes figurines, gifted them to me. It was very generous of her, and they mean so much to me. I was originally thinking of doing them myself though. Glad to see you completed them and they really do look awesome. U got the placement of the stones exactly right everywhere. Very impressed!
Wow! When I first read the title of the post I cringed: modifying Louboutins? Why?! But wow you did a great job, does not look DIY at all.
Thanks for the lovely comments bees!
@fzesguer: Believe it or not, but there are threads upon threads on purseforum on girls who modify their Loubs! It's amazing to see some of these shoe transformations!
@MizzStark1026: Wow! These look amazing!! Are you planning on selling them after your wedding? Could you also send me those links to where you get discounts? I would die for a pair of Louboutins but can't afford anywhere near full retail :\
@IzzyBear: I thought before I made these shoes that I would sell them, but after working on them for so long, I think I am going to put them into a display case, and only take them out on very special occasions. I am going to sell my wedding dress hopefully, so I want to keep something special from my wedding day! I always thought shadow boxes with the bridal bouquet is so sad looking.
Keep an eye out at your high end outlet stores, as well as ebay for some steals. Also visit http://forum.purseblog.com/louboutin-shopping/louboutin-deals-and-steals-no-chatting-please-619807-457.html
Some of these girls have an amazing eye for sales!
@MizzStark1026: That's understandable. Well, they look great!
I never understood the shadow box bouquet thing...the flowers look old and pathetic once they die, even if they are preserved. I'll be keeping my dress and I already warned my FI not to be surprised if I walk around the house/cook dinner in it haha
@MizzStark1026: What glue did you use to do them?? they look AMAZING!! The outcome...WOW!! its like a whole nother set of SHOES! B.R.A.V.O.
@desiree.0615: I used gemtec glue. I think that other glue that everyone else uses is stronger, but I didn't want to deal with the smell and fumes of stronger glue. This glue seems pretty solid though. When I wanted to take off some rhinestones to fix a spot, I would really have to pull at them hard.
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