(Closed) DIY Crystal Shoes! What do I use???

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Which Swarovski Crystals Will Look Best On Wedding Shoes???
    AB finish : (23 votes)
    61 %
    Crystal Clear : (15 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I ordered all of my Swarovski crystals from dreamtimecreations.com.  I ordered a bunch of different sizes from 3mm all the way up to 20 mm.  It depends on what kind of finish you are looking for.  The clear cyrstal will give you a more glasslike finish whereas the AB will have other colors in it, since the AB finish is an Aurora Bourealis finish (kinda rainbowlike). 

    Post # 5
    Member
    781 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I used AB and this is what it looks like.

    for these, i used regular clear.

    Post # 7
    Member
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I ordered mine in AB and they are beautiful! I don’t have pics yet as I had to order more once I saw how small they actually were lol I didnt have enought to do one side let alone a whole shoe!

    Post # 9
    Member
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I haven’t done any AB but I love love love the way it’s turned out for some Bees. I use Dreamtime Creations for my crystal orders and they’ve been great! They also sell Preciosa, which are a cheaper, but still high quality, alternative to Swarovski.

    Post # 10
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    4 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I actually did my shoes in a mixture of Crystal and Crystal AB. They came out awesome. I was in the same situation to… and ended up buying crystals in both, mixing them up, and placing them on randomly. I was really happy with how it turned out!! It gives it some good dimension. Here are some pictures of mine.. I’m in the middle of finishing up the 2nd shoe =)

     

     

    Post # 11
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    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @BellaVita88:  Oh wow I love the mix of AB and clear! I have been debating which type to buy but after seeing these I am going to mix them 🙂

    Post # 12
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    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    @BellaVita88:  WOW I think I am going to mix too. How many crystals did you order to cover your shoes? Where are your crystals from?

    Post # 13
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    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Willow1991:  I have been researching crystals as I cant afford genuine swarovski, I found a seller through a bee that sells them really cheap on ebay the seller is plm37-sweetpeas. One bee has pics of her strassed shoes with these crystals and they look very good quality. However im in the UK so i have found another seller – the crystals are resin opposed to cheap plastic ones so I think I am going to gamble and go for these, they are quite faceted and as they are resin they have a more glass-like polished look to them. Good luck with your DIY, post pics when you have done them 🙂

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