(Closed) DIY Crystal Shoes

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Welcome to Weddingbee!

What happened with your first post was that you posted it in the DIY section, instead of on the boards. If you check out the dark green toolbar at the top of the page, you’ll see where it says “BLOG  BIOS  BOARDS  CLASSIFIEDS  DIY  GALLERY” etc. Each section is separate. So the DIY section is devoted just to DIY stuff! It’s kind of confusing, because we’ve also got this DIY subboard on the boards – people definitely use both though – and you can use either/both as you want!

It’s a little easier to respond on the boards, I think, so this might be an easier place to ask for feedback, and the DIY section might be easier to post tutorials, photos, etc. because it’s formatted for photo posting. But really either is okay.

Your shoes are really cute! I love the style – and I think pearls and crystal look graet together. 🙂

You mentioned you’re not very crafty, so I wanted to make sure you saw the search bar in the corner of the righthand sidebar – there are a bunch of shoe tutorials that might help! I’m not crafty either, so I used some of the tutorials I found on WB while I was wedding planning too. http://www.weddingbee.com/search/?search=diy+crystal+shoes&sa.x=0&sa.y=0 should link to a search for crystal shoes (but our search bar has been acting up a little bit lately, so if it doesn’t work, just try searching using the search box, haha)

 

Welcome again! You’re going to love our community.

Post # 5
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Are they really expensive, or could you buy some different sizes and kind of do a mockup (without glue; maybe not on the actual shoe) to see how the mix would look?

Post # 7
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The pair I did I used 3mm, 4mm and 5mm crystals.  It took about 2500 crystals total.  I glued them very randomly.  The next pair I intend on doing I am only using 4mm and 5mm crystals.  

 

Post # 8
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679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

These are the shoes I did.  I used swarovski flatback rhinestones in sizes from 20mm all the way down to 3mm.  I ordered so many times, that I kind of lost count, but I probably used close to 2500 stones.  BUT, I would not trade them for anything, I LOVE my shoes!  I just spread a little E6000 glue at a time and radomly placed the various sized stones on using point end tweezers.  I didn’t follow any particular pattern at all, just went with it.  Give yourself time, it is time consuming!

Post # 9
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Vegas Pug: I LOVE your shoes!!! Was the base color of them the same color as the crystals or a different color???

Post # 11
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679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@jennyDtobe: Thank you!  They started as gold and then I used the amethyst flatbacks.

@talamasca:  Thank you!  My girls wore eggplant and I really wanted to have a colored shoe, so I went with the purple.  My bouquet was made with brooches all given to me by family and friends.

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