- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I have always dreamed of having a Cinderella fairytale wedding, complete with the perfect shoes. I started looking online and had found some via Etsy but thought that there was no way they would cost $200 to $300 if I made them myself! Needless to say I was wrong. In the end the shoes ended up costing about $450 because I had to keep ordering more crystals.
I way underestimated how much they would cost, how many crystals I would need, and how long they would take!
In the end it took me 36 hours and roughly 4,800 crystals.
I used all Swarovski Crystals from Crystal Rhinestone Boutique.
I used all Crystal Moonlight and Aquamarine crystals in ss7, ss9, ss12, and ss20 along with squares and baguettes.
This was the shoe that was my inspiration.
Thankfully I took pictures throughout the process…
These are the shoes I purchased online for $30 to crystal.
I started with an outline of the shoe in ss12 crystals. The bottom 7 rows of crystals on the heels are ss9.
The next 15 rows are ss12.
The rest of the heel was filled in with rows of ss20 crystals.
Next I took squares and baguettes I had and put them on spread out on the shoe. I tried to get them so both shoes match up some what but are not perfect.
Then I put a row of ss20 Crystal Moonlight along the bottom layer, along with ss12 Crystal Moonlight around the squares and baguettes. Then I started to fill in the shoe with ss20 Aquamarine.
The next step was to fill in the gaps and empty spots with smaller Aquamarine crystals so I used ss9 and ss7 to do that.
And here is the finished product!
Sorry for the abundance of photos! I was texting pictures to my Bridal party the entire step of the way. (I am in California and they are in Wisconsin and Japan.)