(Closed) DIY Strassing Shoes tips pretty please!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

HI there, i have never tried this but after reading your post i was drawn in by all the sparkles. Im not sure if they would go with my dress but im dying to give it a try!

I found this ebay seller who has some info about all the different sizes of stones http://stores.ebay.com/beadabetter/pages/about-size 

Ebay has millions of different gems on it, you could have a look on their to see if you could find something within your price bracket or see if you can find a wholeseller as they are bound to sell bulk bags of gems that will work out cheaper than buying lots of little bags.

Best of luck, i cant wait to see how they turn out!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am getting ready to start strassing a pair of shoes (with the help of a very dear friend) and we are buying 10 gross each of 2mm and 3mm swarvoski crystals (flat back) I am told that that won’t be enough, but it’s gonna be what I start with and will order more if we need it

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I strassed mine, and a pair with ‘just the heel’ for practice.  I didn’t use swarovski, just regular aqua rhinestones on silver shoes.  I used E6000 glue & spread it out about .5″-1″ aquare at a time.  As for stones, I used two sizes, 3mm & 4mm.  I also bought some 2mm ones to fill in if I had spaces but they arrived many weeks after I had ‘finished’ – but it turned out I didn’t need them.  There are a couple of small spots that I know are there, but nothing that anyone would notice.

There is an eBay seller who has quality stones & ships from the US… I also ordered some from an Amazon seller (Craft Outlet or something) – I used them but would NOT recommend anyone else use them due to poor quality control.  The stones that arrived from the China seller also are very good.

Here are before/after pics.  The before is a stock image, but very accurate.  (I also added the crystal ‘buttons’ I had bought from an etsy seller)

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Thanks, I love them!  It’s really not hard… just a bit time consuming.  I’m not crafty at all, but really enjoyed this project!  Give it a shot & if you’re nervous about it, use a pair of old shoes or slippers to practice on.  πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I bought my beads from beadabetter (same as the previous poster listed off ebay :)) but used the hotfix and used mostly siz 10 with a few 16 and 20 to fill in some room and I love them ! it is so much easier if you have a tool to pick up the beads, and do small areas because the glue dries really fast (i used e 6000 from michaels!) I bought the crystal AB colour πŸ™‚

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Miss Feather:  wow those are REALLY sparkly *dazzled* I can’t wait to do mine!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Miss Feather:  That looks awesome! I may consider doing this.  How long is it taking you to do this??

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

No Problem! im done now it took about 20 hours, I just did it while watching tv, it would have taken less time if I had got the tool from the beginning but I used tweezers which really slowed it down πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I prefer AB too. The regular clear are kind of, not sparkly if that makes sense, compared to the AB.I really enjoy doing them! Smile I recommend the pickup tool and E6000 glue.

 

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