(Closed) Strassing Shoes Help Please!

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Good luck with it. They will look great

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@hiroshymatetrastar:  What do they look like in person?  I am doing purple strassing on mine as well, I just have to find a shoe.  Anyways I started some practice shoes and so far they have come out good.  I haven’t finished them yet though so I couldn’t answer how many I actually used. I initially ordered 1 Gross (144) of the 9, 12 and 16 and went through them right away.  I only got the front of the shoe covered with those and that was it.  This next time I plan on using 12, 16 and 20s and buying a smaller one, maybe 5 or 7 to fill in gaps. I went back and ordered another 3 of each, but decided to not spend anymore money on them until I actually finished my real wedding shoes.  The ones I practiced on were a black shoe with Crystal ABs.  I wanted to wear them to the bachelorette party and/or the rehearsal dinner. They look amazing even though they aren’t finished. Now I am looking for a glittery based shoe in silver or ivory, or purple and using those as a base for purple shoes.  That is why I asked what these looked like.  I thought I was settled on Purple Velvet, but I haven’t decided yet.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You are going to need like 5000+ crystals, seriously! 200-$300 worth of crystals.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ddavila2001:  ditto.

I’m working on mine, with 1.5mm, 2mm, and 3mm size crystals and a similar surface area to cover, and so far I’ve gone through 4000 crystals (I’m using acrylic to cut costs), and am not even halfway done.  Most people use a mix of small/large crystals, but I preferred the look of the smaller ones.  It’s a lot of crystals.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@hiroshymatetrastar:  Yes I meant the Crystals, sorry!  Awesome I may use those instead. I liked the purple velvet but there is only one size in the AB so I may just go with these instead! I feel like the regular purple velvet won’t be what I’m wanting…the sparkle!! I am looking for a true purple, I didn’t like the amythest either…from the picture these look like what I would want!  Thanks for the post and good luck! Don’t forget to post pictures!!  Congrats on your wedding!!

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