Post # 1
So I started working on these shoes…but I accidentally bought faceted rhinestones that AREN’T flatback…well I started anyway because I didn’t want to wait 1-2 weeks for more crystals to come in the mail. I loved the finish product, the crystals are closed together, no gaps. (See picture of crystals and the finished product)
Question is…while most crystals seems to be very secure, there are a couple that seems loose…should I scrap it all out and start over with the new flatback crystals? If so..how do I get the E6000 glue off?
AND…the new flatback crystals that I bought FINALLY came in the mail after 2 weeks…BUT i bought sizes that are too big. I need one more smaller size to fill in the gaps..and now I have to wait another 2 weeks to get them in the mail. SUCH frustrations!! I just want to get started and dive into it! Any advice/opinions?
Here’s a picture of the new crystals that are bigger with more gaps 🙁
Post # 3
I think they look beautiful with different size stones. I strassed my sandals with different sizes in 3 shades of purple. I didn’t realize the light gold color showed so much in between the stones. I wished I would have either painted the shoes purple a dark color or had a small enough size for in between.
I actually like your shoes with some space, it’s not that noticable but if you’re unsure then finish the shoes and decide after it’s all done. I see you’re getting married next year so you have time on your side.
Post # 4
I’m certainley no expert but I can offer my advice/opinions.
I prefer the look of multiple size stones, but the ones you have seem too big to me. I used 5ss up to 20ss on my shoes. Here’s a close up of one of my shoes during my strassing process showing the multiple sizes:
I only used flatback Swarovski crystals with GemTack glue, so I’m not sure about those rounded crystals and how well they’ll stay on. I haven’t had any come loose with the GemTack/flatback combo. My thread with more detail about how I did my shoes is here.
Post # 5
@Aure: yea I think I’m using too many of the big ones too. I’m using ss20,16, and 10. think I’ll order some 8 and 6 for variety and to fill in the gaps. ugh now I have to be patient and wait lol. thanks for the input!
Post # 6
@CrispyRN: Those aren’t really THAT big. The size stones that I used were 20ss, 12ss, 9ss, and 7ss.