(Closed) To shoe strass experts…

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

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 # 6
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@CrispyRN: Those aren’t really THAT big. The size stones that I used were 20ss, 12ss, 9ss, and 7ss.

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