(Closed) Update: Beautiful DIY shoe

posted 10 years ago in Shoes
Post # 257
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I definitely want to do some version of these shoes for my wedding!!!

Post # 258
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I plan to do a similar project with my shoes.  I’m getting dyeables and dying them royal blue and then gluing cobalt blue rhinestones to it.  The picture is the shoes I wanted but they were too high (my Fiance isn’t much taller than me) and while I didn’t want to part with them I had to send them back so I’m making my own.

Post # 259
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am going to do this, I am so excited! Thank you for the awesome ideas and confidence boost (that it will work)

Yay!

Post # 260
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just found an awesome video on youtube depicting a pair of strassed CL’s for wedding shoes 🙂

Post # 261
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@TheRen: OMG those are so AWESOME!!!!

Post # 262
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think I might try this!! EEK haha

Post # 263
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@FairytaleEnding: I LOVEEE those! What size rhinestones did you use?

Post # 264
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@PrincessMandieMae:

I saw the review for those shoes, they said they were poorly made and the stones fell off within 5 minutes. 

 

Post # 265
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I posted this in a similar thread, but this one seems to be getting more attention…

Hey ladies,

Just discovered strassing and I’m OBSESSED! I had searched high and low for the ‘perfect’ non-bridey wedding shoe but couldn’t find anything, so I was planning on wearing these that I bought right after getting engaged:

wedding SCANDALL GOLD GLITTER?$ENLARGE$

I love them dearly…problem is, I wore them to my engagement party, and plan on wearing them to my bachelorette party in Vegas so they will be pretty “used” come my wedding day.

So now I’m considering strassing these:

wedding 1493606 P 2x

I will be wearing a champagne gold sash, so I’d do them in a similar colored stone. Should I go for it? Anyone know how many crystals I’d need or have any other advice???

Post # 266
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love the crystal shoes! How much do you figure they would cost to do?

Post # 268
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

how much does it end up costing to dazzle your whole shoes? (just out of curiosity if i can afford to make my shoes like this)

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@min_wilson: It depends on your size shoe and how close you want them to be. I would say at minimum you would need 3500 crystals no matter what size shoe you have.

I did this project and although mine are close, they’re not on top of each other and I used 3500 crystals and have a size 10 shoe.

ETA: It cost me around $160 including crystals.

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Bee Keeper

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@min_wilson: I wear a size 9 and putting 6 sizes of Swarovski crystals closely clustered all over a pair of pumps with 3″ heels. I’m estimating it will cost me about $300 (not including shoes) to achieve the effect I want. It would be cheaper if I chose to only use larger stones, spaced them out more, had a smaller shoe size, chose to use slingback sandals instead of pumps, use a different brand of crystal, etc. It really depends on quite a bit.

Post # 271
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you want to keep costs down there are some high quality crystals that give the same effect as the Swarovski much cheaper.

I have a pair of Benjamin Adams Swarovski Charlise shoes I bought and am trying to copy with cheaper crystals on a flat shoe. You can see that the Swarovski are slightly clearer but when they are all glued on you’d really need to inspect the shoe closely to see any real difference.

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