Friday, June 6, 2008

Bling shoes with tutorial!

approximatly 140 5mm flatback or hotfix crystals clear crystals
108 pink or color of choice 5mm flatback or hotfix crystals 6 for each flower (I put 6 folwers on each side of the shoe)
18 green or color of choice 4mm hotfix or flatback crystals for flower centers
converse or knock offs size of choice (these were faded glory from walmart for 6 bucks)
e6000 glue
hotfix applicator (opinoitial) or Iron

very simple just get a pair of converse or knock offs (these are $6 faded Glory from walmart) flatback or hotfix crystals I used 5mm available at walmart and hobby lobby they have the Swarovski and the Korean I used the korean glass much cheaper but the expensive swarovski really shine and are real lead crystal so I did not want to use the lead ones for my dd but would be great for a teen. You need e6000 glue available at walmart in the craft section the next time I make them I will use double stick tape to help hold the crystals while I glue them on it can get messy and apply the glue on the back of the crystal and the place I want the crystal to go. I started at the top and worked down and just winged it as I went down for the flower design. For the flowers on the side I heat set them with a hotfix jewel setter that I purchased at hobby lobby (just follow manufacture directions) for 10 bucks but will only work on fabric and not the rubber toes (they came off the next day! let them cure for 48 to 72 hours before wearing and enjoy. feel free to ask any questions I cant get a better pic because the shine casts too much of a glare with my camera phone and I cant seem to find my real camara hope you enjoy! Happy crafting!


Mary A said...

Hey Anna,

I have four granddaughters and I think they will love these. Just to remind you, I am Sgt Allbright's wife. I love your blog and think that I may try one of my own. Thanks so much for the arts & craft suggestion. I hope you and the family are doing well.

annak said...

I need to do more to it but with bird gone time is limited. I am glad you like it.


kam said...

Is hotfix crystals a brand?
This is MrsMaier on Craftster. I asked you a question and then got part of my answer here. Sorry to be a pest but this is something I would like to buy supplies for today when i go to Blick's or Joann's later.
Thank you!

silvablog said...

Those are darling, and the picture is just fine! I'll have to try that sometime! Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading your blog as well!

annak said...

Well thank you for such a nice comment! The shoes have been a huge hit with her!

Macy Mom said...

I am just now finding this post, but I was wondering how you put the deisgn in the middle? Thanks so much!

Miesa Murphy said...

Have you used the hotfix applicator on other items with success? I LOVE the shoes and can't wait to try this for my daughter! I also want to use the crystals on clothes....


Anna said...

Melissa, you still have to glue them on. I tried to just use the wand but it did not last on the rubber. also I discovered some shoe brands need you to clean the rubber with acetone for better adhesion. the hotfix crystals do stay well on clothing though. good luck
also I moved to diffrent blogs and

Kim said...

PLEASE HELP BEFORE I LOSE MY MIND!! I am trying to do my gd converse and am doing nothing but making a complete mess. How did you do this without getting glue everywhere? I thought about using the double sided tape to tape the crystals on with the flat side facing upward,glueing the crystals,then turning it over onto the shoe. Does this make any since? And i couldn't tell from your pic if you had all the crystals touching each other. Please give me some advise before I go crazy and throw these shoes out the window...TIA,

Roller shoes said...

thank you for share,good post

Roller shoes said...

thank you for share,good post

Kellie said...

Thanks for your help and sharing your wisdom! Lol
I actually found your link googling "how to make
Bling toddler shoes" because I also found these
On online boutique websites for up to $100!!!! I can't wait
To attempt this! :)