Sunday, 15 April 2012

Crystal Heels.

Crystal and rhinestone embellished heels have become very popular over the past few months. With designers such as Christian Louboutin and Giuseppe Zanotti creating fabulous shoes.
                                                             Christian Louboutin

Guiseppe Zanotti
I’m such a Gok fan even if I do say so myself. A few months ago he customised a clutch bag and a pair of suede shoes,  they looked brilliant he made it look so simple that  I decided to give it a go myself.
I checked out a few YouTube channels just to get an idea of the types of tools and or materials that would be needed.
 *Shoes * E6000 Glue * Small pick this is used to place the stones in position *I also used a syringe this helped when gluing * Rhinestone beads or studs of your choice
 I didn’t sketch a design as all the stones used were the same colour. I carefully glued  small sections at a time waited a few seconds for the glue to become tacky and carefully placed the stones in position.
 I continued until the shoe was complete. I left the glue to dry and the stones to set for 48 hours.

There are many companies who customise shoes and trainers for a fraction of what it would cost you if you were to purchase a designer pair and the shoes are just as beautiful.