How I made sparkly dream shoes #Fashion DIY#diy shoes#red shoes#shoes#sparkly shoes August 11 | Guest post by Caroline I bought my wedding shoes very early on and, in my line of work, I get to meet a lot of brides, and I soon became victim to major shoe envy. So I thought, what are my dream shoes? Where can I get my dream shoes? And how can I get dream shoes without spending all my money!? To be honest the shoes I had already bought where lovely… but just missed something. It turned out they were just missing some sparkle! So, I popped on eBay and bought a few bags of Swarovski crystals in the same awesome colour as my shoes and got sticking. You'll need crystals, tweezers, and glue. I recommend getting a few different sizes of crystals so you don't need to be quite as strict with your sticking pattern. I used 2mm, 4mm and 6mm. I also got myself a cheap red felt tip pen and rubbed it over those white dusty looking super glue marks as I worked and it worked a treat. Photo by Lauren McGlynn It took a few weekends and quite a few more bags of crystals, but i did it! I made my dream shoes and saved myself a ton of money too! I heart them. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Caroline Caroline is engaged to her first love, Brian. They've been together for over five years, and have recently moved back to her home land of Northern Ireland from Scotland. She spends a lot of her spare time doing arts and crafts, making clothes, and going to rock gigs in Belfast. She's also a stylist in Belfast where she's working very hard to save for the wedding! http://offbeatbride.ning.com/profile/Caroline360 PREVIOUS A Renaissance wedding with cupcake slaying and DIY details NEXT Lisa & Bill's elegant neon 1980s rock wedding Show/Hide comments [ 17 ] Those shoes were great to start with, but the sparkle is fabulous! 7 agree Reply They look great – I love the idea of just doing the heel. I rhinestone things on a regular basis, and wholeheartedly endorse Aleene's Jewel-It glue (http://www.save-on-crafts.com/jewelit.html) – it's wet glue, so you can work with it a little bit unlike super glue that dries up quickly. Reply Love the shoes! I did something similar to dress up a pair of $18 heels, but instead of sparkly crystals I went with spikes: http://modmischief.blogspot.com/2011/03/killer-shoe-mod.html Reply YES! THIS! I have a huge,major, bordering on terrifying obsession with Wizard of Oz….and I most assuredly plan on wearing Ruby slippers down the aisle. Thanks for this! 2 agree Reply The shoes! The sparkle! The tattoo! WIN! 2 agree Reply I think they're awesome. I love that you only did the heel. The perfect touch. Congrats! 2 agree Reply I love the shoes! I would never be brave enough to wear them! 1 agrees Reply Omg LOVE LOVE LOVE those shoes!Might have to create some for my Zombie Walk experience to try it out before the big day in July Woohoo for sparkles!!! Reply It was so awesome to see this rad tutorial and then show up at Caroline's wedding yesterday and see these shoes! Such and awesome wedding too. Congratulations Caroline! 1 agrees Reply NO way! Wanna send me an pro shot of the final result? I'll updated the post with it. What a crazy coinci-dink! 1 agrees Reply I did this to my wedding sandals! My wedding will be on the beach, and I bought silver flat sandals that were cute, but just not dressy enough, and the silver wasn't quite right for my dress. So I glued clear AB faceted round beads to them and they look AMAZING… major plus: they're coming with me on the honeymoon!! Reply I really want to try this! But to my entire shoe! Think I'll have time if i'm getting hitched in November? Or am I crazy? Reply I'm doing it got all my supplies in today! hopefully mine will look as cool! ^_^ Reply Where did you get those shoes in the first place? They are stunning – but the sparkle add soo much! Reply I might try this – my desire for comfy shoes leaves me with some pretty drab options! What kind of glue did you use? Reply Very pretty I did this for my converse for the wedding (and a few other pairs because why the hell not?). I made a journal post about it and on the top, there is a link to the site that helps me (basically the exact directions here) but, if you look at other posts, they did a side by side comparison of different glues. I've found it super useful. http://tribe.offbeatbride.com/journals/2012/07/swarovski-crystal-chucks Reply What brand shoes are these?!?! I LOVE THEM!!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.