How I made sparkly dream shoes

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.

Comments on How I made sparkly dream shoes

  1. 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. 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!!!

  3. 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!

    • NO way! Wanna send me an pro shot of the final result? I’ll updated the post with it. What a crazy coinci-dink!

  4. 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!!

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