Saturday, 23 March 2013

Sparkle up your Converse

I got a cheap pair of converse style shoes and jazzed them up with some crystals to create the look below! Keep reading to find out how I did this ...

What will you need?

You will need a cheap pair of converse style shoes, or if you're brave enough a real pair!! You will also need some crystals/gems. I got a pack of self adhesive crystals from Hobby Craft. You also need some strong glue, again I purchased the one I used from Hobby Craft and it is just an all purpose Glue. You may also want to get a towel or cloth to place on the surface you work on in order to ensure you don't get glue everywhere and also a pair of tweezers to pick the gems up with.

How to create the look ...

I placed each crystal on individually and found it made it a lot easier when I picked up the gem with a pair of tweezers to place onto the shoe. First I applied a small amount of glue onto a section of the rubber area on the front of the shoe and placed the gems on top. I used a semi circle pattern starting with the bigger gems around the outside and adding the smaller sized gems in the middle of the rubber front. It may be an idea to place the gems onto the section before you add glue to check they fit nicely. I also added crystals down the back of the shoe, which can been seen in the photos at the top of this post. 
This look adds a bit of sparkle to a trainer style shoe and makes them look more girly! I am really happy with the outcome of this look and its a cheap alternative to purchasing the already crystallised converse shoes!!

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