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Preciosa Crystals Nike AIR MAX Rhinestone Embellishment Project

September 05, 2023 3 min read

Nike Air max footwear rhinestone embellishment with Preciosa Crystals from Bluestreak Crystals.

Unleash your inner fashionista and take your street style game to the next level with the stunning Preciosa Crystals Nike AIR MAX Rhinestone embellishment. This how-to guide will walk you through the easy steps to transform your favourite footwear into a fashion statement, ensuring that you stand out from the crowd. Get ready to make heads turn with your unbeatable style!


Component List:

The full list of Preciosa crystals, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:


Component Image Component Name / Link To Purchase Component Quantity
Nike trainers of your choice
Nike trainers of your choice
x 1 pair
Preciosa Rhinestones Light Rose AB SS5
Preciosa Rhinestones Light Rose AB SS5
x 200
Preciosa Rhinestones Light Rose AB SS7
Preciosa Rhinestones Light Rose AB SS7 x 100
Preciosa Rhinestones Light Rose AB SS10
Preciosa Rhinestones Light Rose AB SS10 x 200
E6000 Plus Glue Kit
E6000 Plus Glue Kit x 1
wax picker pen for flat back crystals Wax Crystal Picker Tool x 1
Magic Sorting Tray Magic Sorting Tray x 1




Step 1

Clean and prepare the shoes

Find a well-lit, clean, and comfortable space to spread out your materials. This will ensure that you have ample room to work and avoid any mishaps during the process. Ensure the area you plan to embellish is completely clean and ready for gluing. For this design we took a pair of white trainers and used permanent ink to colour the NIKE logo so that there would be a complimentary colour under the crystals. This helps to hide any gaps that might exist between the rhinestones and strengthens the edges, ensuring the design will be bold and graphic as well as sparkly.

Step 2

Prepare the glue

Fill the Crystal FX Glue Syringe with enough E6000 Plus Resin Glue for your project, be careful to not take more glue than you need. The easiest way to do this is to place the end of the syringe inside the nozzle of the E6000 Plus glue tube and pull the plunger on the syringe while gently squeezing the tube of glue. This will transfer the glue from the tube to the syringe with minimal mess and exposure to the air.

Step 3

Guard against air bubbles in the glue syringe

Once the glue is transferred you are likely to have a small air bubble in the syringe, hold the syringe vertically so that the bubble floats to the opening at top and gently push on the stopper, pushing the air out until there is only glue left inside. You can then attach the needle tip, completing the syringe.

Step 4

Apply the glue

Use the loaded syringe to squeeze out a thin layer of glue onto the shoe, filling in the logo shape and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes to get tacky. Be careful to not apply too much, otherwise you will risk the glue running in unwanted directions and squishing up between the crystals preventing a tightly packed embellishment.

Step 6

Place your rhinestones

Use the Wax Picker Tool to gently place the Preciosa Crystals onto the glue. Start with the outline of the shape using the largest crystals and then fill in the centre with the Scatter Embellishment Style. Scatter follows no set rules therefore you can place whichever crystal fits into the available space. Try to keep the crystals close together with as few gaps as possible for best effect.


Tidy up

Tidy up the edges with Isopropyl alcohol if needed and let it dry overnight, while the glue is drying on one shoe you can progress with the second.


Congratulations you have completed the project !


Now that you've successfully transformed your Nike AIR MAX sneakers into works of art with Preciosa Crystals Nike AIR MAX rhinestone embellishment, it's time to showcase your impeccable street style. Pair them with your favourite outfits and get ready to turn heads wherever you go! Remember, your personal style is a reflection of your individuality, so let your creativity shine and confidently embrace your fashionable, best self. Get ready to conquer the streets with your dazzling footwear!