Preciosa Crystals High Heel Shoes Rhinestone Embellishment Project
August 19, 20233 min read
Welcome to the world of glamour! This How-to guide will teach trendy crafters and fashion enthusiasts how to create a stunning rhinestone embellishment using Preciosa Crystals in Gold Quartz AB and E6000 Plus resin glue to elevate their shoe game. Get ready to add a touch of elegance and sparkle to your footwear with this easy DIY tutorial.
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:
First make sure the area of the shoe that you will be embellishing in clean and dry. If the surface is shiny you might want to gently sand the area first so there is a key for the glue to grip to. You do not need to buff the surface if there is already a texture.
Set up the glue applicator with resin glue
Fill the 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 remove the needle tip section and place the open end of the syringe inside the nozzle of the E6000 Plus glue tube, then 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.
Guard against air bubbles in the resin glue
Once the glue is in the syringe you are likely to have a small air bubble in with the glue, hold the syringe up so that the bubble floats to the top and gently push on the stopper, this will push the air bubble out so that there is only glue left inside. You can then twist on the needle tip, completing the syringe.
Apply the glue to one of the shoes
Use the loaded syringe to squeeze out a thin layer of glue onto the shoe and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes to get tacky and settled into the fibres if there are any. Be careful to not apply too much, otherwise you will risk the glue running in unwanted directions across the gently curving surface that can be found on most shoes. Also due to the honey-like consistency of E6000+, if there is too much glue on the surface it can squish up between the rhinestones and prevent a tightly packed embellishment because the glue gets in the way.
Begin placing the Preciosa rhinestones in the embellishment style of your choice
Use the Picker Tool to gently place the Gold Quartz AB Preciosa rhinestones onto the glue. On this shoe design we chose concentric lines starting from the top edge of the toe area and working our way towards the tip of the toe, one line at a time, until we ran out of space.
Allow the resin glue to fully dry
Tidy up any messy glue edges and let it dry overnight. While one shoes dries you can rhinestone embellish the other shoe.
Congratulations you have completed the project !
Congratulations! You have successfully created a stunning Preciosa Crystals Gold Quartz AB rhinestone embellishment on your shoes. By following this easy tutorial, you've transformed your footwear into a glamorous masterpiece that's sure to turn heads. Stay fashionable, and keep shining!