Jimmy Choo quality is amazing. The hardware is always heavy, and the details are modern and sexy. It's not shocking that even their sunglasses cases are beautiful and well-made. Many Jimmy Choo sunglasses cases are more durable than a lot of clutches! Naturally, we're transforming a sunglasses case into a dazzling evening clutch!
I was staring at this elegant Jimmy Choo sunglasses case, when I realized that some bedazzling would transform this top-notch sunglasses case into a shimmery glittering clutch!
This reminds me of my last strassing projects: DIY pink strassed Christian Louboutin satin heels, and DIY blue red strass Christian Louboutin slingbacks. Btw, I still love both pairs of strassed Louboutins. With all the sparkle, I can't help feeling like Cinderella every time I slip them on. Strassing is a ton of work, but the result is nothing short of stunning.
1. Gem-Tac permanent adhesive glue
2. Cheap white eyeliner for picking and placing crystals
3. Hard sunglasses case
4. Approximately 12,000 different sized (SS6, SS10, SS16, SS20) vitrail and AB crystals (mixture of AB siam, AB light siam, AB deep siam and vitrail colors).
If you need information on how to glue the crystals, refer to this how-to strass project.
The crystals that I am using are of varying sizes (SS6, SS10, SS16, SS20). They are DMC crystals in siam ab (red aurora borealis), and vitrail (rainbow colored), leftovers from my Louboutin strassing projects. :) I suspect that I will use about 6000 crystals for this clutch makeover. Varying sizes are imperative. If the crystals are of uniform size, it will look cheap. I really like AB (aurora borealis) crystals (can be purchased from Etsy or eBay), as they provide additional depth and complexity.
This Jimmy Choo case is really large, has a hard outer shell, durable metal hinges, and strong magnetic closures. My cell phone and other small essential easily fit inside. Functionally, it's perfect as a clutch!
And, the project has begun! Here it is with the edges done:
I hope that you're looking forward to the result of this strassing project! I already think that it's going to be beautiful! This is super exciting, as I don't own any super sparkly evening clutches, and the few crystals glued on are already enchanting! Updates will follow as the clutch gets covered with sparkles.