Covering a pair of shoes with small crystals has proven to be even more time consuming than I expected. The good thing is that the process is very therapeutic. When I need to wind down and purge the thoughts in my heads, placing tiny crystals onto a pair of shoes always helps.
Part 1 of our strassing project provides details on what tools are needed and general directions.
After decorating the front bow of the CL shoes, SS16 and SS20 crystals were placed randomly on the shoes. And, SS6 crystals were used to trace the edges of the shoes.
After this, it's just an iterative process of adding more and more smaller SS6 and SS10 crystals in a random way around the larger crystals.
Finally, here's the current status of the Louboutin shoes.
It's amazing how brilliant these shoes are already. These pictures really don't do these shoes justice. I catch myself looking at these shoes all the time across the room. The super sparkle and the way that the colors transform based on the angle is very mesmerizing.
The next update will reveal the final look: fully crystal covered heels!