blinged converse tutuorial

I posted this tutorial about a month ago on U Create but wanted to share here too.
Grab your favorite pair of chuck taylors and let's get started!
You will need:
E 6000 (a very strong glue in a tube found at your local craft store or Walmart)
coordinating ribbon (for the shoe laces)
swaravski flat back crystals size 7ss or 9ss (4-6 bags of 144 each) (I got mine on Ebay).
sharp point tweezers
plate (for squeezing glue onto. If using styrofoam or paper, put a thick magazine underneath)mini snickers unwrapped (great for popping in your mouth since you will be sitting a while)

First, come up with your design. You can sketch it onto the shoe with a pencil, or you can freehand it like me. Spread out the crystals you will need. Make sure the room is well ventilated since the glue has toxic fumes.
Squeeze some glue onto your plate. Then grab the crystal with your tweezers. You will need to keep adding little pea size amounts of glue to the plate every two minutes as the glue starts to dry out.
With your toothpick, you can apply the glue to the back of the crystal or you can dip the back of the crystal into the glue.
Place your crystal onto the shoe. Don't worry about the glue strands. You can pull those off with tweezers when it dries.
Pat the crystal into place with the back of tweezer or your finger. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat. If necessary take many breaks. The whole process takes a few hours. When finished let dry for 24 to 72 hours to "cure". Then add your favorite ribbon and enjoy!
Don't have a princess in your life? You can bling cell phones, laptops... or anything else you can dream up. Just make sure it is not an area near the mouth, you don't want a baby ingesting the chemicals. Now sparkle some kicks and have fun! blinged converse tutorial, swaravski crystal, rhinestone, princess sparkle shoes, how to


  1. Melissa said...

    Love these. This tutorial was how I found your blog. Very glad I did :)

    May 25, 2010 at 3:52 PM  

  2. Jennifer said...

    Thanks Melissa; I'm glad you did too!

    May 27, 2010 at 11:55 PM  

  3. Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

    Oh my goodness, I love these! I'm glad I ran across your blog through SITS. My daughter has been bugging me for Twinkle Toes shoes. I never even considered making my own. Now I will!
    It's nice to meet you SITSta. Come on over to my place when you get a chance. See you soon. Have a great day.

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

    May 31, 2010 at 10:15 PM  

  4. Mommy Vandy said...

    What a cute idea! I must have these for my girls!

    June 8, 2010 at 8:04 AM  

  5. saffiertje said...

    oh my... awesome alstar pimping!!! Think i am gonna give my girls some pimped allstars!!!!

    June 11, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

  6. Stephanie Cameron said...

    I will have to give this a try! It is too cute!!

    July 9, 2010 at 8:12 AM  

  7. Arte,Moda e Mãe said...

    Oh My....These a cute!!!!I Must have these for my girls!!!!

    September 1, 2011 at 2:02 PM  

  8. Baby Girl Fashion said...


    September 1, 2011 at 5:36 PM  

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