Tonight I have spent the evening crystalising the toe tops of my new Converse trainers using a different application method to the one I previously blogged about. Here is the finished product:
|Crystal toe top Converse trainers|
What you will need:
- Converse trainers (or similar)
- Gem-Tac adhesive glue
- Approximately x400 3mm crystal rhinestones (any colour of your choice)
- Jewel setter / wooden cuticle stick
- Plate to lay the crystals out on
Start by getting some glue on your jewel setter / cuticle stick:
|Stage 1 - Crystallise converse toe tops|
Run the glue end of the jewel setter along the edge of your toe top to make a thin line of glue:
|Stage 2 - Crystallise converse toe tops|
Pick up the crystals by touching the top of a crystal rhinestone with the tacky end of your jewel setter (glue end), place the crystal rhinestone onto the line of glue and position correctly by nudging it about until you are happy with its location.
|Stage 3 - Crystal rhinestone converse trainers|
Continue this process all the way around the front edge of the toe top of your converse trainers. Once the first line is done, leave this to completely dry before beginning to glue any future rows. The first row is the most important as it forms the barrier that you will push all future rows of crystal rhinestones up against therefore it needs to be completely dry so make sure future rows stay straight.
|Stage 4 - Crystal rhinestone converse trainers|
Complete the second row of crystal rhinestones on your converse toe tops following exactly the same process a little bit at a time. Be careful not to put too much glue down if you are still a beginner as it can start to dry pretty quickly so you do not want to get caught out! :0)
|Stage 5 - Crystal rhinestone converse trainers|
Continue this process again and again until you reach the centre of the toe top of your converse trainers. Your completed converse trainers should look something like this ! (sorry the glue hadn't finished drying when I took the pic!) :
|Stage 6 - Crystal rhinestone converse trainers|
I hope you have enjoyed this blog and found it useful if you were thinking about crystallising your own converse trainer toe tops. Please feel free to comment below with any questions or links to your blog if you decide to attempt this project yourself.
Take care for now fellow bloggers.
Ps. Stay organised by laying everything out neatly before you begin :0)