s p a r k l e s everywhere…
May 17, 2010 by Missy
s p a r k l e s !
You really can never have too many if you ask me and I am sure my sister would agree. She figures out how to sparkle just about everything! She is answering our HowDoesShe? question today…How Does She sparkle…well, just about anything? I am SO excited to finally feature someone in my family (what took me so long?:)
Let me introduce you to my sister, Stacy. I took these pictures of her when I flew out to help after she had twins, as if she needed it, but it was fun to hang out and take a million pics of her new babies – well, sorta new:)
She has 6 kids and is one aMaAzInG mom! I am constantly amazed at all she is able to accomplish in one day! I get tired just thinking about it! With all that goes on in her life with 6 kids (the youngest being twins and toddlers into eVeRyThInG) – she always finds time and energy to think about other people. I am lucky to be on that receiving end more often than I deserve.
This is what she gave my daughter for her birthday…
I know – a d o r a b l e ! People stop me all the time to ask where I got them or how I made them. I just agree with the compliments and tell them her aunt made them:)
My little girl loves the disco they create in the car! When the sun hits them, it is time to dance in the rainbows!
(These Converse came glittery all over and then she sparkled the toe. Here is an example of the shoe before.)
Before I teach you how to make these, let me share a bit more about Stacy…
Five Fun Facts:
Favorite flower is a gerber daisy
Loves antiquing - she is the ultimate sales shopper
Likes to run – 6 marathons to date with a goal to qualify for Boston
Has held a sting ray in the Cayman Islands
Favorite place on earth is the beach
Super Hero Power wanted:
“I would go meet all my favorite people from history and just hang out in all the different eras for fun. I would also buy a few items to add to my vintage collection!”
Okay, on with the tutorial!
Stacy taught me how to make these when I saw her over Thanksgiving. She helped me and my other sister to sparkle our new Converse shoes. We all bought the same shoes on a different girl’s trip and decided they could use some s p a r k l e s! I am sure you could do this with any shoe, but Converse shoes lend themselves perfectly for sparkling with that big white toe…
Here is a shot of the crystals. She uses only the Swarovski crystals as they sparkle the most! This picture doesn’t show it, but believe me…they s p a r k l e!!!
1. You want to scuff up the toe so the glue will adhere better. My niece was a pro ‘scuffer’!
2. With your E600 glue, spread some with your finger in a small area starting on one side.
3. Then using your tweezers, stick the sparkles on one by one in whatever pattern you want.
4. Let dry
It was night when we made these so I wanted to wait until the next day to get pictures, then I forgot! But luck was on my side…LUCKILY my mom reminded me right before I was leaving and LUCKILY my sister and I were both wearing our NEW shoes and LUCKILY my dad had his camera handy. Whew! Thanks DAD!
My favorite part is the one sparkle on the back in the star…
This is what Stacy sent home with me for an early birthday present…
Sparkles make everything cuter!
CLICK HERE and then copy the wording from below and paste it in the search bar for the product you want.
is her favorite place to buy all her supplies, because they have the best prices AND free shipping – no matter what you buy!!! They have the crystals and the glue.
These are the crystals she used…
For the pink Converse crystals: Swarovski 2028 SS16 XILION Rose Flatback Crystal AB
For the brown Converse crystals: Swarovski 2028 SS16 XILION Rose Flatback Crystal
For the salt and pepper shakers: Swarovski 2028 SS20 XILION Rose Flatback Crystal
You can choose whatever color and size you want. She has found that when you put them on a curved surface like the toe of a shoe,the smaller ones stay on a little better.
The glues she used were:
for the shoes: e6000
for the salt and pepper shakers: GS Hypo Cement
And one more pic just for fun…
Who says dandelions have to be weeds???
happy s p a r k l i n g ! ! !
(if that is not a word, it should be:) and thanks, Stace – love you!
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