After seeing a pair of Swarovski encrusted New Balance sneakers, captured via Instagram at last week’s CFDA Awards, I was immediately inspired to DIY my own. I loved how simple the shoes looked – with just the logo covered in subtly colored rhinestones. So why not bling out my recently purchased Nike high tops?!
- a pair of sneakers
- 300-400 Swarovski flatback 3.2mm round crystals
- 400-500 Swarovski flatback 4mm round crystals
- jewel setter or skewer and beeswax
Start by squeezing a dollop of E6000 glue onto a piece of cardboard or disposable surface. Use a toothpick to apply a thin line of glue along a small section of the logo perimeter.
Flip all the crystals so they are all face up. Use the jewel setter, a wax tipped tool, to pick up each crystal. You can easily DIY your own jewel setter by balling up some beeswax on the tip of a skewer or toothpick.
Apply the smaller crystals, one at a time, along the perimeter. Add more glue as needed.
Fill in the logo with larger crystals. Smaller crystals may need to be used to fill in any small gaps.
Allow to dry completely before repeating the steps. Use a wet cloth to wipe off any waxy residue left behind by the jewel setter.
Viola! Your crystal studded kicks are finished . . . bling bling.
(images by HonestlyWTF)
great idea, love the effect <3
amazing diy! live it! xx from spain
This is so cool, I want them.
This diy is really cool!!!! I love yor diys
I loved it!
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Really awesome DIY! Looks very professional and as if Swarowski did a collab with Nike.
Love that you kept it simple with a black and white pair of Nikes and classic crystals.
It’s a great way to fancy up a pair of shoes.
They really look great!!
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What a simple yet fantastic idea! That’s what I call sport luxe! xx
THAT’S AN AMAZING IDEA!
I’LL HAVE TO TRY IT:)
Not usually a fan of anything reminiscent of bedazzling, but this is super cool! Love them!
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ohhh loving this idea…it looks amazing! xo, Alma
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This looks like it took some patience. 🙂
I love it!
what a glamourous and fun diy!
omg I love them! i don’t even wear high top sneakers but now I want some!
Wow these kicks look amazing! It makesbthese sneakers just a little bit more elegant. I think they are perfect for days when you feel like putting on comfy sneakers but don’t want them to look too plain.
Coooool! I covered the toe caps of my All Stars with rhinestones a few years ago. Although I lost I few along the way, I still wear them and getting a lot of compliments about it! Also a real easy DIY!
Wow! I love this DIY! The nike’s look so chic and edgy now.
So nice idea and I love DIY.
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This must have taken a lot if patience. Looks great though.
nice idea. next time with pink swarowski´s please 😉
I can dig it!
This looks so good!! And so tedious!
I’m not usually into blinging/bedazzling items haha but this looks really cool and effective! I’m not sure I’d have the patience, but it looks so creative!
OMG, eek these are sooooo amazing. I’m well jel you’ve got them because they are well gorge 🙂
This is awesome! I really really love it
This is so cool , who would’ve thought to do this , great post .
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so awesome as always
Very cool! Definitely adds some glam to the athleticism.
Such a great idea!
Very cool! Will have to give this a go on some unsuspecting pair of shoes soon…
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Well done ! I am just about to post on DIY glitter sneakers on my blog 😉
love the leather bag in the first picture. mind sharing what it is? i have to get me some high tops now!
great shoes! I love this style
Really like it:)
I did that to my converse sneakers after falling in love with this guy’s work : http://redomyshoe.blogspot.com/
Love this, I wish I can make it !
That looks awesome! I bet it took a long time and a lot of concentration, very cool though!
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What kind of nikes are these and where do I get a pair?
LOVE this idea…I have a few questions tho…how well do the crystals stay on the shoe? Is the glue you used a special type of glue that holds the crystal to the material better then other glues?
They’re so beautiful! Unfortunately in my country Swarovski crystals are very expensive.
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Wow love this idea 🙂
Nice! Reminds me a bit of Miu Miu (the bling not the pattern 😉 )
How long did it take to glue all of the crystals on?
And I was just trying to figure out something interesting to do to some boring white sneakers that I have. Brilliant.
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Sneakers are all the rage now. Thank you for sharing this awesome DIY studded sneakers . The cool thing about sneakers is that it can be paired with any outfit. I can’t wait to try it myself. Please keep on sharing more helpful posts in the future.
They’re so beautiful!
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They are so beautiful, I want one of them
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