So I decided to strass (crystalize) my Christian Louboutin YoYo 100s with Fuchsia crystals. They were originally a Rose colour and I love pink, it’s my favourite colour so I wanted pink strass. Unfortunately Msr Louboutin hasn’t done any pink strass yet so I decided to do it myself with a lower price tag as well. So many of the lovely ladies on The Purse Forum have done the same thing as well and theirs turned out brilliantly. It’s taken me a month so far to complete one shoe as I am doing it on and off 🙂 I’m keeping this page to update with progress photos all the time, so keep checking back on it. I’m having the most fun doing it but it is very repetitive putting each crystal on with tweezers after dipping it in glue… So far on just one shoe I think I have used almost 2000 crystals.
There was also a big discussion about strassing your own Louboutin shoes on The Purse Forum as so many of us have done it and I really think it’s a way of having a shoe that you have no access to getting, a shoe that is completely unique, a shoe that has been customized to exactly how you want it and nothing more. I would never try to pass these shoes off as a strassed shoe that Msr Louboutin himself made at all, I will always tell people I have done it myself. I’m really pleased with how the one shoe has turned out so far. I don’t consider it as cheating instead of buying a Louboutin shoe already strassed. This shoe doesn’t exist as Louboutin has never designed these colours so that’s why I did it, I wanted pink strass and I was happy to do it myself 🙂
Anyway, here is what I have used so far: Christian Louboutin Rose YoYo 100 shoes, Gem Tac glue, Fuchsia Swarovski flat back crystals in sizes 20ss, 16ss, 12ss, 10ss, 9ss and 6ss/5ss to fill the little gaps, Fuchsia AB Swarovski flat back crystals in size 16ss, tweezers and paper to put the crystals and the glue on.
Here is one shoe from start to finish:
I said I would be updating with photos as I went and I haven’t had much time spare to do a lot of work on the left shoe. I have been so busy lately with everything that these shoes got pushed to the side a bit unfortunately as they just take up so much time. I have made a start on the left shoe though and I am really pleased with the progress. I seem to be doing this shoe a lot faster than I did the right shoe, I assume that’s because I’ve become really used to it now 🙂 Anyway, here are the photos.
Here are some more updated photos of the left shoe 🙂 I have now ran out of 9ss crystals though so I need to buy some more of those.