I’m talk about my shoe love affair with today’s Dolce & Gabbana inspired Crystal Embellished Flats tutorial but first I wanted to take a minute and reflect thoughts I had from yesterday’s Golden Globes.
I’m feeling inspired by the Times Up focus at yesterday’s Golden Globes and I wanted today’s tutorial photos to reflect how much I am enjoying the discussion that we, as a society, are having on the latest women’s movement. I won’t spend too much time on this, after all this is a just a lighthearted blog with fashion, craft ideas and tutorials… BUT, last night’s movement on this annual award show was expressed with FASHION and it was inspiring.
It’s fun to watch fashion be a part of a very exciting movement last night. Everyone in support wore black (hence, the black and white photos for today). Fashion was used to express an opinion of belief and used as visual flood gates for a more open discussion about the stories that need to be heard and shared. And if you missed Oprah’s speech last night, I highly recommend it – it was motivating.
I have 2 daughters and 2 young sons – I hope, along with a supportive husband, hope these young people the we care for can experience this hope in full within years to come. Let it be known that this is not a hate men post. It should not be about us versus them, we are stronger when we are united. We as women need men to help us call out the change and I feel lucky to have important conversions with a spouse that understands because a new day is on the horizon. I purchased a few items just this second, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Time’s Up Legal Defense fund.
What a wonderful way to start the new year and on that note, back to the fluffy-fluff of a quick tutorial that we all love so much! I LOVE the embellished dress-shoes we’ve been seeing from designers like Hermes and Dolce & Gabbana and just recently, I found the perfect flats to recreate these Dolce & Gabbana inspired Crystal Embellished Flats.
Let’s get started!
DIY Dolce & Gabbana inspired Crystal Embellished Flats
- heels or flats of your choice;
- Rhinestone jewels, I used an old chunky necklace I have from 3 years ago;
- Metal cutting pliers;
- permanent glue like e6000
- Gather your supplies and make sure the surface of your shoes is clean from debris.
- Depending on the type of rhinestones you used, for example I used old chunky jewelry from 3 years ago, you want to clip away any metal hardware that would interfere with affixing the jewel unto your shoe.
- Apply a generous (without being overly generous) amount of glue to the back of your crystal/rhinestone/bejeweled cluster.
- Place the cluster on the shoe and secure the fixture in place with an easy to remove tape. I used washi tape because I knew it would do little damage to the suede finish I had on my dress-shoe.
- Allow the glue to fully cure/dry according to the allotted drying time on the product instructions (about 2-3 days).
- ALL done!
All right lovies, I hope you all can give this a try – let me know what you think! For me the only cost was the shoe. Everything else I had in my DIY offices here at the RivaLaDiva.com headquarters, aka my craft room. It’s fun to recreate this high end look without putting a dent in my bank account.
What other places would you add jewels to your wardrobe? Is this a look you would wear on your feet? I love finding ways to casually add more jewels to my accessories, ha! For those that are a little intimidated by this trend, shoes a great place to start. They always fit. They’ll reliably always look good because there is no such think as a bad shoe day my friends!
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