Embellished Nikes

Embellished Nikes

Don’t get me wrong, I’m really into fashion and would consider myself a girly-girl but I’m just as into sports and I probably own more sneakers than I do heels! I love Nike’s Air Force Ones because they’re crisp white and go with absolutely everything. They can be hard to find sometimes (it is easier for me as I can wear a kids size 6) so a few years ago I got a bunch of pairs and kept them for when I needed them. I broke out a new pair the other day to use for this summer and got to thinking that maybe they could use some bling. I gathered up all the same supplies I used for my rhinestone pumps (see the tutorial HERE) and set out to do a much more understated pair of shoes. I was shocked at how little time it took me (less than two hours) and how few rhinestones it took (two packs). Maybe that was because of the insane amount of time and rhinestones the pumps took but I’m loving how they look!

Using the same supplies as the pumps, I put two packs of 3mm rhinestones on a small saucer and had my E6000 glue on hand as well as my chopstick with some beeswax on the end (1). As I mentioned before, there are Nike Air Force Ones (find them HERE) but I think this would look great on any nike swoosh! Here’s where you can learn from my trials because the first shoe I did the border first then tried filling it in from the large part first and it was next to impossible. Do the top of the swoosh first by putting down a small line of glue and then adding the rhinestones (2). Next fill in the border along the bottom of the swoosh (3).Now work from the smaller end out, start with a third row and then add another row to those three once it starts to open up (4). Next you can follow the border and keep the lines going (5) until the larger part of the swoosh is filled in (6). Let the glue dry overnight before wearing!

Embellished Air Force Ones

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13 thoughts on “Embellished Nikes

  1. Could you please tell me how many stones you needed to complete this project? How many did it take for both swooshes?
    How many where in the packs that you bought? And did you use sworofski or acrylic crystals? Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Could you please tell me how many stones you needed to complete this project? How many did it take for both swooshes?
    How many where in the packs that you bought? And did you use sworofski or acrylic crystals? Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Beck

  3. Have you had any trouble with having the rhinestones fall off? And if they did, how long did they stay on before falling off?

  4. I want to do my granddaughters nike air max which are an infant size 5. The check is very small so I was wondering…what size crystals should I use? And do they have very tiny crystals to fill in the spaces that sometimes occur? And if so what size for the tiny open spaces? Thanks Shawna

    1. Shawna, what a cute idea!! The crystals I used were 3mm and they are very small but they might make ones that are smaller, I would try using the smallest ones you can find. You can lay the rhinestones on the shoe while it’s laying on its side before gluing them down to figure out the best placement. If there are some gaps, you could always use some silver glass beads to fill it in!

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