Welcome to my 2nd Christian Louboutin Strassed (Crystalized) project! After I did a first practice on the pre-owned Numero Prive , I had more confident so I took a plunge on favorite new pair New Simple suede in purple. As the result, I could not be more happier and it’s more beautiful in real life.
If you need instruction, tips, or supplies info please go here for previous project. To do this project you need to get the crystal in volcano 2028 or 2058 and your shoes base color needs to be in purple. Luckily, my New Simple is already in purple color and it’s brand new so I did not need to restore or do any prep work. If you have a pair non-purple and you like to strass in volocanos, you can paint or dye the shoes in purple first. If you paint, use Luminere paint in which you can find at Jo-Anns or local craft store. I have not have any experience with dye yet.
This is my first time working with suede and I found that E-6000 glue dry a lot quicker compare to kid leather. My suggest is to spread the glue in working area as size of nickle at time. It’s little inconvenient to apply glue on smally section at a time; however, the crystals attached to shoes tightly. This pair is size 36 and I found that New Simple has lot of surface areas. Here are the total of 5,899 crystals : ss07 =1,723, ss10 = 3,456, ss12 = 432, ss16 = 144, ss20 = 144.
Tada! Here is my pretty bling Christian Louboutin New Simple with Volcanos.