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Simply Nouveau Shoes

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Simply Nouveau Shoes Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Transform your bridal footwear from plain to polished with this elegant "Simply Nouveau" design. This design blends antique brass with brilliant crystals from SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS for a vintage look that is high fashion without burdening the budget for your big day.

To create this design, we purchased a pair of white flats from a discount shoe store but feel free to embellish any shoes you like.

Step one:
First, embellish the link with Swarovski flatbacks in Crystal using Gem-Tac adhesive. We used three different sizes of flatbacks; for their exact placement refer to the pictures above.

Step two:
Next, make a light mark with pencil on the center-point of the shoe where you wish the link to sit. Carefully dab E6000 adhesive onto the back of the link, along the perimeter, and press the link onto the shoe. We used a hinge type paper clip to hold the piece securely until dry.

Step three:
Use E6000 adhesive to glue a 14mm Swarovski chessboard circle flatback in Crystal to an antique brass Victorian splendor link so that it hangs over the upper-edge slightly.

Step four:
Repeat steps one through three for second shoe.
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes (plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (GemTac)
E6000 Glue 3.7 FL. OZ. (E6000)
Jewel setter 2 pack (TOOL-170)
List of Components:
Antique Brass Victorian Splendor Link (BBA-LX10, qty 2)
Swarovski 2035 14mm Chessboard Circle Flatback Crystal (2035-CRY14, qty 2)
Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Flatback Crystal (2058-CRY20, qty 6)
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Flatback Crystal (2058-CRY16, qty 4)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Flatback Crystal (2058-CRY12, qty 1)
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Flatback Crystal (2058-CRY7, qty 12)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Kabela Design Antique Brass Victorian Splendor Link
Kabela Design Antique Brass Victorian Splendor Link
Code: BBA-LX10
Length 49mm, Width 40mm 
1-23-56+
$8.19$7.39$6.69
Qty>
Swarovski 2035 14mm Chessboard Circle Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2035 14mm Chessboard Circle Flatback Crystal
Code: 2035-CRY14
Diameter 14mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-910-1920+
$2.26$2.04$1.84
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Code: 2058-CRY20
Diameter 4.6-4.8mm, Total Height 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.11$0.10$0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Code: 2058-CRY16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Code: 2058-CRY12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.25mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.07$0.06$0.05
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Code: 2058-CRY7
Diameter 2.1-2.3mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.07$0.06$0.05
Qty>

Alternate Components

Kabela Design Antique Brass Dapped Wrap Filigree
Kabela Design Antique Brass Dapped Wrap Filigree
Code: BBA-LX85
Length 56.5mm, Width 41.5mm, Depth 8-8.5mm 
1-34-78+
$7.59$6.89$6.09
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Artist Pendant
Kabela Design Antique Brass Artist Pendant
Code: BBA-PEND02
Height 37mm, Width 40mm 
1-23-56+
$8.69$7.89$7.09
Qty>
Swarovski 2035 14mm Chessboard Circle Flatback Crystal Dorado
Swarovski 2035 14mm Chessboard Circle Flatback Crystal Dorado
Code: 2035-DOR14
Diameter 14mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.62$2.36$2.12
Qty>
Swarovski 2035 14mm Chessboard Circle Flatback Aquamarine
Swarovski 2035 14mm Chessboard Circle Flatback Aquamarine
Code: 2035-AQU14
Diameter 14mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.40$2.16$1.96
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

E6000 Glue 3.7 Fluid Ounces
E6000 Glue 3.7 Fluid Ounces
Code: E6000
Price: $5.49
Qty>
The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
Code: TOOL-170
Price: $2.48
Qty>



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