Jimmy Choo and Timberland is everyone's favorite, and recently made rounds on the internet after they had a collaboration and introduced the boots that look so very luxurious... However, what kind of hurt is the massive price tag of $1295!
So, today's DIY is about recreating the same boot for just $30!
FULL VIDEO TUTORIUAL BELOW
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Small, Medium, and Large Flat Back Crystals
Crystal Trim in matching color (optional)
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The fist thing I did was get the amber crystals from Imperial Trim & Beard. The gorgeous crystals that I found there seemed to go perfectly with the boot. These are in the same warm neutral color tone together with the sparkle. They looked perfect!
Apply the crystals
I have a little precision applicator at the end of my glue, but you can use whichever gem glue or applicator that you have. What we need to do is, take the crystals and apply them neatly on the workspace in front of you.
Using a gem grabber makes the entire process a lot easier so I would highly recommend using one. It will also allow you to get done with the work super fast.
This is basically a step and repeat process, where you need to keep alternating between large, medium, and small crystals to fill in all the gaps. We need to make sure that there are no spaces left with the part of brown leather underneath it.
I would recommend a straight line of glue across the top because that is the place
where you need really clean lines. Try to put five or six pieces of crystals at a time to create a nice thin border. They can be uneven at the bottom because that's where you can keep filling them in but the top needs to be thin and neat.
When you are near the end, make sure you fill in the edge details first. Then when you have a clean border line, you can continue filling in the inside of the leather.
Setting the crystals into the sole
The Jimmy Choo has this detail into the sole which looks really cool, so I used my E6000 glue and ran it all along the edge.
I took my trim which matches the warm tone of the crystals and the boot. At first I tried facing the crystals upward but in order to enhance the sparkle, I changed the facing of the trim outwards.
I also tried to place the amber crystals to see if it adds in more sparkle but the trim looked so much better. The metal hardware made it look so much industrial and matched the boot accurately.
Now, cut off the access and get to the very edge and make sure you hide your seams into the inner center corner, not on the outside but the inside of your boot.
The Jimmy Choo has these rhinestone grommets for the laces. So, I laid down a couple of crystals to see how it looked, and it looked pretty nice.
If you decide to do this, you need to make sure to pick out the smallest crystals for this part. Also, you don't need a lot of glue to do this part so don't squeeze your glue, let it come out on its own because you need the tinniest possible amount on there.
Outline each grommet with the crystals, it took me 12 crystals for each grommet. This is how it ended up looking.
They looked amazing, way better than I thought.
Now I need to lace them up and we're done!!
Isn't the transformation just gorgeous! I've been wearing them everyday since I made them. Make yours and enjoy every moment wearing them.