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Old 04-09-2009, 04:18
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Question Need Help! Rhinestone Flip Flops

Hello - I am new to the forum and am so glad I found it!!!

I am wanting to embellish flip flops with flatback Swarovski Crystals. I have researched the web for specific instructions, but haven't had much luck! From what I have found, it seems most of the professionals that sell them use Havaiana's brand flip flops. So I have purchased a pair of the plain top Havaiana's, flatback Swarovski crystals in size 16ss, E6000 glue and GemTack Glue. My 1st question is that the flip flops have the word "Havaiana's" raised on one of the straps on each shoe. I am assuming that somehow I need to sand this down so there is a smooth surface for attaching the crystals. Does anybody have any experience in attaching rhinestones to flip flops? If so could you share how you did it. Were you successful and did the rhinestones stay in place - or have some fallen off? Which adhesive was most successful? Any information would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:25
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Hello - I am new to the forum and am so glad I found it!!!

I am wanting to embellish flip flops with flatback Swarovski Crystals. I have researched the web for specific instructions, but haven't had much luck! From what I have found, it seems most of the professionals that sell them use Havaiana's brand flip flops. So I have purchased a pair of the plain top Havaiana's, flatback Swarovski crystals in size 16ss, E6000 glue and GemTack Glue. My 1st question is that the flip flops have the word "Havaiana's" raised on one of the straps on each shoe. I am assuming that somehow I need to sand this down so there is a smooth surface for attaching the crystals. Does anybody have any experience in attaching rhinestones to flip flops? If so could you share how you did it. Were you successful and did the rhinestones stay in place - or have some fallen off? Which adhesive was most successful? Any information would be greatly appreciated!!
E6000 has worked well, but so has the Flip Flop Glue. It has held some large, weighty embellishments for me.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:52
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Default Re: Need Help! Rhinestone Flip Flops

I do flip flops as well. With the Havaianas you really can't go all the way up the strap due to the logo. Havi's are 100% rubber so I have never heard of sanding off the logo either. Maybe it would work.

To do the rhinestones all the way up the strap it is best to use a flip flop with smooth straps (maybe Old Navy). And flip flop glue is good for rubber.
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To get rid of the Havaiana symbol on the flip flop get a straight edge razor (the ones they use to scrape paint off windows) and carefully slice it away. It comes off surprisingly easy. Good luck!
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What is flip flop glue and where do I buy it?
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