I made these a couple of months ago so that they’d be ready to go once spring hit, but I wanted to wait until it warmed up a bit before doing my designer DIY post on them. It’s a sunny 72 degrees here in New York today so I couldn’t pick a more perfect time! I have been wanting to learn how to bead for a while now and I’m glad I finally bit the bullet and went for it because it truly is beautiful and the possibilities are endless. I bought Creative Beading Volume 4 and started learning different techniques and projects. I’d really encourage people to do what I did here- if there’s something you want to learn how to do, go to the library or research online… there is literally an endless amount of resources out there and there is no reason you can’t teach yourself to do it all! I had started seeing beaded sandals and embellished sandals ALL OVER and I really liked them. I took the basic idea from the book which was actually beading cabochons to make a bracelet and made it work for these sandals. Instead of using cabochons, I used rhinestones which I already had from a giant bag I bought at Joanns. These took a while, but they were MUCH cheaper than the designer ones and it really is satisfying knowing that you made them yourself! Click here to see more pictures and get the tutorial!
May 18, 2012 By makingitwithdanielle in Crafts, Designer DIYs, Fashion & Accessories Tags: 1.5 mm crimp beads, 10 lb fishing line, 10/0 glass beads, 11/0 glass beads, 2 cut czechk glass beads, beaded rhinestones, beaded sandals, beaded tstrap sandals, beading needles, creative beading, creative beading volume 4, danielle designer diy, Designer DIYs, DIY beaded rhinestones, diy beaded sandals, DIY beaded t-strap sandals, diy rhinestone sandals, how to bead rhinestones, how to make your own sandals, making it with danielle designer DIY, peyote stiching, rhinestone sandals, size 12 beading needles, upcycling sandals