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My DIY Barefoot Sandals *PICS*

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#11 Jenn3878

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    Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:22 AM

    haha they look great!! :)

    #12 KHarrod

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      Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:35 AM

      They are so cute, you did a great job!!!!!!

      #13 ACDCDCAC

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      Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:38 AM

      good job! did you follow some instructions, or just eyeball it?

      #14 LadyP

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        Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:41 AM

        That was very bohemian of you. hehehehe Oh and the sandals look great. Do you have the directions.?

        #15 dainanewell

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          Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:56 AM


          #16 T&N

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            Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:56 AM

            They're gorgeous! I wish I was that creative

            #17 Jenn

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              Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:57 AM

              They look great! Congrats on a fantastic DIY!

              #18 Davematthews16

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                Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:05 PM

                I didn't use directions I just looked at a picture and went from there. BUT I will give you the directions I created FYI, They were VERY easy to make and didn't take very long at all. These are very detailed instructions that's why they're so long. Also keep in mind I used both my feet to measure for lengths, but it's MUCH EASIER to string the beads when the wire isnt wrapped around them :) PM me if this makes absolutely no sense

                Step 1-You make the toe loop 1st. Simply wrap the jewelry wire around the toe next to your big toe, to see what size to make your loop. Make sure both ends are even. I put a piece of tape on one end of the jewelry wire so the beads didn't slip off. Once you know the size, of your loop, begin stringing the beads on (I put the beads on a hard surface and pushed on them with my finger so they would stick to me and then laced them through. It saves A LOT of time) The toe loop for me consisted of about 35-40 seed beads. After the beeds are on the wire, use your foot again and loop it around your toe.

                Step 2-Gather both ends so they are even and bring them up the top of your foot. Again, depending on your foot size the length will vary. Now you will be puting beads through both strings all the way up your foot. I alternated with seed beads, glass beads, and rock beads. If you want your main large stone to be on the top of your foot add it in this step I chose to add my shell in step 3 so it was on the side of my ankle(The choice is yours, you can do whatever you want)

                Step 3-Once the beads are strung up your foot, you will now split the wire and wrap it around your ankle.*Make sure to leave at least 1 inch of extra wire on each end so they can be clasped properly!* String both sides with beads. (I alternated with the seed bead, glass bead combo, and then added my shell so it dangled from the side.) Again, I taped each end so the beads didn't slip off. Depending on the style you want, the choice is yours. If you visit Jewels By Michele - Classy Barefoot Jewelry! there are a bunch of styles to look at and if you print the picture you can play around with the wire and easily change the style. I also decided to make an anklet that matched for each leg. The choice is yours!

                Step 4-I chose to take my barefoot sandals with the lovely taped ends to my local bead-it store, and they put the clasps on in 5 minutes for free. You can also buy the clasps at your local craft store and do it yourself. Now you have a created a beautiful pair of bf sandals in your exact style! I saved about $60.00 and still have the majority of materials to make them for my BM's

                #19 LadyP

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                  Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:23 PM

                  I will it when I am on vacation in 2 weeks will let you know how they turned out

                  #20 alex

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                    Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:23 PM

                    Beautiful!!! Great job!!

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