I have seen these on the internet and they seem popular (and practical) for a beach wedding. I actually have shoes that I LOVE that I will wear for the ceremony and pictures. Since I will have nicer shoes, I want my bridesmaids and MOH to also wear shoes but I did make them these for beach pictures and for whenever else they want to wear them.
These were fairly simple to make even though I had never done any beading. I purchased all my supplies at Michael's (with a nice coupon!)
Clear Elastic Thread
Patience and no kids! lol (We have an 18 month old son and this project was definitely done after bed time)
All I did was string the beads onto the elastic using the beading needle and once it was long enough to fit around my ankle made a knot. Then I added the beads for the long part that goes over top my foot. Once that was at a good length, I added the smaller beads that go around the toe. Then, I made a circle with the small beads to create a loop for the toe, tying a knot between the toe loop and the long string of beads. That's it! I know it sounds kind of complicated, but I can't really type the instructions clearer. It's really trial and error, though. Just basically string beads long enough to fit your foot and you'll be good to go.
I made myself an ivory pair:
Please excuse my unmanicured, not-so-cute feet. My feet really don't look THAT dinosaur-ish in real life...it's hard to take a good picture of your own foot! lol
My bridesmaids, MOH, and flower girl will all wear purple:
Happy Planning, ladies! I know this one is a little confusing as far as my instructions, so please let me know if you have any questions!