DIY Barefoot Sandals


So last time I shared how I made personalized leather passport holders for all of the girls (by the way, they absolutely loved them! I actually had a few more requests so you may see them in store soon. 

Our girls trip to Jamaica is just weeks away! I have a few more surprises in store for the girls and decided on a project that we could do together. So we planned an afternoon of Crafting and Cocktails to create Barefoot Sandals. I just love the idea of these, they are incredibly sexy and a beautiful accessory that can be worn for any occasion. I have even worn them with heels so don't store these way after you wear them to the pool or beach.

We had a lot of fun making these, maybe too much as you will see later...likely the result of too many cocktails :) All in all the results were great and now everyone has some bling to compliment their pedicures. 

First, lets start with the cocktails :) One of my girlfriends is a talented Mixologist and she crafted some French 75s for our crafting session. We had two versions, one with Gin and the other was made with Bourbon which she coupled with homemade simple syrup....absolute perfection!

 

Inspiration for our project and a detailed tutorial can be found here. I found all of our supplies at a local craft store. If you are going to give this a try you will need the following....

SUPPLIES:

  • Small beads
  • Seed beads
  • Softflex Beading Wire, fine (this is a must... you can find this item here)
  • Pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Twine or yarn
  • 2 Clasps
  • 4 Jump rings
  • 8 Crimp beads
  • Piece of felt (keeps your beads from rolling around)
  • Crimp covers (optional but adds a nice finishing touch)

The process:

                

The finished product! We will post more photos when we get poolside! Next stop Montego Bay!

  

 

If you create any of these projects please share! I would love to see your creativity at work! If you use Instagram please use the hashtag #twotwistedsistahsDIY. Feel free to comment below with any questions you may have about this project. 


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