Studded Barefoot Sandals Tutorial

Studded Barefoot Sandals Tutorial

Last month we featured our chic Beaded Barefoot Sandals in our tutorial.  This month we’re going a little edgier and showing you how to make our Beaded Barefoot Sandals with a rocker twist – a pyramid stud detail!  After all, a girl can’t get through the summer with just one type of “sandal”…that would be crazy.

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You will need:

Size 11 Miyuki or Toho seed beads (2 grams)

Size 6 Miyuki or Toho seed beads (15 grams)

Size 6 Miyuki or Toho seed beads (5 grams)

SuperDuos (8)

2 hole pyramid beads (6)

0.7mm Stretch Magic, clear (52 inches)

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1. Begin with two 26 inch pieces of elastic.  String size 11 seed beads on a 26 inch piece of elastic.

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2. String 3 ½ to 3 ¾ inches of the size 11 beads, depending on the length of your foot.  (This step creates the toe loop.  If you have a longer foot, you might prefer a longer toe loop.)  Slide the beads to the middle of the elastic.

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3. Pass the elastic through a SuperDuo, one strand through each hole.

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4. On each strand of the elastic, string on the following beads: two size 11 beads, one crystal silver lined bead, and two size 11 seed beads. Pass the elastic through a SuperDuo, one strand through each hole.

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5. On each strand of the elastic, string: two size 11 beads, one crystal silver lined bead.   Pass the elastic through the silver pyramid bead, one strand through each hole.  On each strand add one crystal silver lined bead.  Pass the elastic through the black pyramid bead, one strand through each hole.  On each strand add one crystal silver lined bead. Pass the elastic through the gunmetal pyramid bead, one strand through each hole.  On each strand add one crystal silver lined bead and two size 11 beads.  Pass the elastic through a SuperDuo, one strand through each hole.

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6. On each strand of the elastic, string on the following beads: two size 11 beads, one crystal silver lined bead, two size 11 seed beads.  Pass the elastic through a SuperDuo, one strand through each hole.

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7. On one strand of the elastic, string on the following beads: two size 11 beads, one crystal silver lined bead, ten black size 6 seed beads.  Then repeat this sequence on the other strand of elastic.

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8. Continue adding beaded units of one crystal silver lined bead and ten black size 6 seed beads to each strand until you reach your desired length.  Eight total beaded units should fit shoe sizes 7-9.  You might want to use fewer beaded units if you have a smaller foot, or more if you have a larger foot.  We have included enough beads for ten beaded units.

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9. Tie the elastic tightly, using a traditional knot. Keep knotting in the same place until it’s very secure.  We recommend at least three knots.

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10. Carefully apply GS Hypo glue all around the knots. Allow the glue to dry overnight before stretching it over your foot.  Then cut off any excess elastic.

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Repeat all steps to make the other sandal.  Your finished Barefoot Sandals will look like this:

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Ta-da!  Now you have beaded summer sandals to go with your edgier outfits too.

Happy Beading!!

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