Make your own foot jewelry

This is so easy to make!! I love it!!

Supplies Needed

Size 11/0 seed beads; size 6/0 seed beads
Variety of beads (glass, pearl, rhinestone, Swarovski crystals, etc.)
Large beads or butterfly, etc. findings
Size .7 mm dia. Bead /n Stretch clear beading thread
Clear nail polish or clear jewelry glue.

Directions

Buy beads in the colors that you love and that enhance the outfit you want to wear the foot jewelry with.

Other jewelry threads may work well, but you can thread the seed beads on the clear elastic beading thread without using a beading needle.

Cut a piece of clear jewelry elastic about 24 inches long. If your shoe size is above size 9, be sure to cut your elastic a few inches longer. You want enough extra beading thread for ease in tying the ends together when the beads are all on.

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Step 1 Make the toe loop

The toe loop will be made first, so thread on about 48 tiny seed bead, or use the larger seed beads but measure the length of beads so you have about 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 inches of beads. Center the beads on the beading thread and hold the ends of the thread together.

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Step 2 Start instep beading 

While holding the ends of the beading thread together, slide on a larger bead over both strings making the toe loop.

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Step 3 Add beads for instep

While holding the two strings together, add beads of your choice til you reach the length that you want the instep to be (approximately 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches in length.)
When the instep beading is the length you wish, separate the two strings and start adding beads on both strings. Add enough beads to reach the back of your foot. Measure by sliding the toe loop over your second toe and measure to the back of your foot.

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Step 4 Knot the beading thread and apply glue

When finished beading, tie the beading thread in a double knot. Then add another couple of knots and put clear nail polish over the knot to seal the knot.

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Step 5 Wear your beautiful foot jewelry!

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  • lauraimprovises

    This looks great and will definitely be on my to-do list.