Do you want to make boho-inspired barefoot sandals for summer? This project takes under an hour to complete, and you can get all the materials at your local craft store. We used the Bead Landing brand, but any beading will work.
Things You’ll Need
Materials (Image: Hannah Weflen)
Approximately 85-inches Gold Chain 243.5 cm
6 4 mm jump rings
2-inch eye pins
Approximately 24 Beads
8.5 mm lobster claw clasps
Cut a 4-inch piece of chain using the clippers.
Step 2: Connect the End of the Chains
Using a pair of pliers, grasp the jump ring on either side and pull apart in a twisting motion. Slide one link from each end of the chain onto the jump ring. Reverse the twisting motion with your pliers to put the jump ring back together. You should now have a 2-inch loop.
Step 3: Connect the Eye Pin
Thread the open end of the eye pin through the jump ring. Close the eye pin similar to the way you closed the jump ring.
Step 4: Lay Out the Beads
Prepare your design by laying out the beads in whatever design you choose. You can arrange them however you like, but make sure you mimic the pattern on both sandals.
Cut the chain where it meets the eye pin. Use another jump ring (see step 2) to connect the loose chain to eye pin.
Cut the chain at the center back of the ankle.
Step 13: Add a Lobster Claw
Connect a jump ring to one raw end of the chain. Add a second jump ring to the other raw end of the chain and add a lobster claw.
Add a fun twist to this project if you’d like. Use a piece of hemp, braided rope, leather strips, seashells, glass beads, charms or any other jewelry element you have on hand.