Wednesday, April 11, 2012

DIY Project: How to transform basic sandals into stunning

Hey guys!
Here's the tutorial for my CMYK sandals. Beadings are a great source of inspiration and they're also an excellent material to make over any dull piece in your wardrobe. You can use them on clothes, as I did here, or add them to any kind of accessories, such as bags, shoes and, of course jewels. There are thousands of shapes and colors of beads out there, waiting for you to find them. This is a very easy way to create a unique and personal design that will be worn just by you!
The first step should obviously be making your design. Once you've decided how your sandals are going to be, draw a guide line with tailor chalk in order to sew all the beads centered and at the same height.

Finally, paint the heels (this step is absolutely optional). As my sandals had their heel and their instep made of one piece, I had to paint the whole sole.

I used a few layers fuchsia acrylic paint (which sets well over plastic and metal) and a layer of transparent varnish, that provides a nice shine and also conceals any brush mark on the paint. Another option is using spray paint or nail polish, they're both quite resistant to scratches on surfaces such as wood, cork, metal and plastic. I recommend using varnish in those cases too.

I had to put a piece of Velcro at the end of the buckle stripe to fix it to the ankle stripe, as my beadings were so big.

That's everything! It might take you a while but it's so easy, isn't it??
Hi hope yo guys get inspired by this and Dare to DIY your own designs!!

1 comment:

  1. Amazing! Love the colors!
    Nina Mia


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