Some time ago, I fell in love with a pair of beaded sandals, much like these flats from Betts shoes current summer range:
Rather than buy new, I thought I could try to create my own beaded sandals. I used a pair of gladiator sandals that have been sitting in my wardrobe for well over a year. Roman sandals may not be the current trend, but they'll do ...
Firstly, I used a cheap brown shoe polish to give the sandals an off-white appearance..
A necklace purchased for $5 from Savers, cutting one strand to release the beads, and hand stitching them onto the ankle straps with clear thread:
And that's it!
I'm pleased to say I didn't have to completely distroy the beaded necklace, only cutting one strand out of three meant it stayed intact. Hooray!