Anklets are old news. This summer, it’s all about making beaded barefoot jewelry! Have you seen these DIY “toe thongs”? They’re like beaded macrame bracelets, but for your feet! Hey, why should your feet be left out on the accessorizing fun? All you need are some basic supplies (luckily, CutRateCrafts can help us there) and some patterns for inspiration, and you’re ready to make this summer’s most sizzlin’ jewelry trend.
There are many different ways to make beaded barefoot sandals, but one of my favorite ways is to use macrame, like in the pattern shown above. Macrame is the quintessential summer jewelry-making technique. It’s quick and easy to do, it’s strong and sturdy, and it just screams “summer,” so it’s perfect for making beaded barefoot jewelry. CutRateCrafts has a huge selection of colored hemp cord, so you can go bold with bright colors, earthy with bohemian colors, soft and feminine with pastels, or subtle and sophisticated with neutrals. The choice is yours! Here are some of my favorites:
Once you’ve got your hemp picked out, the only thing you need is your beads. You can use pretty much any beads you want for making beaded barefoot jewelry, as long as the hole is big enough for your hemp cord to fit through. You can go with all one color or style, or you could mix and match for an eclectic look. And if you can’t decide, just make multiple pieces! Here are some beads I think would be perfect for making beaded barefoot jewelry:
That’s all you need! Now check out this free pattern for making beaded barefoot jewelry from AllFreeJewelryMaking, and you’re ready to get in on this foot-tastic fashion trend. Pair your beaded barefoot jewelry with flip flops or sandals for a fun summer look!