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Mar 12, 2010
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Those shoes are soooooo cool! I love seed beads. Did you string the beads before attaching them to the shoes? I made some seed bead geckos (y'know like the pony bead critters kids make). I was going to try to figure out how to attach them to earring hooks but now I think I'll put them on shoes :)
 

Dana Jean

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Yes, the shoes got worn all over the place. Of course, her feet are too big now. Yes, they are seed beads, clear and pink alternating on the main part of the shoe, I had to string a couple and then go into the shoe depending on the length of the area to cover. I didn't want loose strings of beads to catch, so the most I would string are two and then go in the shoe and come back out. They were fun to make, but took a long time. I can't imagine doing the intricate patterns Teri does.
 

hipmamajen

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These were some beaded shoes I made for my niece. I was inspired by Teri Greeves, a Native American bead artist from New Mexico. Check out the link below to see her truly amazing works of art.

BEYOND BUCKSKIN: Designer Profile | Teri Greeves



Holy wow, those are beautiful! Will you be my aunt?

My special friend Alysia (who just passed :() always had the coolest shoes. She was her full adult height, but she had child-sized feet, so she could find shoes with sequins and sparkles and glitter all the time. The kind the rest of us are supposed to be "too grown up" for. Everywhere we went, people would comment on her shoes! Dorothy would have been envious of Alysia's shoes. ;)

When she would go in for surgery, I would tell her that I was going to wear her shoes while she was in the OR. It was a joke, because my feet are probably twice as long as hers, and she'd always laugh at me. But, I totally would have if I could have!

I had no idea you can sew beads to shoes. I'm going to have to look into that for myself! Is it hard to push the needle through the shoe canvas? I wonder if you could glue them if you had shoes you couldn't sew into?

This might get me out of my Birkenstocks. They're so comfortable I wear them every day. I'm just hoping someone will tell me they're not nice enough for church, so I can say, "Hey man, Jesus wore them!" Ooooh, maybe I can just bead up the Birks?
 

Dana Jean

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Apr 11, 2006
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Holy wow, those are beautiful! Will you be my aunt?

My special friend Alysia (who just passed :() always had the coolest shoes. She was her full adult height, but she had child-sized feet, so she could find shoes with sequins and sparkles and glitter all the time. The kind the rest of us are supposed to be "too grown up" for. Everywhere we went, people would comment on her shoes! Dorothy would have been envious of Alysia's shoes. ;)

When she would go in for surgery, I would tell her that I was going to wear her shoes while she was in the OR. It was a joke, because my feet are probably twice as long as hers, and she'd always laugh at me. But, I totally would have if I could have!

I had no idea you can sew beads to shoes. I'm going to have to look into that for myself! Is it hard to push the needle through the shoe canvas? I wonder if you could glue them if you had shoes you couldn't sew into?

This might get me out of my Birkenstocks. They're so comfortable I wear them every day. I'm just hoping someone will tell me they're not nice enough for church, so I can say, "Hey man, Jesus wore them!" Ooooh, maybe I can just bead up the Birks?
Actually, no it wasn't that hard to go back and forth through the canvas. What was tricky was trying to get into tight corners and areas that were just tucked away. But I was determined. I say, bling you up some shoes girl!
 
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