How to Make a Pair of Barefoot Sandals-DIY Bead Anklets at Home

Summary: In this article, you can see a tutorial on how to make a pair of barefoot sandals, i.e. DIY bead anklets at home.

How to Make a Pair of Barefoot Sandals-DIY Bead Anklets at Home

Barefoot sandals are popular to wear for attending beach weddings or at other outdoor occasions. Today, I'll share a DIY barefoot sandal-a bead anklet with you. As you can see from the above picture, the perfect combination of white pearl beads, clear glass beads and seed beads makes this bead anklet elegant. It's easy to learn how to make this pair of barefoot sandals.

Materials and tools needed in DIY the bead anklet:

4mm White Pearl Beads
Seed Beads
Clear Glass Beads
1mm Transparent Elastic Fiber Wire
Stainless-Steel Scissor
Lighter

 materials and tools needed in DIY the bead anklet

Instructions on how to make the bead anklet:

Step 1: Make the middle part of the bead anklet

1st, cut a piece of 1mm transparent elastic fiber wire with a length about 500mm. Then, cut it into half and string about 28 seed beads through the two elastic fiber wires;
2nd, make a loop with the seed beads and string a 4mm white pearl bead through the four elastic fiber wires (as shown in the following picture);
3rd, hold the two upper elastic fiber wires on the two sides together by hands. Then, string a seed bead, a white pearl bead and two seed beads in sequence through the two elastic fiber wires;
4th, split the two upper elastic fiber wires apart and string a clear glass bead, a white pearl bead and a clear glass bead in sequence on the two sides of the split elastic fiber wires respectively;
5th, hold the two elastic fiber wires on the two sides together and string 2 seed beads;
6th, repeat the above steps to make two more such patterns;

 make middle part of the bead anklet

Step 2: String beads through the two external elastic fiber wires

1st, string 2 seed beads, a clear glass bead, 2 seed beads and a white pearl bead in sequence through the two external elastic fiber wires respectively (as shown in the picture);
2nd, repeat the above step until it reaches a desired length (about the length of your instep);

 string beads through the two external elastic fiber wires

Step 3: Connect the two ends together

1st, split the two inner elastic fiber wires apart and string 2 seed beads, a clear glass bead, 2 seed beads and a white pearl bead in sequence through the two elastic fiber wires (as shown in the picture);
2nd, repeat the above step until it reaches a desired length (longer than the total length of your ankle);
3rd, string 2 seed beads on the two sides through the two elastic fiber wires (as shown in the picture);
4th, string a white pearl bead, 2 seed beads, a clear glass bead and 2 seed beads in sequence on the two sides;
5th, repeat the above step;
6th, string a white pearl bead by crossing the two elastic fiber wires through the white pearl bead (as shown in the picture);

 connect the two ends together

7th, tie a knot and trim any excess elastic fiber wire off as close to the knot as possible;
8th, repeat the above steps to make a bead anklet for your other foot.

Here is the final look of a barefoot sandal.

 final look of a barefoot sandal

Depending on your preference or the event to which you plan to wear the DIY barefoot sandals, you can design them to look elegant or rustic by using different beads. If you are hippies and naturalists who enjoy going barefoot, the DIY bead anklets will be a good choice for you!

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