Monday, April 8, 2013

DIY beaded heels

Hi guys!

A couple of months ago I stumbeled upon this DIY for the Burberry beaded heels from the resort collection of 2012 (check out the original heels here). I immediately fell in love, but didn't have the supplies so I decided to put them in my so called "big book of DIY". I really recommend you all to create such a thing for yourselves. Just open a word document and put all the DIYs that inspire you in it. Don't forget to put the link with it, so you'll never forget where you got the DIY from. It's a great way to save DIYs for the future!

A week or so ago I got some beads from my girlfriend Rinske and a couple of days after that I started on my heels. Here are the pics and steps I took!

What you'll need:
- Heels
- Beads (pick any color you like)
- Thread (you can see a gold kind of thread on the pic, but I ended up using black!)
- Scissors

Step 1.
Tie the thread around the shoe. With the shoe I used it was quite easy to find a pretty place to tie my thread around. I put the tie underneath the strap to cover everything up nicely. After this, just start stringing the beads until the thread is full. Attach the thread the same way on the other side of the shoe when you're finished.

Tip: you can measure the lenght of your thread by first attaching the thread to the shoe. I followed the steps from A Pair & a Spare first, making my threads only 15cm, but they were way too short. So make sure your thread is long enough to go from side to side before you cut it ;-)!

Step 2.
Tie the second thread around the first one, and then start stringing your beads again. Do the same on the other side of the shoe when you're finished.

Step 3.
When you've finished stringing your beads and when you've got everything attached to the shoe, cut away the loose threads. This will give your shoe a nice finishing touch.

Et voilà!
Your shoes are finished!

What do you think? I did my DIY a bit different than Geneva from A Pair & a Spare did, so now you can choose from two types of this DIY haha! Are you gonna try it too? I'd love to see your results!!

X Saskia



  1. wow that looks awesome, great DIY!

  2. Dankjewel voor jouw berichtje op mijn blog!
    Wat een super leuk idee met die kraaltjes! Love it<3

    xx Rachel

  3. Brilliant! This is such an awesome idea - gives a really great boho vibe too. Perfect for summer :)
    Thanks for sharing!


  4. Goed idee en staat echt superleuk. Misschien kun je nog wel meer kralen toevoegen. Worden ze misschien nog meer eyecatchers van

  5. Wat een ontzettend leuk idee zeg! Staat ook hartstikke mooi :-)

    xo The Daily Fashion Drug

  6. Cool idea!

    xox, cheri

  7. Wat leuk zeg!

  8. Love this!! So clever!


    Pirate Hart

  9. Those are awesome

  10. Wow these are awesome!