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Flower Shoe Clips

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These Flower Shoe clips are great for summer.  With their bright colors and easy design, this project is great for using up leftover beads and adding a colorful floral embellishment to everything from shoes to your hair.  Layer flowers like shown to create 3-dimensional embellishments that are great for anything.  This is an easy project for kids and adults to make and you'll have so much fun playing with bright and colorful seed beads.

Flower Shoe Clips

Materials:

  • 3 yds 28g craft wire
  • 2 6mm soldered rings
  • 1 pair shoe clip findings
  • 2 colors 11/0 seed beads
  • 2 8mm flat flower bead
  • 2 4mm round firepolish
  • Wirecutter
  • Chain-nose Pliers
  • Glue (E6000)

 

Instructions:

  1. Anchor a piece of 28g wire to a soldered ring by winding it around a couple of times, leaving a 1" tail.

    Flower Shoe Clips
     
  2. String 2 1/2" of seed beads onto the long wire, slide down to the base and wind wire around the ring next to the anchor wire. This will create a loop that is the first petal of your flower.

    Flower Shoe Clips
     
  3. Continue the process until you have 8 petals around the ring.

    Flower Shoe Clips
     
  4. Add 1 1/2" of a contrasting color seed beads and make a petal.

    Flower Shoe Clips
     
  5. Repeat 4 more times until you have 5 petals.

    Flower Shoe Clips
     
  6. Thread the long wire up through the center, string on a flat flower, add 4mm bead and thread back down through the flat flower, pull firmly and twist the two tail pieces to secure.

    Flower Shoe Clips
     
  7. Glue on shoe clip finding with E6000. Be sure to wait a full 24 hours for the glue to cure before using. If your shoe clips have holes you can get additional security by weaving the wire in and out of the holes.

    Flower Shoe Clips
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