This is by far my favorite diy to date. I am a huge fan of Burberry but was not about to pay the price tag that came along with these shoes. Approximately $475.00 for a flat version and $795.00 for a wedge. For this DIY head to Michaels you will need 100 wooden beads, string, sandals, paint, gloss, Q-tips and Styrofoam. Cost for this diy was around $20.00 this included the sandals.
1. First you will want to decide on your paint colors. Separate your beads. For this I painted 28 black, 32 green and 40 blue.
2. Start poking your beads with Q-tips. This will give it a stable base once you paint them. I painted each one by hand. You may need 1 to 2 coats of paint depending on how much coverage you want or depending on how thin your paint is. Stick the end of the Q-tip in the Styrofoam and allow to dry completely.
3. Once the paint is completely dry, grab some gloss in a spray can and spray those suckers down.
4. After your thick coat of gloss has dried begin removing the beads from the Q-tips. Make sure and get all the cotton out of the hole.
5. Start stringing your beads. For one sandal you will want a string of 14 black, 16 green and 20 blue. Tie all of your strings together. Allow a little leeway with the tightness as you don't want it to be too stiff on your footsies. The sandals I purchased had little loops that allowed me to tie on my beads easily. I quadruple knotted and added a dab of glue.
6. Slide those babies on you are done !
Mine are slightly different than the Burberry's that are pictured. There are actually two versions of the shoe online, the flat and also the wedge. The wedge featured a looser/ longer bead string. Frankly I wanted the comfort and the style so I mashed those two together to get these. Enjoy sooo worth the time.