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Beach Bunny Flip Flops

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Beach Bunny Flip Flops Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

As Maggie heads off to her honeymoon, we want to send her in style. We used charms reminiscent of the beach wedding and hearts for the new bride. You can use any beads and charms you like. Pewter would be an affordable, tarnish resistant option as well. Avoid the water when wearing these flip flops.

Step one: Measure the chain to fit along the top of your flip-flops. This chain is made with open links and can be separated; there is no need to cut it. Create two segments of the desired length.

Step two: On only one side of the chain, attach the charms using open jump rings at random intervals. Center the heart (or your focal charm) along the toe thong.

Step three: String the other beads in random combinations and add them to the chain in between the charms using simple loops. We did about 24 dangles for a size 6 shoe. You may want to add more.

Step three: When the chain is embellished to your liking, run a line of E6000 adhesive along the inside edge of the top of the flip flop. If you cover the entire surface, your headpins will stick and not dangle well. Let the glue dry for a couple of minutes before laying the chain carefully along the top of the sandal. Hold in place until it will stay on its own. This could take several minutes. Allow the shoes to dry at least 24 hours before wearing them. Do not leave them in a hot car as excessive heat could re-melt the glue.
Estimated time: Under 2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
List of Components:
Silver plated double diamond curb chain (SPCH07 qty, 2 ft)
Sterling silver open heart charm (CHARM438, qty 2)
Sterling silver large sand dollar charm (CHARM795, qty 4)
Sterling silver sea horse charm (CHARM233, qty 2)
Sterling silver dolphin charm (CHARM32, qty 2)
Sterling silver nautilus charm (CHARM237, qty 2)
4mm round yellow cat's eye bead (CATR-YEL4, qty 1 strand)
6mm fire polish mix pink tones (FP-MXPNK6, qty 1 pack)
Toho bead mix pink frost mix (TBMX-3214, qty 1 pack)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR35-F, qty 12)
Sterling silver split ring (SS-HP0X, qty 48)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver Open Heart Charm
Code: CHARM438
Height 17.1mm, Width 13.7mm 
$6.55 $4.97$6.21 $4.71$5.88 $4.46
Sterling Silver Large Sand Dollar Charm
Code: CHARM795
Height 18mm, Width 15.5mm 
$4.65 $3.16$4.40 $2.99$4.16 $2.82
Sterling Silver Sea Horse Charm
Code: CHARM233
Height 18mm, Width 7mm 
$5.02 $3.76$4.75 $3.56$4.49 $3.36
Sterling Silver 15 x 21mm Dolphin Charm
Code: CHARM32
Height 15mm, Width 6mm, Depth 21mm 
$10.46 $6.79$9.93 $6.45$9.43 $6.12
Sterling Silver Nautilus Charm
Code: CHARM237
Height 11mm, Width 10.5mm 
$8.76 $6.39$8.32 $6.07$7.89 $5.75
TOHO Bead Mix Pink Frost 8g Bag
Code: TBMX-3214
$1.27 $1.01$1.19 $0.95$1.12 $0.89
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .270 inches (0.90 x 6.85mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-F
Diameter 6.8mm, 19 gauge 
$0.50 $0.37$0.47 $0.34$0.43 $0.31
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP0X
Length 1 1/2-inch, 20 Gauge 
$0.49 $0.34$0.44 $0.31$0.39 $0.27

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
E6000 Glue 3.7 Fluid Ounces
Code: E6000
Sale Price: $5.52
Price: $6.99

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