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Chamela Sandal

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Chamela Sandal Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Why confine jewelry to the usual areas like necklines and wrists? Consider dressing up your feet and ankles during the warm spring and summer months. Perfect for adding a touch of fun to a simple sundress, this barefoot sandal is sure to become one of your favorite beach accessories. Use the alternative components listed below if you prefer blues and greens, just make sure that the beads you choose have the appropriate hole size to allow for double stringing.

Please note that you will have to adjust the wire length and amount of beads to fit your foot length and ankle width. Our measurements should simply be used as guidelines.

Step One: Cut an approximately 3-foot piece of 1.0mm clear stretch magic elastic stringing material. Fold the elastic in half. At the fold create a loop large enough to fit around your toe and tie a knot.

Step Two: String beads on both loose ends of the elastic in this order to create the piece of the sandal that reaches across the foot: Toho bead round 3/0 in silver-lined medium gold, 8mm glazed porcelain round tube bead in wicker, 10mm Metallite antique silver southwestern barrel bead, two porcelain beads, Toho bead, 16x12mm Metallite antique silver floral oval bead, Toho bead, two porcelain beads, southwestern bead and two porcelain beads. This length of the sandal should end at the base of your ankle, and the bead pattern may have to be lengthened or shortened depending on the length of your foot.

Step Three: Split the elastic into two separate strands and string on both in this order: a Toho bead, a southwestern bead, a Toho bead, two porcelain beads, a southwestern bead, two porcelain beads, a Toho bead, a southwestern bead, a Toho bead, two porcelain beads, a southwestern bead, two porcelain bead and another Toho bead. String a southwestern bead on one of the strands and then knot the two strands together, hiding the knot under the southwestern beads. When stringing this part, make sure that it fits comfortably around your ankle, as this pattern may have to be extended or shortened.

Step Four: Repeat steps one through three to create the other sandal.
Approximate size: size 7-8
Estimated time: 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Clear stretch magic (tm)-5 meters, 1.0mm (SM5CL10, qty 1)
Large loop scissors (TOOL-123)
List of Components:
Metallite 10mm antique silver southwestern barrel bead (M-BD0148, qty 22)
8mm round tube glazed porcelain bead-wicker (CRD-BD062, qty 46)
Metallite 16x12mm antique silver floral oval bead (M-BD0139, qty 2)
TOHO™ bead round 3/0 silver-lined medium gold 8g bag (TBRD3-22B, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Metallite® (Metallized Plastic) 10mm Antique Silver Southwestern Barrel Bead
Code: M-BD0148
Length 9mm, Width 7.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16$0.15$0.13
Qty>
8mm Round Tube Glazed Porcelain Bead - Wicker
Code: CRD-BD062
Length 8mm, Width 5mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.42$0.38$0.34
Qty>
Metallite® (Metallized Plastic) 16x12mm Antique Silver Floral Oval Bead
Code: M-BD0139
Length 16mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 3/0 Silver-Lined Medium Gold 8g Bag
Code: TBRD3-22B
Size 3/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.29$1.19$1.09
Qty>

Alternate Components

TOHO Bead Round 3/0 Transparent Blue AB 8g Bag
Code: TBRD3-87
Size 3/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.29$1.19$1.09
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 3/0 Silver-Lined Peridot 8g Bag
Code: TBRD3-27
Size 3/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.29$1.18$1.09
Qty>
Metallite® (Metallized Plastic) 15mm Antique Silver Flower Bead
Code: M-BD0177
Length 15-15.5mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.37$0.33$0.30
Qty>
Metallite® (Metallized Plastic) 7x9mm Antique Silver Wavy Tube Bead
Code: M-BD0152
Length 7mm, Width 9mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13$0.11$0.10
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

CLEAR Stretch Magic (TM) - 5 meters, 1.0mm
Code: SM5CL10
Diameter 1mm, Length 5 meters 
1-56-1112+
$3.24 $2.75$2.86 $2.43$2.58 $2.19
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Price: $5.14
Qty>



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