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.