DIY Project: Beaded Boot Attachments

Check out today’s Minnetonka DIY Project created by blogger Courtney Kennedy from Always Rooney!

Minnetonka Tramper Ankle Hi Boots are my new favorite fall boot. Not only are they the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned, they are so versatile and perfect to wear with the new season that just arrived. I made these bead attachments to go over the fringe on my new boots to add a different flare to these brown boots.

Supplies: Minnetonka Tramper Ankle Hi Boots, gold jewelry links, clear jewelry string, assortment of beads, leather cord.

Instructions:
1. Tie a 10 inch piece of clear string and tie securely to one gold jewelry link.

2. Begin to pile on beads to your liking. I began by adding red to the turquoise beads and didn’t like the turnout so I decided to go solely with turquoise and silver beads.

3. Tie off string onto another gold jewelry link.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 on the same gold link to make two layers of beads.

5. Add a 4 inch piece of leather cord through each chain link and tie onto boot through the holes meant for shoe strings.

Pair your new beaded boots with your coziest fall sweater, grab your best friends and spend a night relaxed by the fire. These beaded attachments are so customizable to your own personal style by changing up the sides of the beads as well as the colors. The best part is, they are detachable and don’t completely altar your favorite boots.

Store Spotlight: Mahoney’s Outfitters

Minnetonka Store Spotlight:  Mahoney’s Outfitters 830 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604

Meet visual coordinator and buyer Brooke Pierce in our Q&A and learn more about Mahoney’s Outfitters of Johnson City, Tennesse.

What is your Minnetonka story?
Owned by Dan Mahoney, Mahoney’s has been in business for 53 years, starting out as an Army/Navy store and evolving into the premier outdoor store that it is today. Our store definitely has something for everyone!

As the times have changed, one thing has remained the same- Mahoney’s dedication to customer service and carrying the best brands!  This of course includes a 30 year partnership with Minnetonka.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
The most popular Minnetonka style in our store would have to be either the Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boot or the El Paso Suede Moc!

What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka mocs?
Personally, I LOVE the Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boot in Brown Suede!  I have had these boots for over a year and they are just getting more comfortable. It is the perfect height to be worn with skirts and dresses or with skinny jeans and leggings… pretty much anything goes with these boots!  Several of the girls in our store have the 3-Layer Fringe Boots and we all style them a little different… but they always looks great!

What are a few must see destinations near your store?
We are fortunate to be surrounded by some excellent locations for food, entertainment and outdoor adventure!  Buffalo Mountain and Roan Mountain both offer excellent hiking trails, as well as mountain biking trails. We are less than an hour from multiple ski resorts and the area is surrounded by world-class whitewater for kayaking and rafting.

Deciding on a spot for lunch or dinner around Johnson City is  hard – we have so many amazing options!  Local staff favorites include El Charolais Mexican Taqueria, Scratch Brick Oven Pizza, Salt and Pepper and Buffalo Street Deli, just to name a few.  For great live music, the Down Home has become a mecca for music lovers in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Everything from Bluegrass, and Reggae, to Southern Rock can be found at venues around the area on any given night.