Summer is in full swing and I’ve got a few road trips planned that require cute and comfortable footwear. My white Deerskin Gore Front Moccasins are comfortable slip-ons perfect for walking and driving. They also make the perfect canvas for embellishing! Today I'll show you how to make a few beaded flowers to add a bit of 3D sparkle and whimsy to your pair of #MyMinnetonka Deerskin Mocs. See how I did it below!
Things You’ll Need
- 28 Gauge Jewelry Wire
- Several Colors of Seed Beads
- Sew on Set Rhinestones in Various Colors
- Round Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
- E6000 Glue
- Deerskin Gore Front Mocs
Step 1 | Cut a piece of 28 gauge wire roughly 12” long. Use round nose pliers to grip the end of the wire and twist towards you several times, creating a small loop.
Step 2 | Pass the end of the wire through the loop and pull through to create a “knot”.
Step 3 | String 1” of seed beads on the wire to create small petals or 1 ½” of seed beads to create larger petals.
Step 4 | Pass the end of the wire through the loop and pull tight to secure the beads and create your first petal.
Step 5 | Continue stringing seed beads on the wire and passing the wire through the loop each time to complete the remaining petals. I prefer the look of five.
Step 6 | Once you’ve completed all of your petals, wrap the wire around to the “top” of the flower and thread a rhinestone onto the wire through the holes in the setting.
Make assorted sizes and colors of rhinestone flowers to embellish your moccasins. I like experimenting with unexpected color pairings inspired by vintage textiles. Aren’t these rhinestone daisies adorable?!
Secure the rhinestone in place by wrapping the wire through to the underside of the flower several times. Cut off any extra wire with wire clippers.
Step 7 | Play with the arrangement of the flowers on each shoe. I kept my placement random for a playful feel. Add a dot of E6000 glue to the back of the rhinestone flowers and hold in place on the moccasins to stick. Allow the glue to cure overnight before wearing!
I styled my fabulous floral moccasins with my favorite destroyed denim. I can’t wait to show them off while I’m antiquing down the coastline!
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