Beaded Flower Shoe Clip
Be the first kid on the block to make this craft and start a trend. Bright colors and a simple design make this a perfect summer project.
3 yds 28g craft wire
2 6mm soldered rings
1 pair shoe clip findings
2 colors 11/0 seed beads
2 8mm flat flower bead
2 4mm round firepolish
Anchor a piece of 28g wire to a soldered ring by winding it around a couple of times, leaving a 1" tail.
String 2 1/2" of seed beads onto the long wire, slide down to the base and wind wire around the ring next to the anchor wire. This will create a loop that is the first petal of your flower.
Continue the process until you have 8 petals around the ring.
Add 1 1/2" of a contrasting color seed beads and make a petal.
Repeat 4 more times until you have 5 petals.
Thread the long wire up through the center, string on a flat flower, add 4mm bead and thread back down through the flat flower, pull firmly and twist the two tail pieces to secure.
Glue on shoe clip finding with E6000. Be sure to wait a full 24 hours for the glue to cure before using. If your shoe clips have holes you can get additional security by weaving the wire in and out of the holes.
This craft is reprinted courtesy of FaveCrafts.com.
Maria Nerius has been designing crafts for over 20 years. She's a successful author and writer who loves to tweet (MariaNerius)and currently her work can be seen on www.FaveCrafts.com. You can follow Maria's Musing on her blog: http://marianerius.wordpress.com. Feel free to contact Maria: MNerius@cfl.rr.com.