Tools and Materials Needed:
|Step 2 Part B|
a. Cut four 3” pieces of your 20 Gauge Wire
b. Using one piece of the wire, make a wrapped loop through one of the 2” pieces of chain.
c. Thread on a Seed Bead, then a Round Bead, Then another Seed Bead. (Hereon referred to as a “Link”)
d. Make a wrapped loop at the other end through a 1” piece of chain.
|Step 2 Part D|
e. Using another piece of wire, make another wrapped loop through the end of Chain.
f. Make A Link. Attach a 1“piece of chain through the other end.
g. Repeat Steps E and F
h. Make a Link. This time, attach a 2” piece of chain at the end.
Now, you should have 2” Chain, Link, 1” Chain, Link, 1” Chain, Link, 1” Chain, Link, 2” Chain.
i. Do not attach the clasp just yet.
j. Fold the finished piece in Half and tie a piece of string around it to mark the halfway point.
k. The ankle piece at this point should be larger than your Measurement #2.
|Semi-Finished Ankle Piece-- Step 2 Part J|
- SET THE PIECE ASIDE
a. Cut a piece of wire that is Three inches longer than your Measurement #1.
|Step 3 Part B|
So, the chain will make a loop. Please note that if you are planning to do vigorous activities, such as running, while wearing your sandals, I strongly suggest using some elastic instead of chain for this toe loop.
c. Straighten the wire with your fingers.
d. Onto the wire, thread one seed bead.
e. Now, put one of your Round beads inside of one of your ring beads and thread the wire through both. (A “Combo”)
f. Thread another Seed Bead, then a Combo, a Seed, Combo, Seed, Combo, Seed.
So, you should have five seed beads and four combo beads on your wire. With the toe loop, it should be about an inch longer than your Measurement #1.
a. Now, take your foot piece and your ankle piece and combine the two by making a wrapped loop with the foot piece through the center of your ankle piece (remember you had that marked with thread?).
a. Thread a seed bead onto a jump ring, then add the lobster clasp – attach to one end of your ankle piece.
b. At this point you’ll want to try on your sandal. Make sure your point your toes while trying it on so that you will be able to walk in them.
c. Thread a seed bead onto another jump ring and attach it to your ankle piece where it is the most comfortably enclosed. Trim any excess chain from the end (Unless you want to keep it for decoration).
The ankle piece will end up measuring about 1" larger than your Measurement #2.