Sunday, April 22, 2012

beading my moccasins

I bought this pair of moccasins because they were so soft and cozy. They were the only pair of their kind and they fit me just right.. kind of like Cinderella's glass slipper :) Anyways, I also liked that they had no detailing because that meant I could add some personality to them myself, so that's precisely what I did this weekend. 

When I was younger I had a bead weaving loom very similar to this one:
I don't have that loom here and I really wanted to get this little project rolling, so I searched my apartment for supplies to make one of my own. 
Here is what I came up with: 
A lego loom! 
Yea that's right, I have lego in my apartment .. I'm an industrial designer, what can I say. I fashioned this makeshift loom and away I went. 
In the end I attached the weaved beads to the moccasins by stitching them in place and adding glue to hold stray threads out of the way.
 I'm very happy with the result!
 I hope you had a good weekend!


  1. You did some amazing beadwork and I love the colors you used. Moccasins in general are my summer shoes because leather breathes and they are so comfortable. I love your blog and will continue popping in. Keep up the good work. =)

  2. Love your Lego loom! also, really like your choice of bead colours. Beautiful work

  3. That's so creative, have a lovely day!
    Ps I'm having a May giveaway on my blog if you'd like to check it...