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Embellished Paten Leather Shoes

Embellished Paten Leather Shoes
Embellished Paten Leather Shoes

Designed by: Amy Law
Skill Level: Beginner

Whether you're planning a wedding, Easter, or other fancy outfit, you can easily dress up children's shoes using beads, tape and thread. Make them as sparkly as desired, using colorful threads that match your theme.

Materials used in our model:

  • • 3/4" Treasure Tape™ roll

  • • Star shape Treasure Tape™

  • • Diamond Beadlets®

  • • shallow pan or tray

  • • Kreinik #12 Braid 032 Pearl

  • • Kreinik 1/16" Ribbon 019 Pewter

  • • children's shoes

Instructions:

1. Lay a strip of 3/4" Treasure Tape across the front of your shoe. Remove the red liner to expose the sticky part.
2. Begin thread decorating by laying pieces of 1/16" Ribbon as top and bottom borders. Fill in with swirls and curls of #12 Braid Pearl. Leave a blank space in the center, where we'll add the star.
3. Lay a large Treasure Tape star on top of the tape strip in the center. Remove the red liner to expose the sticky top.
4. Decorate the star by outlining the shape with 1/16" Ribbon, and filling in the shape with the Braid. If desired, you can add buttons, sequins or cabochons, but lay these large embellishments first, then decorate with the thread.
5. When decorating is complete, lay the shoe in a shallow pan and cover remaining sticky ares with Diamond Beadlets.
Printing Instructions:
To print the instructions for this project click on the on the linkabove "Printable version" and then print the page using your web browser. 

If you have trouble printing this page and would like us to send you aprinted copy send a #10 SASE to: Embellished Paten Leather Shoes, P.O. Box 1966, Parkersburg, WV 26102.
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