Retired - Bridal Bow Shoe Clips

PROJECT C1001
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
White opal glass cabochons are surrounded by glimmering crystal AB seed beads. Give any pair of plain pumps an elegant, vintage look with these pretty bow shaped shoe clips.
Instructions
Remember to double these instructions to make your matched pair of shoe clips.
  1. Cut a 2 x 3" piece of Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation.
  2. Use a toothpick or scrap piece of wire to spread a thin, even coat of E6000 glue onto the back of an 18 x 13 mm white opal gold foil glass cabochon, and press it firmly onto the center of the piece of Lacy's Stiff Stuff. Allow the glue to dry for at least an hour before moving on.
  3. With a pencil, lightly outline the shape of the sides of the bow to either side of the cabochon.
  4. Cut a 3' length of white NYMO nylon beading thread and thread a size 12 beading needle with it. Using crystal AB Miyuki Delica 11/0 seed beads, complete a row of backstitch bead embroidery around the cabochon.
  5. Working back and forth across the width of the shape, bead embroider the sides of the bow with a backstitch until both sides of the shape are completely filled in.
  6. Carefully trim the Lacy's Stiff Stuff around your bead embroidered shape.
  7. Glue your beaded piece onto a piece of grey ultra suede using The Ultimate permanent glue. Allow to dry for at least an hour before moving on.
  8. Carefully trim the ultra suede around your beaded piece.
  9. Cut a 3' length of NYMO and thread your needle with it. Use the seed beads to add a beaded edge to your work.
  10. Use a toothpick or scrap piece of wire to apply a thin, even coat of E6000 glue to the glue pad on a silver plated clip on earring finding. Place your finished bow face down and center the earring finding with the hinged edge of the earring just inside the beaded edge of your bow. Press firmly into place and allow to dry for at least an hour before moving on.
  11. Use a round shape between 3/4" and 1" to trace two circles onto a spare piece of gray ultra suede with a ball point pen. I used the side of the spool of NYMO. Cut out the two circles.
  12. Use your finger to apply a thin, even coat of The Ultimate glue to one of the ultra suede circles. Open the clip on earring hinge and place the ultra suede circle over one side of the back of the earring finding, leaving a bit of the circle around the edges of the earring finding.
  13. Use your finger to apply a thin, even coat of The Ultimate glue to the one side of the other ultra suede circle. Line it up with the other circle and press, glue sides together, to sandwich the back of the earring finding between the to circles.
  14. Allow all of the glue to dry for at least 24 hours before wearing.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-051 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Crystal AB DB051 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6568 - Silver Plated Clip On Earring Findings W/ 15mm Pad For Gluing (3 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCB-351 - White Opal Gold Foil Glass Cabochon 18x13mm Oval (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-4200 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Grey
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4210 - Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8901 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion, Bridal
Ingredients DB-051, FEA-6568, SPCB-351, XCR-4200, XCR-4210, XCR-8901, XTL-1026, XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Crystal AB DB051
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.85 / Package | SKU: DB-051
Silver Plated Clip On Earring Findings W/ 15mm Pad For Gluing (3 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 3 Pairs.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: FEA-6568
White Opal Gold Foil Glass Cabochon 18x13mm Oval (1)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: SPCB-351
The Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Grey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$8.65 / Package | SKU: XCR-4200
Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.05 / Package | SKU: XCR-4210
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: XCR-8901
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
The Beadsmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.15 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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