I will be the first to tell you that I am not generally a flip-flop lady! However, this past week during a continuous period of high-heeled struts and elevated standing I needed to pull out my ballerina flats to come to the rescue.
Then, one day after work I went to rest in the nearest Queen Anne chair to "cool my heels" by trying to find my luxe slippers for comfort. They were nowhere to be found or I quickly gave up searching for them due to exhaustion.
My only sole solution within arms reach was a pair of flip-flops! They were incredibly comfortable and exactly what I needed at that moment. So, happy feet they were!
This triggered the idea of embellishing a pair of dull flip-flops ... sans flowers or puffed adornments, just sparkled and beaded trimmings! I decided to buy a pair of flip-flops at an arts and crafts store, then I used studs, beads, and antique colour gems for a dust of dazzling style, which gave the rubber flats a whole new look. Here's the result:
Materials: Flip-flops, metal/gem craft glue, Trim: studs, beads, and rhinestones.
First, figure out what design you want to create. Then, insert studs by piercing them into the rubber. It works best if you gently semi-close the studs as you pierce them into the rubber.
By using beads carefully glue them on the flat part of the thong of the sandal. Let dry. Next, I also used rhinestones as an addition to the design. (At this point, if you have matte beads you may dab a sealant over the beads to add a finishing luster.) You may also use a spray to have a glossier finish. I wanted a combination for this version.
That's it! Now, you have fashionable flip-flops with a touch of edginess!