March 14, 2012

DIY: Burberry Prorsum Beaded Sandals


A few months ago I received a request from Rebecca to DIY some Burberry Prorsum beaded heels, and here is my version of the beaded goodness. I wasn't very inspired to do them back in the fall as it's not like you can wear open toe shoes here after October, but as it's getting warmer I'm back to being inspired.

Here are the steps:

1. You can either buy the colored beads or paint your own. I chose to paint my own because I had faux pearls from the Dollar Store lying around.

2. Paint the heel orange. You can either paint multiple orange layers on, or paint the heel with a base coat of white paint first.

3. Strand the beads with jewelry wire. Make make two strands for every length for each shoe.

4. String the beads from longest to shortest and attach them to a jump ring on each side. Sew the jump rings onto the shoe.

5. Spray protective varnish over the beads and the heel and you're done.

I love these so much more than the original. And orange just makes it pop, don't you think?! By the way, don't hesitate to e mail me if you got any DIY requests, questions, or if you want to gnaw at your bad dream... And if I can't help I'll compensate to act like this when I read them.

82 comments:

  1. Oh wow, they are gorgeous! DIY seems like so much fun, especially that you know you've made it and yours is unique!

    I sewed a shoulder bag out of old jeans, yet to post but I loved doing it myself! Great job, they look so funky :p

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  2. Wow! They look fab...it's so great you have the confidence to try these things, I could never paint a pair of my shoes!
    Have a fab Wednesday xoxo
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  3. Wow! Love the results, I'd never be brave enough to paint a pair of my beloved heels!
    Have a fab Wednesday xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  4. I saw the 1st pic (w/o scrolling down or seing the other pics) and said, damn, if this girl tells me that she added those beads, I am going to scream! and what do you know? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!! lol...they look so freakin amazaing!! I love it.!!

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  5. They look great! I really need to get more into DIY...


    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  6. Absolutely amazing...girl, you are so talented! I need to find me some heels like that to DIY into this. <3

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  7. Great diy! I like the idea o painting the fake pearls.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  8. Oh wow, how clever and creative! These look amazing, I love bright pops of colour on accessories/shoes <3

    I'll certainly come email you if I think of any DIY projects!

    Have a lovely day :)

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  9. Hey doll, thanks for swinging by the blog and leaving a comment!

    LOVE what you've got going here- you have amazing style. And these DIY sandals are killer! Love 'em.

    Keep in touch!

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  10. OMG! You're an artist!! And you weren't inspired??? Difficult to believe!!! LOL
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  11. totally love them! amazing work!

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  12. These are amazing! I can't believe you made them! You have got some serious skills lady!

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    Wren

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  13. amazing DIY! keep making DIY like this one!

    http://sticktofashion.blogspot.com/

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  14. the beads made the shoes look so chic. great job! :)

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  15. they're like completely different shoes now. i'm totally loving the orange beads and the new orange heels!

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  16. EEEEEEK! I am so delighted to see that you took my suggestion and made these. I knew if anyone could make them into a fabulous DIY it would be you! They look incredible, and just as fabulous if not moreso than the original pair!

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  17. I'm not a shoe/foot person (at all), but these would get and hold my attention. I rarely remember dreams, but recently one stuck with me...most exciting one I've had in years.

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  18. Those look so cool! Seriously, you should do this as a side business eh?

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  19. wow!! spo great idea!! I love it! :) thank you for visit me:)

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  20. how creative! they look amazing!

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  21. Way awesome!!! You are mega creative, chicky! :)x

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  22. They look incredible! Have to start thinking of DIY requests now...

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  23. Amazing, girl!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  24. i love ur DIYs! cant wait to see those shoes on you

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  25. julie you marvel me. these are dynomite!

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  26. Wow!! These are awesome! :D Thanks for visiting my page, hope we can follow eachother?! :)

    http://glam-mania.blogspot.com/

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  27. They look amazing! Such a beautiful DIY. Thanks for coming by my blog, I'm so glad you introduced me to yous! xo

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  28. they are so unique, they don't look DIY though, they look way good!

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  29. that is so cool! you're so good at this, i must say.

    http://halfwhiteboy.blogspot.com/

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  30. this one's an awesome idea..very artistic and fashionable!

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  31. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! you never fail to amaze me! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  32. Perfect! I love these! I wish I had heels to transform lying around! :D

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  33. You are so amazing at DIY. And I love the end result. Why don't you create your own line? I think you would be wildly successful.

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  34. Wow! I wouldn't be able to tell that those are DIY at all. Great job! Loving your blog, you've got great style and are incredibly funny. Following you on GFC fellow Canadian :)

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  35. this is gorgeous and so creative! I'm all about re-creating things you already have! great blog xx

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  36. oh my! look what you did with that shoes?!?! it's beautiful!!!!
    unbelievable!

    thanks for dropping by at my page. ;)

    #nowfollowing you.

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  37. wow, it looks exactly similar! great job dear!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  38. amazing DIY !!

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  39. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those shoes are great! I would never think to paint faux pearls. What a great idea.

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  40. Girl your DIY's are mind-blowing... great work yet again!! XO

    Erica

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  41. AMAZING! Great job!
    See you again soon,
    Flower Show
    XO

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  42. OMG those are so classy! Putting them on spring clips is GENIUS - you could clip pretty much anything you wanted to your shoes, eh? Even earrings!

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  43. Wow! What a transformation. i had no idea you could paint pearls like that. Who knew!

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  44. creative post!

    xx.

    http://moncheri-lily.blogspot.com

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  45. this is so cool, you are one creative fashion girl! bravo!

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  46. Oh these are so cool! And featuring my favourite color! :) I want to see you wear them in a shoot soon!

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  47. Very very nice! I think DIY with shoes you have can be a pretty dangerous thing, but you are doing an excellent job!

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  48. I love them, you are so talented! Esquisite blog!

    Mary M.
    http://teenfashiondiary.blogspot.com/

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  49. Wow these look amazing and such a good idea! Did you have to put any specific stuff on the heel so the paint doesn't come off? Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my Marilyn post, I really appreciate it! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  50. that is insane! love this!! :)

    xxxo,
    jenny
    jennymichellely.blogspot.com

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  51. Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog, really appreciate it especially when you are such a successful blogger taking time to do so. Truly honored.

    Wow, you should have your own shoe line! :) I would definately buy your shoes if so :)

    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  52. The color of the paint came out really well

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  53. I adore this DIY, it looks super cute, and totally awesome!
    www.cosmet-a-holic.blogspot.com
    xxCassie

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  54. thanks :D
    beautiful color :)

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  55. Wow really gorgeous! I may try to make them!

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

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  56. this is BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!

    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.com

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  57. WOW O WOW! This is an awesome DIY!

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  58. great job!

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  59. This is an amazing DIY project! The end result is so creative and beautiful. You're very talented :)

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  60. Stunning! I am obsessed with the colored pearls and orange in this pump. I must make a pair :)
    Thanks for the sweet comment on Glitterati and Glamour; I'm following you now and hope you'll follow me back!

    xoxo,
    Paris

    glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

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  61. OMG this is so gorgeous!! you're so good and talented!! its a brilliant choice to pick orange <3

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  62. Oh my, I really do like the orange colour too! Great DIY. Thanks for visiting my blog

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  63. This is amazing! Wow I love the final product! I will buy them if I see them in a store!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  64. INSPIRED!

    Thanks for the info my dear!

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  65. wow this is really a great idea, love it!:)

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  66. Hahha amazing!! they look fab and i have the originals sitting on my desk at the moment! ;)

    SSSx

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  67. 1. I have never come across such pretty beautiful shoes.
    2. If I ever did, the thought of making them myself would have never crossed my mind!

    Really amazing!

    xoxo
    Wardrobe and Mirror

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  68. gimme those shoes girl, so pretty. i have been crushing on the beaded burberry shoes you speak of but now i can make them. eeeeh i love idea

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  69. we love the DIY for the ombre denim shorts!! We can't wait to make our own!!

    http://pavlyn.wordpress.com/

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