The following is a step-by-step tutorial with aided pictures for how to make your own set of beaded moonstone shoe clips.
#13 Smoke Topaz Transparent Hex cut beads
#11 Transparent White Seed Beads
5mm Moonstone Gemstone Beads (Source: Gemstone beads from Auntie’s Beads)
14mm Moonstone Teardrop Gemstone Beads (Source: Gemstone beads from Auntie’s Beads)
White Beading Thread
Stiff White Felt
White Non-Woven Fabric Backing
Metal Shoe Clips
Step 1: Thread your needle with about a yard of the white beading thread. Bring it up through the center of a piece of the stiff white felt, cut to a square of about 4 inches. String on the 14mm teardrop gemstone bead, and bring your needle back through the felt on the gemstone’s other side. Tie the end tail of your thread to your main thread in a secure knot. Thread back through the gemstone a couple more times to secure it in place and the center of your design.
Step 2: string on 2-3 of the white seed beads. Bring your needle back through the back of the felt at the point where the beads end, when being place against the teardrop gemstone bead.
Step 3: Bring your needle and thread back up through the center of the beads added in the previous step, and thread through the remaining beads until you are coming out the end of the beads just added.
Step 4: Repeat the last two steps until you have added a row of bead embroidered white beads that surrounds the teardrop bead.
Step 5: From the bead you end up coming out of, string on a single white seed bead, and, skipping a bead, thread through the next single white beads from the row you just added.
Step 6: Repeat Step 5 all the way around the beaded embroidery row.
Step 7: Now, thread a single white seed bead in-between each of the beads added in the previous step, creating a peyote bezzle around the teardrop bead.
Step 8: Bring your needle and thread back though the bezzle created in the previous step, until you are coming out the back end of the felt. The bring your needle back up next to the first bead embroider row you created, and add another rose, this time of #13 hex cut beads.
Step 9: Embroider another row, this time of alternating hex cut and white seed beads.
Step 10: Embroider another row, this time of just white seed beads.
Step 11: Embroider another alternating row.
Step 12: Embroider another row of only hex cut beads.
Step 13: Cut around your beaded design, being careful not to cut your beading thread, and leaving a small lip of white felt around the design for a final row of bead embroidery.
Step 14: Embroider a final row of white seed beads around the edge of your design.
Step 15: From where your needle and thread come out, string on 1 hex bead, 1 5mm gemstone bead, and 1 hex bead. Skipping 3 of the white seed beads from the embroidered row you added in the previous step, thread through 1 of the white seed beads from the row.
Step 16: Add 1 hex bead, 1 white seed bead, and 1 hex bead. As in the previous step, skip 3 white seed beads and thread through the following white seed bead. Repeat this and the previous step in an alternating pattern all the way around the bead embroidered row. Go back through the lacework added in this and the previous step a second time to give it durability.
Step 17: tie off your thread on the back side of the felt and cut off the access. Then, glue or stitch the white fabric backing to the design to cover, hide and protect your stitch work.
Step 18: After the glue dries, cut away the access fabric backing form around the design.
Step 19: Glue and/or stitch the metal shoe clip to the back of your design.
Step 20: Repeat all of the above steps a second time to complete your pair.