Not surprisingly I made beads from my new corn cockle cane. Today I wired up some of the flip flop style ones into a bracelet.
Not satisfied with stringing and glueing my fingers together I had to try for a wire only solution to my flip flop bracelet.
The uppers are cooked, wired with the bead strap and then twisted underneath to make the outgoing loop. A raw, slightly textured sole is applied over this and voila! Beads.
The earrings are simpler, instead of a length of wire coming out the heel of the shoe, just cut the bead string part short, flatten and lay the sole over. I used a little TLS to help glue the raw sole to the cooked top