Show off your fancy footwork with barefoot sandals #Fashion#barefoot bride#beach#diy shoes#outdoor May 24 2012 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo by Jane Nyboer Ashley's soulless sandals fancifying her heels! Photo by Oliver Cox The handmade barefoot sandals from Ashley and Oliver's wedding on the dunes are a testament to perfect beachwear. Ashley and her bridesmaids used them for easy walking on the beach during the ceremony, which makes total sense. But you can actually use these to embellish a pair of plain sandals or shoes too since they are essentially just foot jewelry. I had to investigate what was out there and if these can be easily DIYed. Barefoot sandals originated in South Asia where they were used purely as decoration at festivals and events. The good thing is that they can be made out of pretty much any material you can think of: ribbon, hemp, beads, gemstones (non-sharp!), wood, or yarn. Just be sure not to use any metals if you'll be out in the sun. They can get hot and burn your tootsies. So check out this eye candy to inspire you to think outside the shoe for a beach or forest wedding, or if your wedding shoes need some pieces of flair. Multicolored bead soulles sandals Pom-pom barefoot sandals Via Etsy.com This intricate beading rocks. Source: amazon.com This tutorial from Youtuber Mikeyssmall uses thin yarn and beads. The measurements seem useful for any material though. Let us know if you end up wearing barefoot sandals or even DIYing your own. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS DIY comic book bridesmaid clutch NEXT Mary & Charles' crafty roller derby tiki wedding Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] I wore barefoot sandals at my campground wedding!! Reply 1 agrees Reply Cute crochet!! 3 agree Reply I'm wearing barefoot sandals to my wedding in October! They're being made by one of my best friends and member of my bridal party. I've given her pretty much free reign to do with them what she likes within a certain color scheme. I can't wait to see what she comes up with. Reply Love these Reply I design barefoot sandals that are bought for weddings all over the world and for cool beach sunset parties. I have found that barefoot sandals are becoming very trendy. I truly believe that is a bareffot sandal design for every woman. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.