DIY: Presented By Tulip’s Beads In A Bottle

I know for some of my reader the leaves are changing, the air is getting colder or maybe you’ve already had your first snow. Well, here in LA we’re now only reaching a daily high of about 60 -65 which means it’s officially winter. Ok I’m exaggerating a little but it is time for me to put away the sandals and pull out the flats. Which reminds me, my current wardrobe is lacking in the flats department because last season I ruined my favorite pair.

Louboutin’s Candy studded flat.

This was actually the first pair of Loubous that I ever bought. I ate noodles for weeks to pay for them. I’ll spare you guys the gruesome picture of my flats in their current state, but just so you know there’s a whole in the bottom of one of the shoes. And I’ve already had them resoled twice 😦

Dum dum dum dummmm…Beads In A Bottle to the rescue! At last years Craft And Hobby Association Conference I stopped by the I Love To Create booth and was introduced to the Tulip’s Beads In A Bottle! (For those of you who don’t know, CHA is a convention where craft bands unveil their latest and greatest products for the new year. It’s serious business.)  A few months later they finally hit the shelves at Michael’s and I scooped up one in every color. I’ve been holding on to them all year, until now…

The Beads In A Bottle are amazing because after they dry they look like studs. Have you guys ever added studs to an article of clothing? I break out in a sweat! #TooMuchWork

I was trying to recreate the look of my precious Louboutin’s…

but  ended up completely covered the toe and the heel of my flats with beads for an undated variation.

I’m so excited about my new “studded” flats!

Do you want to test out the Beads In A Bottle? Like I said, I picked up ever pack Michael’s had so I’d love to clean out my craft closet and send one lucky reader a few tubes. Just follow me on Twitter (@Glitter_N_Glue) and tell me what you would do with the Beads In A Bottle. Most creative answer gets a fresh supply sent directly to them straight from my craft closet. Good Luck!

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25 responses

  1. Fabulous dear!!!!!!!!!! It’s a great DIY, I guess I will have to go to Michael’s and grab some of those amazing beads in a bottle tubes 🙂

    xoxo Julieta

    November 17, 2011 at 4:01 pm

  2. This is a fabulous DIY project and I am going to give it a try, after I finish my other 10 projects.

    November 17, 2011 at 4:23 pm

  3. Savannah Fowler

    Love the flats. I would use the beads in a bottle to update a button up shirt for the holidays.

    November 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

  4. I love your DIY posts! I had to do the googly shoes – now you KNOW I am going to have to try these 😛

    November 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

  5. Karen A. Reyes

    I would totally use these on my plain black winter boots but the creative piece would be to use the tulip beads on a sweater , i an see it now on the shoulder blades and a short row where there should be a pocket OR even as a sunburst starting from the bottom edge!! Have you ever tried putting studs on a nice sweater you get more holes than you get studs!!!

    November 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm

  6. a really nice one!!!!
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    xoxo

    November 17, 2011 at 6:46 pm

  7. I’ve never studded anything but can imagine how time consuming it would be. I’ll definitely looking for Beads In A Bottle on my next craft run!

    November 17, 2011 at 7:12 pm

  8. I love this idea!!! that really looks like studs!! good job! =)

    November 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm

  9. Chloe

    I already follow you on Twitter (f_chloe).
    I would use it on a handbag to add some “rebelness” to it and because I would feel too bad punching real holes in it.

    November 18, 2011 at 10:03 am

  10. jean

    What a great idea and a great look! I have some other ideas I want to try with the Tulip’s bead in a bottle…

    November 19, 2011 at 6:15 am

  11. Kate M

    Such a neat product with so many potential uses! I think I would use them to spice up some handmade holiday cards.

    November 19, 2011 at 6:49 am

  12. Yangchen

    Such a great product! I would use them to stud the heck out of my dollhouse booties. they are pretty and black but they need to have that special “it” factor and i can definitely see these tulips beads in a bottle working their magic on not my boots alone but other such as my plain sun glasses 🙂

    November 21, 2011 at 9:56 am

  13. MaryM

    I tweeted to you as well- I hope i get to win Beads in a Bottle bec i want to make a Versace for H&M inspired top. We don’t get this product or anything similar in Dubai, UAE (that’s where I live) so it would be great to create something rad and show it off to people and keep them wondering where I got the material from 🙂 Will send pics of my DIY incase I win! ❤

    November 21, 2011 at 11:36 pm

  14. I would use these on my old wooden furniture (it belonged to my grandparents), so that it gets that edgy look. I think it would look fab painted black with golden details added by this. And also, I can’t buy them here in Europe, so I would probably go crazy and bead-azzle everything I can get my hands on (I allready have ideas like black biker boots – adding beads on the heel like your flats, or a jeans shirt – adding beads on the pocket, my old fabric bangles…) =D

    November 22, 2011 at 6:53 am

  15. this is so creative!! they turned out great!! 😉
    xx ~ kristina

    November 22, 2011 at 8:48 am

  16. great idea!! Love the idea

    spreadfashion

    November 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

  17. I´ve just discovered your blog and its wonderful! Congrats!! Visit my blog if you want, I show my DIY too

    http://www.crimenesdelamoda.com/search/label/DIY

    November 25, 2011 at 4:37 am

  18. K

    so who won?

    November 26, 2011 at 9:53 am

  19. i love this way to make shoes look in!!! and so fucnky …..

    November 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm

  20. Awesome idea! Way to recreate such a cute pair of flats. I would use the beads in a bottle for making a studded necklace using various colored strips of leather and the gold or silver toned beads in a bottle to make simple necklace idea really pop with style.

    November 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

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  22. Brownaturalady

    Love it. They are so cute.

    December 8, 2011 at 5:19 am

  23. Liz

    aaaggghhhh!!! Chemtrails!!!!!

    January 28, 2012 at 10:02 am

  24. great idea! really nice..!! where can i get this its so good!!

    April 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

  25. kay

    http://clotheskays.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/diy-spike-heels.html

    Hi there i made some spike heels a while ago check them out if you want 🙂

    January 9, 2013 at 12:01 am

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