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Indulge in the trend for beautiful beach sandals…
This year, the trend for Summer sandals is to wear big jewels and other glamorous decorations on your gold or silver leather sandals. Almost too good for beach, you’ll be wearing these sandals from dawn to dusk – and quite possibly on into the evening. So, buy a few pairs of the same inexpensive sandals and decorate them differently so you have an entire wardrobe of Summer sandals created in minutes using your Dremel Glue Gun. Simply follow our step-by-step guide and use our images to inspire you!

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  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Summer Beach Sandals - Step 1
    Step 1

    Position your Dremel blue plastic engraving template on the insole of the sandal and draw through it using a soft pencil. Repeat as necessary to build up the design. Invert the template and mirror the patterns on the opposite insole. If you don’t have a Dremel engraving template, buy something similar from your local hobby or craft store or online

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Summer Beach Sandals - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using your Dremel Engraver with carbide engraving tip 9924, engrave along the pencil lines marked. Remove any remaining pencil marks with the eraser. Repeat on the other sandal.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Summer Beach Sandals - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using a 7mm high temperature clear glue stick, set your Dremel Glue Gun 930 to hot to stick the metallic velvet ribbon along the strap of the sandal, threading it through the loop on the T-bar if necessary and trimming the ends at an angle where the ribbon meets the insole. Repeat on the other sandal.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Summer Beach Sandals - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take your Dremel Glue Gun 930 and 7mm high temperature clear glue stick, dot hot glue to stick a flat-backed gem in the centre of a cup sequin, then another dot to glue the sequin to the centre of the mirror on the embroidered decoration. Prepare two more decorations. Glue the first decoration centrally on the loop at the top of the T-bar. Glue a decoration either side. Repeat to complete the other sandal.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Summer Beach Sandals - Step 5
    Step 5

    Alternatives:

    For an on-trend, contemporary look use your Dremel Engraver to engrave freehand lines around the edge of the insole, as seen. Using your Dremel Glue Gun 930 and 7mm high temperature clear glue stick, affix small square facetted flat-backed gems along the cross strap and flower-shaped flat-backed gems on the t-bar.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Summer Beach Sandals - Step 6
    Step 6

    For a Vintage look, use your Dremel Engraver to engrave small semi-circles and dots around the edge of the insole. With your Dremel Glue Gun 930 and 7mm high temperature clear glue stick, glue narrow antique metallic lace along the cross strap, threading it under the loop at the top of the t-bar. Finish by gluing a decorative fabric flower on the t-bar.

  • How to make a sandal / flip flop. Summer Beach Sandals - Step 7
    Step 7

    For exotic appeal, using your Dremel Engraver, engrave a scattering of small stars randomly across the insole, colouring them in with a metallic marker pen. Taking your Dremel Glue Gun 930 and 7mm high temperature clear glue stick, glue beaded edging braid along the lower edge of the cross strap and finish by gluing sequinned ribbon on top.

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