The idea for Twinkle Toes came about while trying to find a pair of dress socks, while out of town on vacation, for my then 2 year old daughter. Trying to find a pair of fancy dress socks led me on a frustrating mall exploration for the perfect pair. After perusing some of my favorite children's specialty stores, I was shocked by the absence of cute, fun dress socks! After finally finding a pair of beaded socks in the very back crowded corner of a mall specialty store, I thought: "Why should I have to rely on expensive boutiques to find a pretty pair of socks? I can make these on my own." So was born the idea for a web-based business catering to the custom client: Twinkle Toes!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Welcome Back!

Twinkle Toes Beaded Socks is making a comeback and is welcoming Spring. Just as a hint of spring and warmer temperatures appears, I am offering a Spring special:

Buy one pair of socks and receive 20% off the 2nd pair. (2nd pair to be of equal or lessor value)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

More Hanukkah socks for Consignment

All of the Hanukkah designs posted to date are going to the school store at Donna Klein Jewish Academy...Here are a few more designs

A more whimsical design combining pony beads and tri beads in fun layout.

These next two pair are a bit more intricate. The Hanukkah present pair have a double go-around of tri beads on the cuff, and the all pony-bead pair also have a double go-around on the cuff, resulting in a crisscross type design.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

More holiday cheer

My Chanukah findings have finally arrived!

In addition to the menorah and Stars of David, I have resin dreidels, and menorahs and Stars of David with a chrome finish, as seen below.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree.....

This is my first holiday season making beaded socks, so each pair I make is very exciting and new. I am so thrilled to have gotten so many orders for Christmas socks this past week!

One order that I received is for a baby girl near and dear to my heart. Her Mommy is a dear friend of mine and I couldn't be more thrilled to be making adorable socks for her.

Here is a sneak peak of my new Tree themed holiday pair for her:

Unlike the Candy Cane themed holiday pairs below, the beads are collared around the cuff of the sock with no chandelier crocheting in order to give a very full, tightly presented splash of red and green.

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Holidays are Upon Us....

Two new holiday designs emphasizing the candy cane!

The sock on the left is basic clear/red/green chandelier type with a candy cane button sewn on the center of the cuff.

The sock on the right has 3 Christmas themed buttons hanging around the sock, off the cuff.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Twinkle Toes is back!

After a long summer hiatus, I am back! I am currently working on a client order and gathering up holiday buttons and beads to build up some holiday inventory.

In the meantime, I would like to post some pictures of my favorite sock orders this past year.

This pair is an all-time favorite. Button socks encompass much more detail than tri bead and pony bed socks.

This was made to match the spring Gymbo Daisy line.

These beads were custom ordered for a client looking for pastel candy.

These socks were made to match the Janie and Jack Enchanted Butterfly line.

These Easter socks were made to match Easter dresses worn by sisters.

Newborn baby girl socks

All time bestselling Mickey Mouse socks for those trips to Disney!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Two recent made to match (m2m) pair

A mom of an adorable 2 year old asked me to make two pair of socks to match outfits recently purchased for her daughter.

Using tri beads, I strung together the 3 colors of the dress with the blue being the dominant color with splashes of green to match the adorable frogs. I threw in the pink scattered throughout to pick up on the heart design.

I loved this outfit as soon as I saw it. I was excited to make something in yellow. (borrowed picture, thank you if it's yours.)

I originally wanted to put in splashes of red, but I felt the red was best to "pop" from the outfit itself.

I strung loops around the perimeter of the socks before doing the beads in order for the beads to hang a bit from the cuff, rather than bulk up around the cuff. Each loop has 3 beads hanging from them around the cuff.