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!

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.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

There are different ways to attach the beads to the socks and depending upon the way you choose will drastically change the style and look.

This is what I like to call the "chandelier style."

Mom asked for something "delicate" in pink and purple.

Here is my adorable model with her new socks! I just recently got another order from her mom and I'm so excited to make her more!

This style is what I call "rock candy." Doesn't this look yummy? LOL
I really love how these came out~the pearls really give it a delicate look and break up the two shades of pink nicely.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

When I first started making socks back in March, I was very excited about doing something new. I posted on a parenting message board I frequent offering to make these socks for moms of little girls.

My very first order was for socks for an adorable 4 month old little girl to match her Easter dress!
Mom posted these pics of the dress and asked if I make matching socks in time for Easter--which was a mere few days away! My first order and it's a rush order!!!

For a newbie, I think I did ok. What do you think?

Isn't this the most adorable dress? I LOVE the duckies!!! This shade of blue is beautiful.

Not bad for a first attempt! A bit ambitious with adding the pearls...but mom loved them!

Here is the precious model wearing them.