Quemeez moccasins had their start like many of the handmade baby shoes do – a mother looking for a product to meet the needs of her child. In this case, Sunshine Tenasco put her sewing skills to work for her and created a beautiful pair of beaded leather moccasins for her baby girl.
After a few shoes went missing and a few more were made, Sunshine decided to perfect her model so they wouldn’t slip off feet. It also didn’t hurt that people were beginning to notice her beautiful beading work.
Personally, I find these moccasins to be beautiful and intricately detailed; however, the mother in me worries about the beading. With a baby that always has her feet in her mouth or who is constantly picking at the tiniest of items, I fear that she would be trying to pull these off. I cannot speak for the security of the beads as I have not physically handled the product, but I would assume that for as many pairs as they sell, they must be secure and safe.
A pair of handmade Quemeez will run you $40 and will arrive two weeks after you order them. Personalization is also available and I do believe these would make a fantastic gift.
Photo Courtesy of Quemeez Moccasins