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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Anklet Blog Hop

I am excited to participate in Kashmira Patel's Anklet Blog Hop and today is the reveal day.  I made several anklets for this challenge.  I started with some macrame ones and I have been wearing one for about two weeks now and I can't even tell I have it on any longer.

I learned that anklets need to be small, flexible, and smooth to be wearable.  You don't want them hurting the bones in your legs or snagging on things.

 I used a variety of Czech glass beads and various seed bead combinations and waxed linen thread.



 Picasso drops.

 Top drilled teal coin beads.


I also used lobster clasps (very small ones) on the ones I used copper findings.
 Black Czech glass flags with a brass clasp.
Silver rolo chain with psychedelic beads (you have seen these before), a pewter peace bead and a round clasp.




These are the first anklets I have ever made.
 This was a fun challenge and I will make more of these.

Check out the other participants and see some beautiful anklets.

ENJOY!



Kashmira Patel http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Kaushambi Shah Will post on Kashmira's blog - am waiting for her entry
Jean Wells http://jeanawells.blogspot.com/
Mischelle Fanucchi http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/
Shellie Grindie http://www.creativeeclectica.com/
Ginger Bishop http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/
Monique U http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
Libellula http://libellulajewelry.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomerson http://www.kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/
Mimi Gardner http://othercuriosities.blogspot.com/
Anindita Basu http://alankarshilpa.blogspot.com/
Rita (Toltec Jewels) http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com/
Gina Hockett http://freestyleelements.blogspot.com/
Tammie Everly http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com
Jessica Murray http://whimsicalweavings.blogspot.com/
Dyanne Cantrell http://deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com/
Ema Kilroy http://www.emakdesigns.com/blog
Emma Todd http://www.apolymerpenchant.blogspot.com/
K Morgan www.TexasPepperJams.blogspot.com
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/
Cheri Reed http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Rochelle Brisson http://acreativechelle.blogspot.com/
Michelle Buettner http://www.misheldesigns.blogspot.com/
Sandra McGriff http://www.skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Weiss http://uniquelymebwd.blogspot.com/
Shelley Graham Turner http://shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com/
Vickie Foley http://ohabbyday.blogspot.com/
Lynda Carson
Roxanne Mendoza
Dagi
http://freshbakeddesigns.wordpress.com/
http://roxidesigns.blogspot.com/
http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.com/


27 comments:

KayzKreationz said...

Wow, 5 anklets. They're all cute. Love the color in them. I only got one made, but it was fun.

Tammie Everly said...

Nice work Jean, those a all pretty spectacular, I like the first one best :-D

freshbakeddesigns said...

Love the intricate patterns and wonderful color combos in your designs, Jean! They'd be so much fun to wear this summer.

Lynda

Shel said...

Love these all! The second one is my favorite,...well, that and the last one w/the peace sign! I love anything with peace signs!! ;-)

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Amazing designs and wonderful colour combos, Jean. Peace out!

Roxanne Mendoza said...

Hi! I love the design you used and the different color variations in each design. They are all so pretty! :)

Kashmira said...

5!!! Awesome!!!
I wanted to try out some macrame too, but ended up making all of mine with chain. I love these, especially number 3 and 4...those colors just look gorgeous! And those flags are so unique!

I have some of those psychedelic beads too....keep wondering what to do with them...they're so umm...psychedelic! They look nice here :)

Thanks a bunch for joining in, Jean :)

Cheri said...

I love all of your anklets, the work that went into the designs is awesome! Like you this was my first time making anklets, and my daughter has already claimed the two that I made..so off to making more!
Cheri

Ema Kilroy said...

I love them all. I must get myself some waxed linen I haven't worked with it yet but there are so many applications that it appears to be great for. Your anklets are one them. They have a look of boho fun to them.

kmorgan said...

Fabulous job! 5 anklets!!! I like all of them but I think my favorites are the first & third. It's great that you are wearing them. :)

Sharyl said...

Wow, you really went all out, but we've learned to expect that from you, Jean! :-) Love them all, but my absolute favorite is #3. Those colors just really appeal to me! Beautiful job!

Dyanne Cantrell said...

Wow!! I love all of your anklets!! Fun! I have worn both of mine this week and love them!!

Micheladas said...

WoW!! I love anything Picasso. I really like the anklet with the peace sign. Actually I would wear them all. Love em.

Kathy Lindemer said...

These are all amazing designs. One is prettier and more creative than the other.

Freestyle Elements said...

Love all of your anklets, Jean! I would wear them all. Your creativity is so abundant! Great job!
Gina H

AntiquityTravelers said...

these look so fun and comfortable to wear! Love your patterns here!!

Kepi said...

Oh I would so wear these, just beautiful!

CraftyHope said...

Oooh, what a really neat design with those first several anklets. I like the layers of beads that you created yet still kept dainty.

Mimi Gardner said...

For some reason anklets just scream macrame, and yours are just perfect! Wonderful job!

Rochelle Brisson said...

Oh wow! I could totally see myself wearing one of these macrame anklets. Very cool design!

Libellula Jewelry said...

You were very busy! I really like the waxed linen and seed beads anklets--they look so comfortable and summery.

A Polymer Penchant said...

Wow Jean, you went to town! That second one with the picasso drops, not normally a colour scheme I would gravitate too, but I just think it is stunning. I surprised myself lol. beautiful job!

Karen Totten said...

I love your anklet designs! Very boho and beach-ready. :)

Kokopelli said...

Ooooh, beautiful beadwork! Real eye candy to me.

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

What a pretty set of macrame anklets! Love all the varieties of colors, beads and beads. Your chain anklet is also cool! Enjoy wearing all your lovely anklets this summer!

Jaipur Gemstones said...

Such a pretty set!! Very romantic.

V Foley said...

Your anklets are some of my favorites from the hop. way to go.