Thursday, April 11, 2013

Summer Jewelry! And an idea for a blog hop :)

Now that spring is finally here, summer and beach days can't be too far behind!
Am already in my skirts, tank tops and flip flops :)

Yesterday I was late to a big townhall type meeting at work, so was sitting on the floor, listening to the information given to us..and observing the footwear of people sitting on chairs around me. (I know, I pay so much attention to the important things ;-))

I saw this foot in polka dotted ballet flats, and a tiny little bell from an anklet peeking out! This brought back a huge flood of memories from my childhood! I went to a strict, "no-jewelry" convent school, and so come summer holidays, all kinds of adornments would come out. One of my favorite things to wear was something like this


Mine were not this thick, just a single layer of silver bells, but they were awesome. Made such lovely sound...for about a week. After which, it got annoying, and I would take it off.

Fast forward a lot of years ahead, and I was gifted my first hemp anklet by someone when I went to grad school. And thus started a life long love affair! I have good collection of anklets, but all basic chain and in silver. Not sure why, but I forgot all about them for the last couple years. That little polka dotted foot has unleashed that long lost love again.

And especially now, that I can make my own, I am thrilled beyond bits!
I have always had a mental block about making bracelets, but I think this one won't face that problem. Hoping to make something soon. And yes, am wearing my favorite one today :-)

Am wondering if anyone would be up for an anklet blog hop?
 I'll host if folks are game!

In the mean time...these are a few designs that I loved on etsy:



And am in love with this shop, she has a 110 anklets listed! Enough to drive me nuts!!! Am definitely buying a few from here:


Coral Brass Chain Anklet


I created a treasury for anklets...and just figured out how to embed it here by using the Etsy Treasury HTML Code Generator.

Featured here is another of my favorite stores: LivJewellery

'Anklets!' by Sadafulee

Awesome fun for the summer!


Lunar Beaded Brass Anklet
$9

Jasper Brass Chain Anklet
$9

Silver Bell Anklet
$9

Fringe Sterling Silver Ankle...
$115

Gemstone Anklet Apatite Mult...
$85

Beaded Anklet, Yellow and Wh...
$25

Sunflower Yellow Czech Glass...
$20

Pearl Anklet Colour Block Go...
$35

Turquoise Brass Chain Anklet
$9

Rose Quartz Bead Brass Ankle...
$9

Butterfly Charm Anklet Yello...
$16

Pearl Anklet Copper Rose Kes...
$40

Yellow anklet, tatted anklet...
$40

Black and Red Anklet
$9

Beaded Pearl Slave Anklet, B...
$21

Red Silver Victorian Lace Be...
$27

22 comments:

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    1. Awesome! I'm in with you on those crazy hats one too :)

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  2. Love anklets!! They're fun to wear and to make! Depending on when you had the blog hop, I might be able to join in the fun, so keep us all posted because it would be a really fun one to do!

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    1. Shel, great! What dates work for you? I am a crazy hamster myself right now, so its probably not happening any time soon :(

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  3. I'm not a fan of anklets. I don't like to draw attention to my feet. However, I'm not opposed to making an anklet! Count me in for your blog hop!!

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    1. Awwww...your poor feet, they work the hardest for you! Adorn them! And thanks for joining in :) Will think up a sign ups post soon :)

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  4. I like it! Looking forward to the sign up post.

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    1. Thanks Ginger, I will write one up soon!

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  5. That might be fun. I've never made an anklet yet.

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    1. Kay...same here..my little niece asked me for one, but I made her a bracelet instead/

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  6. I think that would be fun! depending on the date (we start the competition season soon) I might be able to participate :)

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  7. the last one is such a beauty! I love the red shade.

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  8. Yeh anklets! Count me in. Would give it a try making some anklets and I love blog hops.... Seeing what others are doing with the same theme or thoughts. The shops you mentioned are awesome.

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  9. I'll join a certain echo I'm hearing! This sounds like such a fun, unique challenge! While I bet all of these would look terrific on you and others, Kashmira, not so on me. But I have a niece or two I bet would love them! I'm game if it's not coming up too soon. Have to finish some other major projects first. But sounds like a lot of fun and hope I can join! --Sharyl

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  10. The world does NOT want to see me in ankle bracelets....I got my father's legs and my Mom's moustache...but that sounds like a good idea! It's always good to have an alternative to bracelets, earrings and necklaces.

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  11. I would love to join.. I have such a collection of anklets and toe rings..

    micheladas68@comcast.net

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  12. I want in for sure. I have a feeling this is going to be a big summer for anklets.

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  13. Hello earring swap partner!

    This looks like a fun challenge. I've never made or worn anklets, but I've always admired them. I'd love to join in for this one as well!

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  14. Just love the yellow anklet - yellow says summer!! Nice blog.

    Jewelry Online <a

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