Summer has arrived in Ottawa! Yesterday was 37C with the humidex and today is slated to be a repeat. Our winters last way too long so as you can imagine the anklet is a bit under represented locally. So when Kashmira Patel of Sadafulee…always in bloom! suggested an anklet blog hop I knew it would be a great creative stretch since I can’t remember if I’ve ever made one.
I had the ideas floating around a while. I found my little stash of Indian bells when I signed up so I knew those would be part of the design. The rest all changed on the fly, and I only sat down to actually construct it last night. Thankfully it behaved.
Textured and coloured polymer discs knotted on to brown leather with bells in font. Then the loop of silk ribbon lets this be size adjustable, and oh so comfy to sport. Since I was going for larger elements, and bumpy ones at that, I opted to just have a section so you can slide it to a safe spot when you say cross your legs sitting on the ground. I decided not to shoot a video to show off the soft little tingle that the bells make. But I did rise to the unofficial challenge of modeling the anklet.
I had it tied a bit too tight so the polymer elements were standing right up but a little slack and they sit nicely across the front of the foot. I just slid it over to the side here for “ease” of photographing it (I really do have toes, just not in this pic).
It’s not like me to ever remember to make a matching pair of earrings for a necklace, but for an anklet, of course!
I really must go make a whole bunch of earrings as I have a craft show tomorrow and I’m getting a little freaked out about my readiness. I can’t wait to see what everyone came up with, I’m sure there will be many stunning and creative anklets to see from this bunch. Big thanks to Kashmira for hosting and inspiring us all to decorate those ankles!