Saturday, 1 June 2013

Anklet blog hop reveal!

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.

anklet on

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!

anklet earrings

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!

Kashmira Patel
Kaushambi ShahWill post on Kashmira's blog - am waiting for her entry
Jean Wells
Mischelle Fanucchi
Shellie Grindie
Ginger Bishop
Monique U
Cynthia Machata
Kay Thomerson
Mimi Gardner
Anindita Basu
Rita (Toltec Jewels)
Gina Hockett
Tammie Everly
Jessica Murray
Dyanne Cantrell
Ema Kilroy
Emma Todd
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson
Cheri Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Michelle Buettner
Sandra McGriff
Stephanie Weiss
Shelley Graham Turner
Vickie Foley
Lynda Carson
Roxanne Mendoza


  1. OOOO lala Emma~ WOW I LOVE this~ especially those darling little bells` great job :-D

  2. Very sexy design, Emma... I'm glad you thought of those bells: if anyone fails to "see" the anklet they will be sure to "hear" it. Yay!

  3. Very the bells and the I like the way the little discs circle the ankle. And kudos for the modeling. I'm sorry to say that was one challenge I was not up to. Great job.

  4. Like your anklet and your earrings, really pretty and summer fun! Great Job!

  5. This is so cute. I really like your polymer beads/buttons and the bells. I love the bells. I like that its just a section, too so it will lay better. Very pretty.

  6. I like both the earrings and anklet. I love gray and lavender together. Well done!

  7. I love your use of the silk and the discs and the bells...ok I just love it. Nice touch making matching earrings too.

  8. As always, I am in awe of what you made! This totally fits my imaginary "unique, never-done-before, utterly stunning" design! You "manifest" my dream again (yah, I still remember ;)
    All the best with the show, Emma! You'll do great!

    And thanks much for joining!

  9. I can not figure out what the circles and bells remind me of, but it's such a great design feature. Beautifully done.

  10. How pretty! I love the polymer beads with the little bells!

  11. WOW!! Not only do I want the anklet, but the earrings too.. I love the lavender and the bells are too cute. What a fun set.

  12. This is such a cute design and I love the colors!!! I hope your craft show was successful!

  13. Very cute design, I love it! The bells are perfect, and I know it would be fun to wear. Great job!

  14. oh man! LOVE this! those are the bells I was looking for but could not find in my search for the materials for this hop! GORGEOUS! they must sound great, and really loving that clay. great pieces

  15. This is to die for, love love love it!

  16. So cute and playful with the bells! I love that you made matching earrings too. :)

  17. Love the color, stringing material, and the bells! Great design!

  18. Great color and I love the bells!

  19. I love the bells! Your design is beautiful! Wonderful job!

  20. Brilliant design! Love the Indian bells and the polymer discs -- so cool and pretty! Gorgeous! Thanks for modeling too. Nice to see the anklet on. Great job! Enjoy wearing your anklet this summer!

  21. Emma, your designs are so pretty and very striking (not to mention the photos are amazing!). I think your earrings will be a huge hit at the shows - I'd wear them in a heartbeat!


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