Free Summer Anklet Project

May 20, 2012

Just in time for showing off your tan legs and super-cute sandals this summer, I've created a fun anklet that you can make in a matter of minutes. The finished size of the anklet shown is 9 1/4".

What you'll need:

  • 11 dusty rose size 6° seed beads, or other small glass beads, about 4mm in size
  • 5 copper or brass 12mm charms (I used decorative floral copper chain from The Lipstick Ranch that I disassembled)
  • 2 sterling silver 3mm jump rings
  • 5 copper or brass 6mm jump rings (I used rings that were part of the floral chain that I disassembled)
  • 6 copper 1 1/2" head pins
  • 1 sterling silver 5x10mm lobster clasp with tab
  • 8 1/2" of sterling silver 3x4mm chain
  • Wire cutters
  • Round-nose pliers
  • 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

Now let's get started!

1. Use one 3mm jump ring to attach one half of the clasp to one end of the chain.

2. String 1 seed bead on each 6mm jump ring.

3. Use one 6mm jump ring to attach 1 charm to the center of the chain.

4. In the same manner, add 1 charm to the chain, 12 links to the left of the center charm. Add 1 charm 12 links to the left of the previous charm.

5. Repeat Step 4 on the right half of the chain.

6. Use 1 head pin to string 1 seed bead; form a simple loop that attaches to the chain midway between two of the charms. Repeat using remaining head pins and seed beads, and spacing the seed-bead dangles evenly between the charms.

7. Use one 3mm jump ring to attach the other half of the clasp to the free end of the chain.


The inspiration for my anklet came from this sweet little anklet I found on Etsy (left). I'm also fond of this garnet bracelet I found on the Sundance web site--if only it were large enough to fit around my ankle!

Happy Summer! And have fun creating!

Debbie Blair, Managing Editor

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on May 25, 2012 9:32 AM

You all got to learn about me in Danielle Fox's post from earlier this week --now it's Debbie

SusanC@206 wrote
on May 26, 2012 11:36 AM

Hmmm. I've been reading a lot of blog posts about Etsy and its policies lately.

It seems to me that the shop that produced the 'sweet little anklet' is the type that folks are blogging about. I wonder if ONE individual artist hand crafted-beaded-stitched the 544 items that are currently in the shop.

If yes, then I am impressed.

Thank you for the free project.

on Jun 12, 2012 11:49 AM

After my mom saw the summer anklet I whipped up for my blog a couple of weeks ago, she requested one

on Aug 17, 2012 9:51 PM

In last week's blog , I mentioned the fact that my mom was quite fond of the Summer Anklet I shared