Jun 1, 2013

Anklet Blog Hop!!

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Today's the day for the Anklet Blog Hop hosted by the sweet and super talented Kashmira Patel with
(Remember the earring swap the two of us did here?)



 
 
  
I used to make anklets all the time and for some silly reason, haven't made any in a couple of years. My sister wears a few of mine at a time on her ankle most of the year (except the winter months) and I usually have one or two on in the summer as well. 
 
 
Anklets are a different bread of adornment, if you ask me. They not only take the focus off our upper features but they put it square at our feet. That makes some people rather uncomfortable, while it's truly welcomed by others.
 
Anklets require a bit of careful thought when creating them too because they tend to sit right on your little ankle bone, thus designating the beads be just right so as not to poke their wearer or be to 'clunky/chunky' to walk around in.
 
The beads, chain and findings used in anklets must function properly with out smacking your other ankle in the side (ouch!) as you walk, run, jump and dance (!) all day and they must be very well constructed because let's face it - we're tough on our feet! 
I like anklets (both wearing them and creating them!) and think they're a fun way to express yourself.



 
I think Anklets are sexy!

I feel young and vibrant when wearing anklets.
 
Kind of like a free-spirited, beach babe!

(It's okay, you can laugh,....I did as I wrote that!)

 
Free-Spirited, Hippie-Chick, Beach Babe - complete with "Peace Out"
Anklet and Silver Triple Peace Sign Toe Ring (a gift from my hubby and son).
 
 
Sometimes, just like any other piece of jewelry, anklets can transform you into that super-chic, sexy, dressed-to-the-nines, classy, going to the opera kinda of gal,...with rhinestones and gold chain adorning your ankles while your feet are tucked so sexily into your black stilettos, who wouldn't feel special and elite?!
 

 
This is a more 'dressy' type of anklet.  I like creating "S" clasps for anklets
because they lie flat against your ankle and are easy to get on/off!
 
Sometimes anklets make you feel loved and are a source of comfort and security and have great sentimental value to you due to the memories they hold because of the means by which you acquired said anklet - say your true love gifted you one and lovingly placed it upon your ankle.
How perfectly romantic, right?!


Sleek, Go with Anything Anklet created with Swarovski Crystals
and Silver Bali Daisy Spacers
 
 
Or, they remind you of having fun in the sand, running on the beach in the summer, the salty, sea air kissing your skin as the water tickles your feet! (this would be the dream that runs through my head as I don my anklets!)


I had fun playing around with some photo editing of all these pics, too!
 
I thought it was a fun idea to do anklet blog hop when Kashmira mentioned it and other than her request for us to just create something we love, there weren't really any other guidelines. She was super organized though and gave us tons of prompts, links and Pinterest boards to drool over and to help us with our designs. (Thank you!!)

I had to to be my own model and get the pics all on my own, too.
So, sorry for the tile floor pics, but I took them looking into the mirror of the closet
in our master bath!   :-)
 
 
I had a lot of fun creating some new anklets for this blog hop.

I already have a bunch of leather and pearl anklets (imagine that!) and Bali-bead ones that I've created over the years, so I tried to create ones that were a bit different than the ones I already had. 

Can you tell which one is my favorite
that I've been wearing all week?!


Yep!!

"Peace Out, Baby!"

 
Thanks Kashmira for a hosting such a cool blog hop - it's been fun!


 Now, hop on over to every one else's blog and see what beautiful designs they've created to adorn their ankles!!


Until Next Time,


Peace, Love and Adorn Those Ankles, Baby!!

Cheers,
~Shel~



Anklet Blog Hop Participants:



Kashmira Patel                                    Http://www.Sadafulee.blogspot.com
 
Kaushambi Shah                                 Will Post On Kashmira’s blog
Jean Wells                                           http://www.jeanawells.blogspot.com
Mischelle Fanucchi                             http://www.micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
Shellie Grindie                                    http://www.creativeeclectica.com
Ginger Bishop                                     http://www.lilmummlikes.blogspot.com
Monique U                                          http://www.ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata                                 http://www.antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
Susan                                                   http://www.libellulajewelry.blogspot.com
Kay Thomerson                                   http://www.kayzkreationz.blogspot.com
Mimi Gardner                                     http://www.othercuriosities.blogspot.com
Anindita Basu                                     http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
Rita (Toltec Jewels)                            http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com
Gina Hocket                                        http://www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com
Tammie Everly                                    http://www.ttedesigns.blogspot.com
Dyanne Cantrell                                  http://www.deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
Ema Kilroy                                          http://www.emakdesigns.com/blog
Emma Todd                                        http://www.apolymerpenchant.blogspot.com
K. Morgan                                           http://www.texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson                    http://www.sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com
Cheri Reed                                          http://www.creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Rochelle Brisson                                 http://www.acreativechelle.blogspot.com
Michelle Buettner                               http://www.misheldesigns.blogspot.com
Sandra McGriff                                  http://www.skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com
Stephanie Weiss                                  http://www.uniquelymebwd.blogspot.com
Shelley Graham Turner                       http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Lynda Carson                                     http://www.freshbakeddesigns.blogspot.com
Roxanne Mendoza                              http://www.roxidesigns.blogspot.com
Dagi                                                    http://www.kokopellidesigns.blogspot.com

 


I truly hope you enjoyed seeing all the Anklet Candy today!!

20 comments:

  1. Hey, Shel! Love your collection...one for every occasion a girl has this summer. Have to say my favorite is the first one with the peace sign.
    BTW, your feet with the toe rings are perfect models for anklets!

    Lynda

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  2. Love these! What a fun hop ;)

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  3. Love them all, Shel... so many styles, something for everyone. Peace out, indeed!

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  4. LOL - love the Peace Sign -- (great minds work alike!). Love all of your anklets, your pictures are inspired and I really enjoyed reading your blog all about anklets. You spent way more time reflecting on the effect that anklets have on us than I did - for sure. Chuckled more than once. Great job!

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  5. I like all of your ankle bracelet designs, but I love the colorful one with the peace sign. Really says summer!

    Cheri

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  6. You made so many cute ones. The dressy one is so classy. And your fun in the sun 'Peace' one is too fun and cute. Peace baby. LOL great job.

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  7. Those are all very cute! I used to wear them all of the time - and your right it did make me feel sexy!

    http://www.prettyshinyobject.com/

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  8. Hey gorgeous beach babe...now I can say Michele is pretty head to toe (love the color on those toes, and the toe-ring too!)

    I am having a hard time picking a favorite...they are all so different and pretty. I think I will pick the pearly one if I had to. Very very different from anything I have seen before. You should make more of the pearl and leather ones, I promise they will sell quickly!

    Glad you had fun with this challenge, thanks for joining :)

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  9. Yep! Really enjoyed all the ankle candy! I like the variety - day, night, play, dress. So cool!

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  10. That is some serious ankle candy right there... I love all the designs.. I really do love the one with the gold chain.. very delicate.

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  11. I really like the one with the peace sign, too! Great job, and great model! Gina H

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  12. I love the way you describe wearing an anklet and how young and fun you make it sound. I've never been an anklet wearer (or maker for that matter) but the detail you use about them really makes me think a little more about it. Now, I want to make myself a few. HA!
    I do like the simplicity and fun of your peace sign anklet. Between the bright colors and the simple charm, it's perfect for summer!

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  13. oh wow Shel - these are fantastic! and I can just image you as a beach babe sporting these!

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  14. Oh my! You sure can romance the idea of an anklet! I think I'm gonna have to make me some more after that. I really love the pearl one, especially seeing it on.

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  15. I love all of them! After reading your post now I want to find my old anklets and toe rings! ;)

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  16. What beautiful designs! I must say I'm in love with the pearl and silver one...the dangle is perfect.

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  17. You made a nice assortment of anklets but I really love the pearl anklet the most. It is fabulous!

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  18. Gorgeous designs! I must say the multi-colored one is my favorite!

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  19. Hello free-spirited, beach babe! Love your anklets :) And I agree, they feel wonderful & feel sexy to wear. Adore your silver and pearl design, and wow, the Swarovski & Bali must sparkle! I also love color & your peace anklet is awesome. Have a wonderful summer wearing your pretty anklets, Shel!

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  20. They are all so gorgeous. I think I like the "dress up" one. I jusst love dangles.
    ~Ema

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