Saturday, June 1, 2013

Anklet Blog Hop Reveal

(If you're looking for my AJE reveal with SueBeads component, click here)
Well I managed to sign myself up for 4 challenges/reveals within a month time. When I was doing this they all sounded like so much fun, I wasn't paying attention to the time frame.  This is the 3rd of the 4. The last one comes on June 7th.  Sadafulee had posted about having a blog hop with anklets.  I like anklets and have a few, but always forget to wear them.  And I've never tried making one. (Or if I have it was a LONG time ago)  But I figured it couldn't be that hard.  Plus, I used to make macramé jewelry back in the 70's when it first became popular in small town Missouri where I lived and had been trying my hand at it again little by little.  I made a macramé hanger for one of my fused glass pieces and incorporated small shells. I made a macramé guitar strap for my son for one of his guitars, so I thought, what better than to make a macramé anklet.  I had won some great little tube beads a while back and had some macramé cord left over from the 70's that would go great with these beads. Plus I dug through a stash of other beads I'd won and found some great Onyx beads in the brownish/orange color in the beads and that would go great with my macramé cord.  So I picked out my orange and beige waxed nylon cords and the beads and got ready to start. I also knew I wanted to try a sliding clasp for this anklet as I'd been reading about these and had just seen one on a friend's bracelet, so found a tutorial about how to do it and got started.  I couldn't finish it like she suggested as I didn't have any needles that would go back up through my knots, but I just knotted and tied off like I used to and I think it turned out great. This way I can open it up to slip on over my foot and then adjust it to fit my ankle and have little dangles.  I used some small Czech faceted glass beads I had for the dangles in a coordinating brown color.  I love it. Now to get to wear it. And best of all I still have 3 of the tube beads left to make something else or another one to sell, give away or something.  What do you think?  Do you like macramé?  Would you wear this?

 


I never realized how hard it is to photograph an anklet or anything while wearing it, but I wanted to show it on the ankle. Check out all the participants and see how each one met the challenge of creating an anklet/anklets.  I only had time to create one anklet due to time constraints.  However I will be creating more.  For some reason I can't get the list of participants to post properly, so please visit Kashmira's Blog and see what everyone else created.

And if you're looking for some of my other Jewelry, Stained Glass, Mosaic or Fused Glass Kreationz for your Home or Garden, be sure to check out my shop, KayzKreationz.  Thanks for stopping by.

21 comments:

Skye said...

Love! I see a few of us gravitated towards oranges for this ;) lol I love the sliding knot idea :) I can't do macrame...I have a tendency to get myself knotted up more then the thread ;) but I love seeing what other people can do with it :) Great work! And yes, we should all give in and keep making the anklets everyone else is inspiring us to make now lol

Tammie Everly said...

Kay - this is great. I love the sliding knot idea for this application. Such a warm and rustic feeling, great for casual summer outfits

Mimi Gardner said...

Love it, Kay! I've always wanted to learn those sliding clasps, and the macrame is the perfect beachy touch. Great job!

Ginger Bishop said...

I love bracelets that close that way, but I'd never dare give it try. (Yes, I know that yours is an anklet.) Love your colors too.

Jean A. Wells said...

I love your anklet. I think macramé is a natural for anklets and is softer against the leg than chain. Love oranges too. Great job.

freshbakeddesigns said...

Macrame seems like such a great choice for a summer look! And I love the turquoise and orange combo. Love the sliding knot too and the danglie bits add some flare.

Lynda

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

I love both the colour and design, Kay... and looks so comfy. I will definitely try more macramé in future, I can tie a few knots but don't remember much about designing!

Shel said...

This is great! LOVE the colors in this, too. I have a macrame one in the works,..decided on it after I did a 'bollywood' style bracelet for my sister last week and the slide clasp is going to work perfectly for an anklet. And, it is hard to photograph your own anklet while it's on your ankle, isn't it?!! You did a good job though, that's for sure!

Kashmira said...

I would totally wear this!!! LOVE the colors and the dangles are darling! Your knotting is super perfect...I tried this once and there are some strange things going on in there, lol. Is macrame cord different from regular cotton cord? And what kind of cord have you used for the dangle? Its so delicate, love it!

Thanks a million for joining in and staying in with all the other things going on!

Cheri said...

I love this macramé style and the color and beads you chose make it a wonderful summer look!!

Emakaye said...

Oh yes I would wear it! I love it. Nicely done. I am so inspired by all the different styles of anklets I'm seeing. Lovin' this blog hop.

ACBeads said...

I love your anklet, especially the colours and the sliding knot. I would definitely use it as a bracelet. Macramé is in trend again. Have a nice weekend. Ana

kmorgan said...

Very pretty Kay! I love macrame. It's been a long time. You did a great job & the color scheme is "so you"! I love it! I'm planning to continue making anklets from here on out & make myself wear them. :0

Dyanne Cantrell said...

Very pretty!

Micheladas said...

Kay I love the colors your picked out and the sliding knot in place of a clasp is a brilliant idea. Makes it soo much easier to put on and off. Great job.

Roxanne Mendoza said...

Wonderful job! So pretty and can be worn daily. :)

Freestyle Elements said...

Love your anklet, and the sliding knot is a creative way to address the problem of getting them on sometimes, lol! Since it makes it adjustable, it would be great for all sizes of ankles! Love it! Gina H

AntiquityTravelers said...

what a great design! I love the pull cord technique ... I've been wanting to try that!!

Kepi said...

Great summer color, so vibrant. just lovely!

Libellula Jewelry said...

Like Skye mentioned, several of us chose orange--we must be thinking of the Summer sun.

Nice macrame work and I love the fact that your cord was a leftover from the '70s. I see that you hold onto things like I do!

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Love the yummy orange colorway and pretty macrame. Wonderful summer design! Love! Enjoy wearing your pretty anklet this summer :)