I've always loved Indian and Middle Eastern style anklets--especially those with metal discs that resemble tiny coins. As frequently as I wear long, flowing skirts that would look lovely with a pair of those anklets, I've never worn an anklet. I suppose that I can attribute that to growing up with a mother who was certain that only "loose women" (her words) wore anklets. I dared not buy or wear any while I was young and I've somehow let that prevent me from wearing any now that I'm older and should be doing what I want.
I had planned to create a pair of anklets with tiny bronze "coins" but getting ready for two markets got in the way. I never got around to firing them. I then decided to make use of some roughly faceted carnelian beads that I've had sitting around. They are drilled with much smaller holes than I had expected. 22 gauge copper wire fits so, an anklet is a good use for them. I also had four leftover prehnite rondelles. I love the combination of the persimmon orange and light green. I had considered hanging each bead as a tiny dangle but I was almost out of the chain that I wanted to use. I, instead, rosary wrapped them into an extremely simple anklet. I usually make four wraps but only made three so that each link would be ever-so-slightly shorter than usual. That makes the anklet drape a bit better while still ensuring that each bead is securely linked to the next. I finished the anklet with a simple fish hook style clasp which lays flat and wears rather well. I had been concerned that it might be a bit too big but it's not.
Roughly faceted carnelians, prehnite rondelles, and 22 g copper with 20 g clasp
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