Turquoise Ankle Bracelet with Toe Ring and Buddha
I was just daydreaming about a white beach with palm trees and suddenly I got such a need to make this beautiful anklet bracelet. It might be a bit too cold in the Netherlands right now, but I'm sure you'll find a reason and place to show off this gem.
Black leather 3mm
Turquoise gemstone beads 4mm
Turquoise beads oval
Turquoise beads Buddha
Miyuki beads turquoise (You can choose the color you like best)
Large lobster Clasp Silver 21mm
End cap for 3mm cord
Flower Beads Silver 5mm
Split rings 5mm
How to make this:
- First, measure the leather around your ankle and cut it off, it's better if it hangs a little, but keep in mind that the clasp is about 2cm and you're also using an extension chain.
Stick both ends of the leather in an end cap and you can already attach to 1 side the split ring with extension chain and to the other end cap the split ring with lobster clasp
- Now thread the 4mm turquoise and the flower beads onto nylon thread, just as long as the leather. Tie the ends of the wire around a split ring (or a 4mm jumpring) and attach the split rings to both end caps (you can secure the knots made with nylon wire and elastic using clear nail polish)
- Put the headpin through the buddha bead, make loop at the bottom and top with round-nosed pliers and attach it to the leather and to the beaded cord. It is important that you do this nicely in the middle (the clasp will be at the back of your ankle)
- Now thread on nylon wire (or elastic if you prefer) the oval and 4mm turquoise beads, measure the length from your ankle strap to your toe where you will put the ring. 1 Side of the nylon thread you attach to the beaded cord with a double knot. You leave enough thread at the other end so you can easily tie it around the toe ring later.
- Finally, thread the miyukis onto elastic and when it fits nicely around your toe, knot the elastic so you have a ring. You tie the nylon thread to the ring and your ankle bracelet is done!
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