Anklets, which are sometimes called "ankle bracelets," are a type of
foot jewelry that, like their wrist-bound counterparts, can be found
in various forms. Actually, they enjoy an even greater variety
then wrist bracelets, because women will often wear simple, homemade
anklets that they would never think of putting on their wrists.
This is, perhaps, some of the reason for their appeal. A girl
can be walking barefoot down the mall - attractive already, to be sure
- but if she has even the simplest, homemade, string anklet, she is
even that much lovlier. It shows not only that she is not
ashamed to be seen in her bare feet, but that she thought enough of
the people who would be seeing them to spend a little extra time to
make them even nicer.
This is the stuff of true beauty. What a shame it is that so
few people seem to understand and to appreciate it.
So, this is what I encourage you men to do: Make your favorite lady
a gift of a homemade anklet. It's easy to do, but she will
appreciate the time and effort you put into it.
And, if you are a lady who has happened by this site, know that by
adding something as simple as a homemade anklet to your barefoot
wardrobe, you will increase your appeal to the men in your life
Homemade Rubber Band Anklet
To help you get started, here are the instructions to make a very
nice looking, yet very simple and inexpensive, homemade anklet.
Before creating the anklet, you must assemble the following items:
- 15 - 20 rubber bands (depending on their size; they must be big
enough to stretch around your hand, but not too big)
- 1 twist tie
- 1 pen/pencil
- 1 paper clip (or a keyring, or any other small, open, metal loop)
Here are the step-by-step instructions:
- With your hand facing you,
place one of the rubber
bands around your index
- Twist the band one-half
turn, then loop it over
your middle finger.
- Do the same again,
looping it around your
- Repeat for your little finger.
Throughout steps 2 - 4,
make sure that you are
twisting the band in the
- Turn your hand over.
- Take another rubber band
and loop it over your
- Twist the band one-half turn,
making sure that it is in
the opposite direction
from the way you twisted it
in steps 2 - 4. Loop the
band over your next finger.
- Repeat until you have
reached your index finger,
twisting each time in the
opposite direction as you
did in steps 2 - 4.
- Turn your hand back over.
- Starting with your little
finger, pull the loop of the
bottom band (i.e. the one
you put on first) and
stretch it over to the back
side of your finger.
- Repeat for the other three
Put the rubber band on your
Now, since the last band you
index finger, give it a one-half
twist in the same direction
as you did in steps 2 - 4, then
loop it over your middle finger.
put on was with your hand
facing away from you, this
next band must be put on
with your hand facing you,
just like with the first band.
- Repeat as in steps 3 - 4.
- Now, pull the bottom loop
on your little finger,
stretching it back over your
finger, just as you did in
- Repeat as in steps 10 - 11.
- Turn your hand back over.
- Place another band, starting with your little finger, twisting the
opposite way again, and looping it over each finger (as in steps 6 - 8).
- Repeat steps 9 - 11.
When it becomes long enough
Keep repeating this process,
that you believe it will wrap
comfortably around an ankle,
grab and hold on to the loose
end. Make sure not to pull it
free or allow it to unravel.
turning your hand back-and-
forth, until you see a
to form down the back of your
- Take the pen or pencil. Carefully remove the loops from your
fingers and place them around the pencil. You should get
something that looks like this:
- Put the twist tie through
the loops of the loose end.
- Stretch the loops on the
pencil and insert the twist
- Pull the twist tie until
the loops are almost all
the way through.
- Remove the twist tie.
- Stretch the loops and
pull the entire anklet
through the loops.
- Put the paper clip through
the loops that are on the
- Remove the loops from the pencil.
That's it! You now have a beautiful anklet that cost basically
For the pendant, you can stay with the paper clip for the "This is
obviously a homemade anklet" look, or you can replace it with something
more extravagant. Any kind of pendant or charm can be clipped on
to add the right style for the occasion.
You can also use different colors of rubber band if you want to dress
it up even more. Replacing every third band with a
different-colored one gives a neat effect.
Rubber bands are just one idea. Some other things you could use
The possibilities are endless!
- Long grass
- Tree branches (the young, flexible ones)
- Random bits of string
- Styrofoam peanuts and thread
Show your barefoot beauty how much you care. Make her a homemade
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