Guess what?! It’s time for Ornament Thursday again!
I wasn’t so sure about this month’s topic….according to my mother, my first full sentence was “Get this &%*$(# bug off me!” but I decided to give it a go anyway. 🙂
Anklets are perfect for warmer weather, bare legs, capris, shorts or skirts. I’ve been making quite a few anklets lately, and this design using dragonfly beads from Michael’s is quick, easy and fun!
Gold and silver beads make this a “go with anything” ankle bracelet! Materials listed are for 9 1/2″ anklet. Be sure to measure to get a good fit.
4mm gold-plated round beads (24)
6mm silver-plated round beads (12)
Sterling or pewter dragonfly beads (11)
5mm Bali daisy spacers (24)6mm Bali drum bead (1)
Crimp beads (2)
Tiny toggle clasp
Cut wire 10 1/2″ for 9 1/2″ anklet. Attach ring end of toggle to wire using one crimp bead.
String one gold-plated round bead, one daisy spacer, one silver-plated round bead, one daisy spacer, one gold-plated round bead, dragonfly bead. Repeat pattern 10 times.
After final dragonfly bead, string one gold-plated round bead, the drum bead, and the last gold-plated round bead. Attach bar end of toggle using crimp bead, and run wire back through 2-3 beads on the anklet. Tighten slightly, but not so much that the dragonfly beads don’t lie flat!
Clip excess wire.
Enjoy your DragonFly Anklet, and check out the other Ornament Thursday projects, all on the topic of “Insectica”!
Art Bead Scene Dragonflies are all the rage, art beads & brass combine in a 1920’s inspired necklace.
Humblebeads Flying to a fashionable ear near you, a free project from Humblebeads.
Katie’s Beading Blog Make a fun little winged thing from a handful of wire and beads.
Savvy Crafter- See some cute as a bug pins over on Candie’s blog….
Swelldesigner You’ll get butterflies when you see this summer-inspired necklace with butterfly pendant
The Insects are out Insects are crawling out and about at http design this month as Helen and Michelle get clay happy with some cool designs.