DIY Shell Embellished Ankle Cuffs

We’re bringing you not one, but two, DIYs today thanks to our friends at Free People. In today’s guest post, they will be demonstrating how to make these beachy ankle cuffs with cowrie shells and beads!

The weather is starting to show signs of cooling down where we are in Philly, but we wanted to prolong the sweet days of summer with one last beachy DIY. We were incredibly inspired by the embellished ankle cuffs seen here by Gold Oron, and wanted to make some of our own. These beachy cuffs are a fun way to add a “washed ashore” feeling to your everyday ankle skinny denim, and can even be worn alone as you walk along the beach barefoot during these final days of summer.


You’ll need:

  • 2 pieces of 8×10″ suede
  • fabric scraps
  • 3-6 buttons
  • 1-2 pieces of 12″ suede cord or other sturdy string
  • lots of beachy beads
  • needle
  • thread
  • scissors
  • marker

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Casbah Cove

Built high on a hill above Palm Desert, just 2 hours outside of Los Angeles, is a Moroccan-style riad called Casbah Cove. Not a single detail was missed when constructing the estate as craftsmen from Morocco spent many months carving wood, stone, plaster and brass. The archways, custom tiles, windows, lanterns, and seventy-five foot salt water lap pool lined with black granite are so luxuriously over the top . . . but oh so beautiful

Casbah Cove 2

Casbah Cove 3

Casbah Cove 1


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