DIY Anklet

These days we’re all for reincorporating the anklet back into our accessory repertoire. Made with thin chain and tiny charms, delicate anklets are the perfect summer trinket for those beachy bare feet or barely there sandals. This week’s DIY requires only two pairs of pliers and a handful of accessible supplies – which can then be used to make bracelets and necklaces, too!

You’ll need:

Cut the chain to length by measuring it around the ankle. Using the pliers in a back and forth motion, open the jump ring that is attached to the lobster clasp. Thread one end of the chain onto the ring. Close the ring.

Thread the wishbone charm onto the chain. Thread the chain onto the 4mm jump ring and close it with the pliers.

Honestly, that’s it! How incredibly easy was that?!

The same method can be applied to a bracelet or necklace – just search for charms online and you’re ready to make charm jewelry all summer long!

(all images by HonestlyWTF)

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74 Comments

  1. Ina wrote:

    Nice post! I also change or make jewelry stuff especially earrings and necklaces. Your pictures are also really nice 🙂

    7.10.12
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  2. Tabetha wrote:

    Very sweet & easy {I love anklets, they just scream summertime!}

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

    7.10.12
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  3. Messy wrote:

    Love this! I have a necklace that just broke with a wishbone charm – I may just ahve to upcycle it! 🙂
    Thanks for the idea!
    Cheers,
    Messy

    7.10.12
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  4. Votre Amie wrote:

    YAAY! THat anklet is back! Looks super delicate and chic in those photos. Can’t wait to give this a go with one of my broken necklaces!
    x
    http://www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

    7.10.12
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  5. Tanya wrote:

    so pretty and delicate xx

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  6. Sarah wrote:

    It’s gorgeous! I love the delicate chain.

    Sarah x
    http://www.tellhershesdreaming.com

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  7. angelessya wrote:

    lovely!… nice work!
    · http://fashionamimanera.blogspot.com

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  8. I love it!!! it’s simple but it’s so cute!!!

    http://thestelstyle.com/

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  9. Lovely and simple.

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  10. Wren wrote:

    What do you use to cut the chain? Just wondering what works best without marring the metal! Thanks!

    7.10.12
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    • Erica wrote:

      @Wren you can use wire cutters or even a pair of nail clippers. also, the chain is thin enough that it wouldn’t destroy a normal pair of scissors.

      7.10.12
  11. Love the photographs 🙂

    http://stainsofpaint.blogspot.com/

    7.10.12
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  12. Lorna wrote:

    this is so cute! really love a wishbone piece of jewellery!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Cassandra wrote:

    Amazing DIY! It doesn’t look like it’s DIY

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    7.10.12
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  14. Love the wishbone charm.
    I’m throwing a Shopbop or Net-A-Porter Gift Card Giveaway in my blog. Come check it out! xoxo
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    7.10.12
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  15. Carol wrote:

    I loved it!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and the top places to go in Vegas:

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

    7.10.12
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  16. Karla V wrote:
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  17. This is so cute! I think I’m going to try this out cuz I love DIY’s!

    I did a cool new nail design on my blog you can check out: http://superbeautyguru.com/colorful-geometric-nail-design-tutorial/

    7.10.12
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  18. style-xyz wrote:

    nice!

    7.10.12
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  19. Simple, elegant and chic! Love it!

    Thanks for all the wonderful tips and inspiration!

    Chelsea
    http://www.heelsandsunkissedcurls.com

    7.10.12
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  20. Natalie wrote:

    really cool with that wishbone!

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  21. super cute 🙂 thanks for sharing!

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  22. Michele wrote:

    Thanks for reminding me to wear mine from 1965 it is as beautiful now as it was then and it still fits exactly right and we just celebrated our 41st anniversary so the engraving is still correct.

    7.10.12
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  23. Britte wrote:

    Très joli ! J’aime
    Vi

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  24. So simple. I was going to buy something like this but now we’ll see…

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  25. You make me feel like I should start making DIY jewelry asap! 🙂

    7.11.12
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  26. Thats really cute, I like how thin it is.
    http://turquoisewildflower.blogspot.com

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  27. aylin wrote:

    Cute and easy to make. Thanks for sharing! <3

    -http://thedailyposh.blogspot.com

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  28. Emilie wrote:

    Such a great DIY – will definitely be trying it myself! 🙂

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/ebBracelets

    7.11.12
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  29. Liya wrote:

    I love anklets and this looks easy to do, I think I might try it! Great pics….
    http://www.PrettyEnergy.com

    7.11.12
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  30. Anne wrote:

    LOVE this look for summer. I am always looking to accent with dainty pieces that are chic and feminine. My latest obsession is with http://www.mykitsch.com/jewelry/ . They have a new line of jewelry that has pieces just like this. I also am going to attempt to make them on my own after reading this!!

    7.11.12
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  31. Laura wrote:

    The most easiest things are so beautiful 🙂 amazing post! Thank you

    http://www.lauravaluta.blogspot.com

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  32. Lauren wrote:

    Love this anklet for summer! I recently wore this anklet with a dress and pair of Chinese Laundry pumps and I got so many compliments!

    7.11.12
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  33. Octavia wrote:

    This is such a great DIY! I love tiny pendants like the wishbone!
    I think you would like my website http://www.amazine.com
    You can create your own collages of your DIY’s.
    See Laurens here: http://www.amazine.com/story/400855

    7.12.12
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  34. Octavia wrote:

    sorry I ment see Lauren’s example of your work here!

    7.12.12
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  35. Octavia wrote:

    You have some really great creative DIY ideas and inspiration on your blog!
    I think you would like my website http://www.amazine.com
    You can create your own collages of your DIY’s or thoughts!
    See an example of Laurens here: http://www.amazine.com/story/400855
    Let me know what you think!

    7.12.12
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  36. Cristina wrote:

    Anklets are the best little diy’s because they are short and sweet, but extra satisfying to wear <3

    http://www.mostlyclothes.com/

    7.12.12
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  37. Kelly wrote:

    Pretty! I love the wishbone charm 🙂

    http://mustbebeautiful.blog.com

    7.13.12
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  38. Marj wrote:

    Omg! That is so cute. You guys makes everything so easy !

    7.13.12
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  39. Abigail wrote:

    Very pretty! I am a big fan of your diy’s, as they are very similar to what I sell! 🙂

    7.18.12
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  40. chantal wrote:

    Very cute! I also have a wishbone necklace, would be a nice combo

    7.26.12
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  41. vyvy wrote:

    very cute!!i really love your blogg<3

    8.7.12
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  42. Mimi wrote:

    I got all my ‘ingredients’ stated above…placing the jump ring into the chain is close to impossible! It takes a long time, you Ned patience. Not as simple and effortless it seems on the pics, FYI 🙂

    3.23.13
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  43. Katie wrote:

    hope its okay if I mention you on my blog? I have just started blogging and wanted to feature this DIY on it. Let me know if you don’t want me to! ( it probably won’t go up for a few days or weeks, i need to get some nerve to do it!)

    4.28.13
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  44. hi… your jewelry designs are beautiful! how to get in touch with you?

    5.28.13
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  45. Petalee wrote:

    This is so cute <3 Just made one myself and I'm loving it 😀

    8.13.13
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  46. 8/24..I wanted to say that I liked your hand crafted made bracelett.

    8.24.13
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  47. Lisa wrote:

    You have a wonderful eye for designing…>Can you incorporate any of our products into your DIY projects? We are a supplier of chandelier crystals

    9.8.13
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  48. Amy wrote:

    Great idea! I am going to try this one out.

    11.12.13
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  49. Great design. this is adorable. Your designs are really really good!

    12.18.13
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  50. Gorgeous and simple idea. Thank you for sharing!

    1.4.14
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  51. Silvie wrote:

    How did you get the jump ring through the chain? I’m having a lot of trouble attaching the clasp and closure to the chain…

    6.20.14
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  52. Doreen wrote:

    cute and simple! I love your works as always, thank you!
    http://fashionornaments.wordpress.com/

    9.25.14
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    9.15.15
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  54. Olivia :D wrote:

    I absolutely loved this anklet you made! It’s the perfect combination of something simple and stylish . Love it!!!

    4.14.17
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