Summer Hobby – Making Colorful Anklets
Last summer I started making these wrap bracelet/friendship bracelets because they’re easy — much easier than the other types of friendship bracelets that are a series of knots. I don’t have the patience for that. *shrugs* I do like making hemp macrame, though when I have the time. I made some anklets and bracelets like that for my friends and family last summer and for some reason, probably because it’s now summer again, I started making them again. I tried something new with the crisscross design and I didn’t think people would like them so much.
After I made one for myself, everybody wanted one! Friends of friends also want them and said they would pay for them. They said that people sell anklets/bracelets like this with beads and charms like I was making them, for $5 a piece. I might not sell them for that much, but I starting to consider making them to sell on Etsy or just in person. I can get the string for pretty cheap at wal-mart and hobby stores. I used glitter pony beads on my cousin’s anklet and a peace sign charm on my mom’s. I really wish now that I had taken pictures of them, but I’ll be making more very soon. I already have plenty of cute beads and charms that I’ve collected over the years, but I really want some colorful clay beads, though, since they would look great with the colorful string I used to make the bracelets. I’ve always loved the “hippie” style of jewelry, with the wooden or natural clay beads, or the colorful Fimo beads with the designs in them. I’m going to make one to match my bathing suit, next.