Saturday, June 1, 2013

Anklet blog hop

Here is a pair of anklets I made recently,  motivated by my friend  Kashmira.

Kashmira gave a wonderful link where we could get some ideas about the size and the length of anklets, which I have lost now,  but I remembered  that it can be any where from 8 inches ( petite) to 10 inches ( large).  I double checked it too .

Anklet for a baby
This was made for a baby about nine months old,  as a special jewelry gift  for her auspicious Rice Ceremony. Rice Ceremony is when  the baby eats the first  solid food- ( or rice in our case ) in my culture.  That is  a day when a big party  is called for.

Here, this little girl, Tara has her initial T as a charm in this anklet,  and a tiny silver heart as a clasp.  Her birthstone is peridot, so I chose that gemstone and pearls  for good luck.  These little things dangle from a pair of chains.  One of the silver chains is just a normal rolo and the other sort of curved links.

The length is about 6 1/2 inch.  So when she is older I hope she can also wear it as bracelets.

Now Kashmira did enthuse  a  bunch of jewelry designers like me  in this project, so I am going to go browse all the other ankle goodies now.  Come along with me.

Kashmira Patel
Kaushambi Shah Will post on Kashmira's blog
Jean Wells
Mischelle Fanucchi
Shellie Grindie
Ginger Bishop
Monique U
Cynthia Machata
Kay Thomerson
Mimi Gardner
Anindita Basu
Rita (Toltec Jewels)
Gina Hockett
Tammie Everly
Jessica Murray
Dyanne Cantrell
Ema Kilroy  

Emma Todd
K Morgan
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson
Cheri Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Michelle Buettner
Sandra McGriff
Stephanie Weiss
Shelley Graham Turner
Vickie Foley
Lynda Carson
Roxanne Mendoza


Anonymous said...

What a sweet story for your blog post. Anklet for a baby girl on her special occasion. They are both lovely!


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Oh my, that is SOOOO adorable, and what a precious memory for Tara's parents as she grows. She is sure to treasure it always! Really lovely and meaningful design, Dita!

Cheri said...

That is a great idea and I am sure she will love it when she wears it as an ankle bracelet as well as the bracelet.

Kashmira said...

Now that's a lucky little girl for sure! To have something personalized to the "T" (pun intended!)
Did you make a pair, like we do in India? Did you already give it to her? Its so cute!

Thanks for joining, DitaDi!

Ema Kilroy said...

So very sweet. What a special gift and it is so delicate and beautiful.

ACBeads said...

I love your anklet and the way you've chosen the baby's initial, her birthstone and a heart for the clasp. It's a lovely piece of jewellery. Have a nice weekend. Ana

Dyanne Cantrell said...

I love the fact that you chose an infant for the recipient of your anklet! It is very pretty!!

Micheladas said...

How sweet. Your anklet is soo elegant. I love it.

Freestyle Elements said...

What a special gift, loved the fact that it was for a celebration! It is very beautiful! Gina H

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh how incredibly sweet this is! and what a lovely ceremony to celebrate their first solid foods! that is quite a bit deal as it was with my kids. And such a thoughtful gift that she might has a keepsake to wear later in life. Just perfect

Kepi said...

So beautiful and so thoughtful!

Roxanne Mendoza said...

Love the meaning behind the anklet. So special!

Mimi Gardner said...

So delicate and pretty! What beautiful work and wonderful gift!

Libellula Jewelry said...

Your baby anklet is so precious. I'm sure she will treasure it always. I love that she can wear it as a bracelet as she grows.

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Oh, so sweet! Tara's rice ceramony bracelet is beautiful!! I LOVE the peridot and pearls, and the pretty rolo and curved chains. Simply beautiful, and a unique, wonderful gift for a little one! Thank you for inspiring me. :)

Thomas Jackson said...

It really is amazing how different cultures view things. Something as innocuous as an anklet can be viewed in such vastly different ways! I have really enjoyed your blog hop and appreciate that it prodded me to do something that I should have done ages ago.
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Gwen Miller said...

This is so darling! I love all of the different charms hanging off of it. The color is really cute, I like the green beads and the pearls. My daughter loves ankets, and I'm sure she would love this.

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