Anklets are one of your very favourite pieces of jewelry, but they’re not always practical. Wearing anklets during the winter feels pointless when they’re covered in pants and socks for months at a time! Come summer, however, your shorts will be dug out of the drawers and your ankles will finally be freed!
Check out these 15 easy anklet designs that are easy to make but totally impressive looking with a summer dress or even just your bathing suit.
1. 10-minute knotted ankle bracelet
This simple knotted design by True Blue, Me and You lets you create a delicate anklet with a little bit of eye catching sparkle in barely any time at all! Choose your colours, tie some knots, string some beads, and voila!
2. Ankle “wish bracelets”
If you know how to braid, then you’re all set to make these cute little wish bracelets by Happy Hour Projects! The only challenge is braiding neatly around the little silver beads.
3. Braided charm and seashell ankle bracelets
Here come your braiding skills again! This time, you’ll loop your braids through either the hole in a charm or in the top of a cute, summery seashell. Get the instructions on Josephine Feenstra.
4. Delicate chain anklet
A delicate chain, a clasp, and a bead with a hoop at each end are all you need to make a pretty little anklet like this one from Pretty Designs! It will look sweet and subtle so it doesn’t clash with any of your outfits.
5. Hemp and bead anklet
If you like the idea of braiding with beads but you want something a little more intricate, try this pattern by Crafts Unleashed! Change your colours up for a really bright look or create a nice, neat row of single colours down each side.
6. Recycled jewelry anklet
Plan B shows you how to make adorable, delicate, or chunky anklets by upcycling your old, broken jewelry! Instead of throwing out that snapped necklace or busted bracelet, save it for summer.
7. Family love anklet
One Artsy Mama walks you through the steps for creating an anklet that features beads the same colour as the birthstone of each person in your family. It’s adorable looking and meaningful!
8. Simple woven anklet
Bigger pendants can make an anklet look eye carching and fancy without getting complicated. Check out how Happy Hour Projects made this one just by weaving thick embroidery floss.
9. Vintage boho anklet
Panno shows you how to work with pliers, chains, and closing hoops in order to create this totally boho chic dangling anklet. We’re kind of obsessed with how it draws the eye even though it still looks delicate.
10. Pink beaded anklet
Of course, you dont have to use pink in order to make this bracelet, but we sure think a light pink colour looks adorable between those pearls! Get the steps from Art Platter.
11. Easy bead anklet
Hello Glow reminds you that simple is sometimes the sweetest option. Try making a subtly colourful anklet with a simple gold chain and a single bead, just like this one.
12. Indian anklet
Pink Chai shows you how to make a cheerful, decorative Indian style anklet using bright gold and little dangling charms. We’re in love with the double anklet look in the picture!
13. Turquoise and chain anklet
Panda Hall suggests turquoise beads with a light subtle flower charm! This design is pretty straight forward as long as you’re careful not to get things tangled when you make the bunch of turquoise beads.
14. Swarovski crystals anklet
Clones n’ Clowns shows you how to layer chains linked with colourful Swarovski crystals in order to make a bright, decorative, but still delicate effect.
15. Simple chain anklet
Sometimes all your look needs a simple little gold chain. Honestly WTF shows you how to do it right!
Have you made other adorable summer anklets that you love to show off but that you don’t see here? Tell us about how you made them in the comments section!