Take a sip of water, clear throat, mic on….
STOP BEING EMBARRASSED OF YOUR FEET !
Why do we always feel uncomfortable about what our feet look like ?! Feet are feet, they’re there so we can stand on them and wear cool shoes – who cares if your toes are slightly wonky ?! It’s cute ! Which is why I think we should celebrate and decorate our feet with Swarovski crystals !
Colourful crystals look gorgeous on your feet in the Summer and these DIY anklets and toe rings are perfect for stacking or wearing individually. I originally made these accessories as finger rings and bracelets but thought that because the technique is simple I would add an extra suggestion to the tutorial by making them into jewellery for your tootsies too.
To make a DIY Swarovski cristal toe ring, you will need :
– One to three bicone crystals
– Wire (I used 0.6mm to make sure it passed through my crystals)
– Fine chain
– Two jump rings that are fine enough to go through your chain (I suggest you take your chain to a shop and ask !)
– A pair of flat, round and cutting pliers.
To make an anklet, you will need :
– The above supplies
– A few extra crystals if you wish – my favourite numbers for bracelets and anklets are 5, 7 and 11.
– Two extra jump rings
– A clasp
Here is how to make a Swarovski crystal toe ring :
Step 1 : Cut a piece of wire and make a loop at one end. Add on the crystals and make a loop on the other end, cutting off any excess wire. You should end up with something like this :
Step 2 : Push a jump ring through one side of the metal bar and through one end of the chain.
Step 3 : Simulate putting the toe ring around your toe, measuring the chain at the “fattest” part to make sure you can put it on and take it off.
Step 4 : Cut the chain in the right place and push the other jump ring through the other side of the bar and chain. Your toe ring should look something like this :
Now here is how to make an anklet :
Step 1 : Same as step 1 of the toe ring tutorial but with as many crystals as you like :
Step 2 : Push a jump ring through one side of the crystal bar and through the end link of your chain.
Step 3 : Simulate putting the anklet on and cut the chain in the right place. Put the anklet together with another jump ring.
Tadaa ! Easy, wasn’t it ?!
And of course you can use the same techniques to make hand jewels too !
So now you can put them on and shout out I LOVE FEET ! Or at least not cringe every time you take your shoes off !
See you tomorrow, around tea time ?!