With all the wonderfully warm weather we've been getting these past few days I've been hearing nature calling me and the urge to go barefoot walking again is too hard to resist. Which got me thinking about the anklets I make and how they are one of my best sellers.
From there they became popular in Ancient Egypt, where men and women both rich and poor wore anklets. Those who were wealthy adorned their ankles with anklets made of precious stones and metals, but the poor wore them made of cloth and leather and would hang charms and amulets from them.
These stunning pieces of art finally made it over to the US in the 1950's. Where they were worn over Bobbie socks. From my research, these apparently were worn to show one was in a relationship much like promise rings are used now.
I enjoy making these fun and sexy adornment with various stones and I offer a few different styles. I also offer them as singles, to be worn on either ankle or as doubles one for each.
I personally love wearing anklets, and have done so for many years. I've been known to wear not only ones made of beads and chain but of leather too.
In fact, my years at Camp Pendleton in Cali, during my Marine Corps years, I used to wear bandannas as anklets, I had a variety of colors to match my various outfits :) I enjoy being unique and different ♥