Anklets are a part of the jewellery scene and have been for centuries. They come in many styles and fashions and can be worn tight fitting or loosely around the ankle. It is a form of adornment just like any other piece of jewellery. Making a braided anklet is a fun craft and can be done by people of almost any age.
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Things you need
- 2 strands of green embroidery thread 90 cm (36 inches) long
- 2 strands of blue embroidery thread 90 cm (36 inches) long
- 2 strands of yellow embroidery thread 90 cm (36 inches) long
Match all of the threads together lengthwise.
Fold the threads in half.
Tie a loop in the folded end of the threads.
Separate the colours into matching colours so you have three different sections, one green, one blue and one yellow.
Attach the loop to a table top or somewhere that will hold the threads tight while you braid.
Braid like you would a person's hair by simply layering the right outside colour into the middle of the other two strands, followed by the left side. Repeat until you have braided the threads long enough to fit around your ankle.
Separate the threads into two sections. Colour does not matter at this point.
Tie a knot with the two sections.
Place the anklet around your ankle and put the knot through the loop.
Cut off most of the excess thread.
Tips and warnings
- You can use any three colours of your liking. Embroidery thread can be purchased online or at any craft shop. Make the anklet thicker by adding more strands. Embroidery thread can get wet without it damaging the thread. Just be sure to let the thread dry completely. Other materials such as hemp can be used to make anklets.
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