Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Anklet Instructions Designed by Teri McCamish
This fresh, light, summertime anklet will go with any outfit. It's simple, classic design looks stunning with a tan!
Step one: Cut a length of drawn cable chain about three inches longer than what fits your ankle. You do not want this chain to be tight as your foot is constantly flexing while walking. Make sure you leave plenty of room. Our example is approximately seven inches before the clasp. The reason you cut it three inches too short is to accommodate for the length the links will add.
Step two: Cut the chain into 5 link segments.
Step three: On one end attach a 6mm sterling silver spring ring using a 4.5mm sterling silver split ring. For detailed instructions on how to use the split ring, please visit the Handy Tips section of the web site.
Step four: Using 24 gauge, sterling silver, half-hard wire create links between your chain segments using the wrapped loop technique. For step-by-step instructions on how to do a wrapped loop please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. To make the links, begin with a wrapped loop that connects to a chain segment, then string a silver antique stepped bead cap, followed by a 6.5mm white rice shaped pearl and another bead cap. Connect that to the next segment of chain with another wrapped loop.
Step five: Repeat step four until you reach the last segment of the chain. You do not need a receiving end of the clasp, simply attach the spring ring to the last link of chain to close.
Approximate size: 10¼ inches
Tools Used: Sterling silver wire round 24 gauge half hard - approx. 1 troy oz (48ft) (SSWR24HH1)
List of Components: 6.5mm white rice-shaped pearls (P-WHT4, qty 1 strand, 6 will be used in this project) Silver antique (pewter) 4mm stepped bead cap (SA-5597, qty 12) 2207 Drawn Cable (925CH29, qty 1 ft) 4.5mm sterling silver split ring (SS-SR045, qty 1) 6mm sterling silver spring ring (SS-SPR6, qty 1)