Saturday, June 1, 2013

Anklet Reveal

I've enjoyed these blog hops that I've been participating in lately.  They've been a nice conduit for creativity and allow me to expand outside of my comfort zone.

This time, I volunteered to do an anklet reveal.  There are no rules here except to create an anklet which, in and of itself, is a challenge for me.  I've never made one.  :) 

Before I move to the reveal, thanks and kudos go out to Kashmira Patel, who you met as she was my earring swap partner.  She did a great job organizing this hop and I hope you enjoying seeing all of the awesome designs. 

Not too long ago, my daughter, some friends and I went to the Fort Worth zoo.  All around the zoo, they have squished penny machines which got me thinking that they would make some great jewelry components.  The idea here is that I'll keep collecting these from my travels to create a super long necklace.  For now, it works wonderfully as an anklet.  No sharp edges and it sits perfectly along the ankle. 


Below are some pictures of my baby girl, Ainsley at the zoo.  As a treat, I found a picture we took 5.5 years ago on the same exact croc.  Ainsley is the one in the back grinning like a goofball.  She had a blast and I love seeing her smile. 

Thanks for looking!  Below are all of the participants for the awesome anklet hop.  Thank you again Kashmira!

Name Blog
Kashmira Patel
Kaushambi ShahWill post on Kashmira's blog
Jean Wells
Mischelle Fanucchi
Shellie Grindie
Ginger Bishop
Monique U
Cynthia Machata
Kay Thomerson
Mimi Gardner
Anindita Basu
Rita (Toltec Jewels)
Gina Hockett
Tammie Everly
Jessica Murray
Dyanne Cantrell
Ema Kilroy
Emma Todd
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson
Cheri Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Michelle Buettner
Sandra McGriff
Stephanie Weiss
Shelley Graham Turner
Vickie Foley
Lynda Carson
Roxanne Mendoza


  1. Great design :) did you get to keep it for yourself or did your daughter claim it? Or has she merely been 'requesting' her own? lol

  2. What a great use for squashed pennies, and wonderful reminder of a fun day! Absolutely love it!

  3. Wow! This SO cool. Love the use of the pennies and what a neat memory of a place you enjoy. Great job

  4. What an inspired way to save such wonderful memories with your daughter! Love the clasp you've selected for this 'statement' piece of jewelry.


  5. I love your unique design, Stephanie! I'd actually never heard of "squished pennies"... is this a machine that flattens actual pennies, or just sells them already "squished"?

  6. Oh what a great idea. I collect those too and this was for sure a perfect way for you to use them. Fantastic!

  7. The ankle bracelet is a great memory to share with your daughter and with us.. before you know she will be wearing the anklet!
    Thank you for sharing!

  8. LOL, too cute. I just collected a bunch of these on our motorcycle trip down Hiway 1 on the California coast and told my hubby I was going to make me a bracelet to remember our trip too fun.

  9. Ainsley is such a cutie! Hugs to her :)

    I reallllly like your anklet! what a fun use for those pennies! Thanks so much for joining :)

  10. Love the fun use of pennies! What a fabulous idea & it makes the anklet unique. :)

  11. What a great idea... I love your anklet..

  12. Awesome idea, and love the look! Beautiful!

    Gina H

  13. That's just perfect! I love it! I had some of those pennies from Disney but hid them in a piggy bank I gifted a friends little girl. That reminds me, I wonder if she ever found them.

  14. What a great idea! And a special way to keep memories close by. :)

  15. I collect those pennies, too! I've only made zipper pulls and bracelets but your anklet is great. Have you seen the website where you can search for penny machine locations?

  16. I love your idea for your anklet!! A GRAND idea and design!!

  17. What a cute design! Wonderful idea & lovely anklet, Stephanie. Your post & jewelry makes me smile! :) Have a happy summer wearing your pretty zoo animal coin anklet!