How to Measure for Handmade Beaded Anklets

Anklet Measuring Standards Guide

Anklets have a long and rich history across the globe. Over the years, women from many cultures have used beaded ankle bracelets to create a sexy appearance, show their wealth, signal marital status, attract a suitor, and/or attract attention to their lovely, well groomed, feet. Consider that the use of anklet bracelets may have been the precursor to the modern pedicure, painted toenails, and high heels.
How to Measure for Handmade Beaded Anklets -Anklet Measuring Guide by Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations

Anklets, of any design or style, can be worn above or below your ankle bone. The sizes listed above (in the diagram) are typical sizes, but, are no means completely accurate. The best measurement for handmade beaded anklets is one that is taken with a flexible measuring tape.

Measuring for your Beaded Anklet
Measuring for your Handmade Beaded Anklet is as easy as measuring for a new bracelet. Simply wrap a string or soft measuring tape around your ankle (either above or below the bone, where you are most comfortable wearing it). Take that number and add 1/2" to 1" for overall comfort. That is your anklet size.

For example: If your anklet measures 8" then your anklet size will be 8.5" to 9".

Don't have a flexible measuring tape? Use a piece of string or ribbon instead and then use a ruler to measure the length of the string.

Did you know?
In the United States both casual and more formal anklets became fashionable in the late twentieth century.

If you have any questions on measuring for our handmade anklets, please feel free to contact us.

Summer Beaded Crystal Anklets: Ladybug, Shell and Starfish

Summer may be coming to a close, but, you can still use handmade beaded anklets as boot bracelets! Any one of these gorgeous crystal anklets would look great on cowboy boots or your favorite fall boot.
Swarovski Crystal Lucky Ladybug Charm Anklet (A108)
Swarovski Crystal Lucky Ladybug Charm Anklet (A108)
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$26.95
Feel lucky and chic with our handcrafted lucky ladybug beaded anklet featuring stunning red garnet Swarovski Austrian Crystals, a red glass Czech focal bead flanked by two red Czech ladybug beads, sterling silver beads, Bali, 14 karat gold fill beads and jet black seed beads. Finished with a double red crystal drop charm and our signature jewelry tag. Measures 10-1/2".
Swarovski Crystal Aventurine Shell Charm Beaded Anklet (A102)
Swarovski Crystal Aventurine Shell Charm Beaded Anklet (A102)
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This gorgeous handcrafted beaded anklet features stunning green palace opal Swarovski Austrian Crystals accented with aventurine gemstones, sterling silver Bali spacer beads and pearlized seed beads. Finished with a pearlized Czech shell bead charm and our signature jewelry tag. Measures 10-1/4".
Private Island Swarovski Crystal Starfish Anklet (A119)
Private Island Swarovski Crystal Starfish Anklet (A119)
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Experience the calm of your own private island with this sparkling blue crystal anklets. Design features blue Swarovski Austrian Crystal, grade A fiber optic blue glass bead, sterling silver and silver line transparent glass seed beads. Anklet is finished with a sterling silver starfish charm and our signature jewelry tag. Measures 10-1/2".

Renew Hand Stamped Crystal Acorn Charm Autumn Necklace

It's the first day of the Fall Equinox!!! Oh happy Autumn, how I've missed thee!

It may have been a long hot summer, but it's time to start looking forward to the crisp Autumn air and all the beauty that comes with the Autumn season. But, as we enjoy the bounties that the Fall season brings us, let's not forget to tend to ourselves.

Rejuvenate your spirit (and wardrobe) with this modified double-strand handcrafted crystal necklace. Not only is it a delicate conversation piece, centered around an Autumn theme, it is also an Exclusive one of a kind Fall Beaded Jewelry design!
Renew Hand Stamped Crystal Acorn Charm Autumn Necklace (NC109)
Renew Hand Stamped Crystal Acorn Charm Autumn Necklace (NC109)
Unique One of a Kind
$86.95
Just like scattered autumn leaves on the ground this acorn necklace features an abundance of green, brown and topaz Swarovski Crystal "leaf" drops across 2 strands of sterling silver chain leading the way to a single sterling silver acorn charm.

The feature of this beautiful handcrafted necklace is the sterling hand stamped RENEW charm stamped organically -rather than in a mass produced, machine finished pattern. This crystal necklace is finished with our sterling silver signature jewelry tag and necklace extender. Necklace is adjustable 14"-15" (based on first strand); overall length is 16.5"-17.5"; center acorn drop measures 1-1/4" in length.

This necklace would also make a wonderful gift to yoga friend. It offers a mindful message to take time and renew your spirit -Namaste.

Design note: Necklace is not 2 full separate strands of sterling chain. Rather, the 1st strand has been artistically wire wrapped and attached to the main 2nd strand.

Autumn Glam Czech Bronzed Fall Beaded Bracelet in Gold

It's so easy to just take a walk in the Fall -wouldn't you agree? The air is crisp, the colors are vibrant and you can take a deep breath and relax from the schedule busting summer. Take a walk in the park and you're sure to get nostalgic as the Autumn Leaves crunch under your shoes.

That's what inspired this glamorous Autumn Bracelet of glistening fire-polished bronze beads.
Autumn Glam Czech Bronzed Fall Beaded Crystal Allure Bracelet (B155) | Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations
Autumn Glam Czech Bronzed Fall Beaded Crystal Allure Bracelet (B155)
$35.95

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This handmade beaded bracelet features a full Fall strand of bluish-amber fire polished Czech topaz crystal beads. These beads have an overall rich bronze color and have been accented with 14 karat gold fill beads and goldtone rope toggle clasp. A classic Fall Jewelry wardrobe bracelet!
Wouldn't you agree?!

Step into Fall with a Unique Stand-Out Handmade Beaded Necklaces

The first day of Autumn is just about a week away and as our minds shift to warming up our wardrobes, don't forget a stand-out pendant necklace that will finish your look. The best part of Fall is layering a cozy sweater with a unique handmade beaded necklace and a hip-length coat.

Both of these pieces incorporate deep rich autumn colors and the first necklace is almost a perfect match to the Pantone Fall Color Report 2015, cashmere rose color.
Cat's Eye and Ruby Tourmaline Gemstone Beaded Necklace (NB120)
Cat's Eye and Ruby Tourmaline Gemstone Beaded Necklace (NB120)
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$74.95
This necklace offers a beautiful beaded strand of ruby tourmaline gemstone chips, accented with sterling silver beads, gray fiber optic glass beads, black diamond Swarovski Crystals and features a 23x39mm rounded gray fiber optic glass drop pendant.

This handmade beaded necklace is finished with a sterling silver lobster clasp and our signature jewelry tag. Beaded necklace measures at a princess length of 17".

Looking for a matched set with this piece, contact us about creating a coordinating pair of ruby tourmaline gemstone earrings.
Black Rose Freshwater Pearl Crystal Beaded Necklace (NB128)
Black Rose Freshwater Pearl Crystal Beaded Necklace (NB128)
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$79.95
This bold and elegant beaded necklace is designed with red garnet Swarovski Crystals (that almost look black in color), jet purple potato shaped Freshwater Pearls with touches of sterling silver Bali spacer beads. The focal of this unique beaded necklace is the perfectly sized 40mm black metal rose pendant. Necklace measures 17-1/2".

Did you know? Flowers commonly called "Black Roses" are actually a very dark shade of red, purple, or maroon.

Teacher Gifts and Back to School Bead Charm Pulls

While us parents are rejoicing now that school has begun again, our children may not feel as joyous. The first person to see your children each school day is likely their bus driver and bus attendants. These individuals are often forgotten.

So I'm sure I'm not alone in this when I say, let's celebrate all the hard working bus drivers out there -and let's start enjoying our morning coffee again!
Yellow School Bus Gemstone Bead Charm Pull (CPC013)
Yellow School Bus Gemstone Bead Charm Pull (CPC013)
$18.95
The perfect zipper pull gift for your school bus driver! Design features a honey jade gemstone, black jet Swarovski Crystals and sterling silver school bus charm on black nylon strap. Total length is 3-1/2".

Do you want to customize this school bus charm pull with your school colors? Contact me to discuss the details.
Mocha Latte Crystal Lampwork Bead Charm Pull (CPC011)
Mocha Latte Crystal Lampwork Bead Charm Pull (CPC011)
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$21.50
Another great gift idea for the coffee fanatic or Teacher. This also happens to be my favorite bead charm pull. Although there is only one of these available it is an absolutely delicious design!

Charm design features a vanilla artisan Lampwork glass bead with swirls of rich chocolate mocha, smoke topaz and light smoke topaz Swarovski Crystals with brown seed beads all wire wrapped on black nylon strap. Total length is 3-1/4".

Great Teacher Gifts! Handcrafted Pink and Black Lampwork Bead Pen

The new school year has finally arrived and most kiddos are back to school. That said, my (designing) thoughts went to our hard working teachers -and teacher gifts. What better handmade beaded gift to give your child's teacher than a lovely handcrafted lampwork bead pen!
Pink Stripe Black Tube Lampwork Bead Pen (BP105)
Pink Stripe Black Tube Lampwork Bead Pen (BP105)
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$49.95
Write in Style with this classic handmade beaded pen featuring a handcrafted artisan black lampwork glass tube bead with pink stripes. Lampwork glass tube is accented with various silver Bali style beads.

Retractable pen tip with a slight twist of the pen base. Pen arrives in a velveteen pouch. Total length of pen is 6".

This bead pen is an elegant writing instrument that makes for a great stocking stuffer; teacher gift or -the perfect gift to yourself!

Autumn's Embrace Fall Crystal Cube Beaded Jewelry Set

When school starts we all know Autumn is coming! This year the first day of Fall is September 23rd and I couldn't be happier to welcome the season and new Fall Beaded Jewelry! Inspired by the beauty of the fall season this handmade beaded jewelry set embraces autumn with a mix of Swarovski Crystals in fall's best autumnal colors.
Autumn's Embrace Fall Leaf Beaded Crystal Allure Bracelet (B020-D2) | Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations
Autumn's Embrace Fall Leaf Beaded Crystal Allure Bracelet (B020-D2)
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$62.95

You will find Autumn's best colors of topaz, peridot, jonquil Swarovski Crystals in this handmade beaded bracelet. Complementing these aurora borealis Swarovski Crystals glistening in the Autumn sun, .925 sterling Bali spacer beads and sterling silver beads. Finished with a tierracast antique silver oak leaf charm and our signature jewelry tag. Measure 7-3/4". Pair with the matching fall earrings for a complete fall look!
Autumn's Embrace Fall Leaf Beaded Crystal Allure Earrings (E020-D2) | Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations
Autumn's Embrace Fall Leaf Beaded Crystal Allure Earrings (E020-D2)
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$23.95

Go ahead jump in those Autumn leaves! These beautiful handmade beaded earrings feature topaz and aurora borealis Swarovski Crystals, sterling Bali spacers and tierracast antique silver oak leaf charms. Sterling silver leverback earwires. Length is 1-1/4" from the bottom of the earwire.

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Autumn's Embrace Fall Leaf Beaded Crystal Allure Jewelry Set  | Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations
Autumn's Embrace Fall Leaf Beaded Crystal Allure Jewelry Set
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$76.90

September Birthstone Sapphire Crystal Earrings: The Gem of Autumn

September Birthstone: A Symbol of Courage, Strength & Hope -Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Creations
The word “Sapphire” is Greek for blue. The magnificent blue gem, sapphire, has been linked to royalty and nobility throughout history and is the most widely recognized of colored gemstones.

Sapphire is a gem that signifies truth, faithfulness, sincerity and it is also believed to attract blessings from heaven.

Sapphire is called "the gem of Autumn" for its' blue color like that of the autumn sky. As a stone of truth, sincerity, and constancy, it also symbolizes calm and soothing affection. Which makes this gorgeous gem the most aligned to the autumn season.
When the declining sun no longer sends forth the fiery rays of summer but shines with a tempered brilliancy.
Whether gemstone or crystal birthstone earrings and jewelry make the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person. Celebrate September Birthdays with these dainty lovelies!
September Birthstone Earrings -Sapphire Crystal Drop Earrings (EBC108)
September Birthstone Earrings
Sapphire Crystal Drop Earrings (EBC108)
$21.95
These handmade beaded earrings are designed with beautiful blue sapphire Swarovski Crystals, wire wrapped with sterling silver oval hoops on sterling silver french hook ear wires. Earring length is 1-1/2" from the bottom of the earwire.

Love this design and want to customize them with your birthstone? Contact us for to discuss your personalized jewelry request.