MY DIY | Chain Ankle Strap Flats


After spotting these ballerina flats in a magazine, I went into my closet (both craft and clothing closet) and decided to whip up my own pair.

Rhinestone chain
E6000 glue
Lobster clasp

How To:
Measure a piece of chain that wraps around your ankle
Next brush glue on the top of your chain and adhere the rhinestone
Let dry
Next add the jumpring and lobster clasp
Cut a 3inch piece of ribbon
Fold over and glue the ends together, then glue the loop to the back of your shoe, let dry
Repeat on other shoe
Slip on shoe and fasten through loop





  1. Love this DIY (I appreciate your love affair with E6000 – it takes me back to my dancer rhinestone days!) Definitely trying this since I have been crushing on a pair of flats with a gold chain for a while now!

  2. Sammy Casey says:

    OH MY GAAAAHHH.. i literally gasped when i saw this. SO ADORABLE. Looks like I found my next diy

  3. this is so edgy, I really love it!!

  4. Erin says:

    Love those flats! I normally don’t like ballet flats with a longer skirt, but these are an exception! The chain detail is fabulous.


  5. Wow it looks great and it’s really going with the dress and the shoe which you’re wearing.

  6. perfect diy, simple and chic! love it!

  7. im soo in luv with this diy project
    doing it for sure
    thanx for sharing

  8. Jenny says:

    this is awesome! 🙂 now I can restaurate so many flats that I have 🙂

  9. I don’t even need the rhinestone piece! These are really fun and cute!

  10. Very cool! This year ankle straps are very trendy.
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  11. Anonymous says:

    That’s really nice looking detail! I have to do this to my plain old black high heels some day..

  12. judith says:

    Pero que original, queda precioso!
    Besos guapa

  13. FİGEN says:

    Love it! The chain detail is reaaly cool.

  14. Hey it’s really suits for your shoe pair, and it’s an awesome idea.

  15. laurenmaria says:

    Great way to jazz up so flats!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Love the chain look. Edgy.

  17. Very simple! Should try this!
    Maybe changing the glue because here in Italy we don’t have the e600 🙁
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  18. Love Style says:

    this is such a cool idea. why didn’t i think of that?! i love your creativity 😉


  19. Anonymous says:

    I love this idea. Also, looks good in heels or going to beach.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I am a college student and can afford to do this. So cool.

  21. sof says:

    Hey I’m from Mexico! Love your blog =) I love this style and I will definitelly try this, so cute! Hope u can visit me and my friend’s blog, it’s new i would love to hear your opinion.. XOXO


    1. Jenni says:

      You site is super fun!

  22. Hannah F says:

    Loves it, Jenni! Can’t wait to make my own

  23. That is a fantastic idea!!! I’m going to do that! 😀

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING

  24. mmd janvier says:

    These bejeweled ankle straps are to die for! I can easily incorporate the things I learned from the jewelry making classes of Dragonfly Designs ( in South San Francisco when doing these stunners! I think a multi-layer swarovski or freshwater pearl embellished chains will really look good on a simple strappy flat/heeled shoes! Great idea!

  25. Anonymous says:

    I love that you can wear gthem for bracelets or use them as ankle straps! It’s so awesome when you can have such versatility with a piece!!!

  26. jessbuurman says:

    its strap in chain i love these types of shoes too..!!in flat chain ankle strap high heel..!!

  27. Anonymous says:

    This is gorgeous! Congrats for your criativity! Awsome!

  28. Praveena says:

    Very pretty and elegant !!:)
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  29. Pippo says:

    Your feet are wonderfull!!!

  30. venus factor says:

    Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  31. The color of your blog is quite great. i would love to have those colors too on my blog.

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