Summer = Anklet Season!

Beautiful summer anklets at!

Summer is finally in full swing and the playful fashions of the season are all coming out to shine. I just love this time of year!!

The time has come to put away the cozy boots and bring out the cute slippers and flip-flops, which means it’s time for anklets! This seemingly simple accessory has a rich and multi-cultured background.

For centuries, women in India have been indulging in the exquisite beauty of anklets, and Egyptian women have been wearing them even longer. Though the Western trend is to wear only one anklet, Eastern cultures typically wear matching anklets adorning each foot. 

Historically made from a variety of materials such as Bronze, Silver, Iron, Gold, Leather and Stones, anklets have been a part of Eastern and European cultures for much of the history of fashion. It’s no surprise that this accessory has appealed to women across the globe, the universal appeal is undeniable! 

As fashion evolves, anklets keep up with the times and present an endless variety of materials and styles. I love to wear a few flashy anklets layered together for a splash of color in my summer wardrobe, or to wear them in the Eastern style of one on each ankle. Elegant semi-precious stones are perfect for anklets that suit warm-weather formal functions.

Anklets are a celebration of summer and the ideal ornamentation to any Summertime outfit. They’re easily one of my favorite pieces to design and also to wear! I can’t get enough sparkle, so for my Summer Collection I’ve added double-strand anklets in Blue or Red with a shimmering gold finish. 

There’s no way to capture in photographs the glittering effect of these beads in motion, so I will have them at my upcoming Trunk Shows. I hope to see you there!



Style, Betty Badd Couture

Introducing My Sun & Surf Summer Collection!

The long and bitter winter has finally relented and Springtime has decorated Nashville with all her resplendent glory! Bright colorful flowers fill the trees and bushes while birds rejoice and chipmunks scamper. This is easily my favorite time of year!

I have always drawn inspiration from nature and Nashville is the perfect place to take it all in.

Tucked amid the bustling city there is a bounty of beautiful parks full of blossoming Springtime. It's a time for friends and family as we gather for cook-outs, hikes, canoeing, and parties. Everything is full of life and joy! I love to design jewelry that reminds me of these halcyon days and humid nights spent out on the patio with friends. Bringing the vibrant yet delicate colors of nature to my jewelry is a passion for me. The sparkle of dew on petals, the stunning flowers set amid verdant lushness, brightly hued birds flitting among crystal blue skies, there is an endless amount of of beauty to witness.

I try to marry utility with aesthetic and keep my summer-time jewelry lightweight, easy to wear, and hassle-free. I pushed the envelope this season creating a bikini necklace made of one of my favorite semi precious stones, Pyrite. The stones are tiny and delicately wire-wrapped in vermeil clinging to the body but moving with it like a lover’s dance. I created extra long chain earrings dripping with beads that ever so slightly brush at the neck as side swept hair is Summer’s sexiest look. The doublet-strand anklet anchors the look to go with all the sexy summer shoes for late-night dancing.

Hopefully this season's collection will reflect the love I have for the raw colors and textures of this peaceful time of year. In this round of Southern heat and humidity I will be wearing my slinky jewelry and very little else!