How to Recycle Your Old Jeans into a Denim Cuff Bracelet
Do it yourself projects are always fun to do because you can customize them to suit your own personal style. A few weeks ago, I posted instructions on how to recycle your old jeans into a fun and fashionable denim cuff bracelet (rhinestones and denim cuff bracelet). Today, I will be showing you how to take some of the same materials but make something different with them!
For this project I used:
Old pair of jeans
Needle and gold thread
Buttons of various sizes and colors
Assorted 30ss rhinestones
4- 4 mm jump rings
Begin by cutting a piece of your jeans 7 inches long by 1.5 inches. You can adjust the length depending on the size of your wrist - just remember to make adjustments for the length your clasp will add. Cut the piece so that the long side is runs up the length of the leg and the short side from across the leg. Using gold thread, stay stitch about ½ inch from the edge around then entire piece of denim. Then, gently pull one thread at a time from the piece on the length.
Continue doing so until you are about 1/8 of an inch from the stitching.
Pick out some buttons from your assortments and stitch them onto the denim. You can follow a pattern or randomly place them.
Once all your buttons are stitched on, you are ready to glue on your rhinestones. You can choose to match the color of the buttons with rhinestones or use contrasting colors. Using a toothpick, place a drop of E6000 on the surface of the button. You want to use a drop slightly smaller than the rhinestone.
Using a wax tipped tool or tweezers, pick up your rhinestones and gently press it into the glue. Continue gluing rhinestones to buttons and when finished, allow to dry flat for 24 hours.
Once dry, place a ribbon clamp on the short side of the bracelet. Using jewelry pliers, squeeze the clamp together. Repeat on the other side.
Using your jump rings, add your toggle clasp.
Now you have a do it yourself bracelet that is fun to make and fun to wear. Make as many as you’d like to go with every outfit!
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