There is nothing worse than getting a hole in your favorite pair of jeans. Don’t throw them out! You can turn them into a stylish new bracelet!
For this project I used:
A pair of old jeans
Scrap piece of cotton fabric
Scissors (or cutting wheel and mat)
Sewing machine (with jeans needle and yellow thread)
2 Ribbon clamps
3 -4 mm silver jump rings
White flat back pearls in sizes 34ss and 10ss
Capri Blue rhinestones in sizes 16ss and 12ss
Fern Green 12ss Rhinestones
Wax tipped tool
I choose a flower design with pearls at the center of the flower surrounded by Capri Blue rhinestones. For the large flower, I used a white size 34ss flat back pearl surrounded by 5 – evenly spaced 12ss rhinestone and then 16ss evenly spaced around the 12ss rhinestones. For the smaller flowers, I used 4 10ss flat back white pearls surrounded by 5 evenly spaced 12ss rhinestones. I used the Fern Green 12ss rhinestones in a “wave” between the flowers with a single Fern Green rhinestone placed in the “valley” of the waves.
Place a drop of Gem Tac slightly smaller than the rhinestones on the bracelet. With the wax tipped tool, pick up a pearl and gently press it into the glue drop. Gently press rhinestone into glue drop allowing glue to cover the edges of the pearl. This prevents the embellishment from peeling off. Continue gluing pearls and rhinestones.
Rhinestones and wax tipped tool are available from: