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Recycled Jeans

About this design:

Ever had a several weeks holiday away from home and the studio, and got jeweler's abstinence: the opposite of beaders block? That happened to me in July, and I just grabbed what I could get hold of: an old pair of jeans, already part recycled, some seed beads, a bit of chain I'd stocked up on at a local craft shop, mum's sewing machine and supplies. First did a bit of freehand "embroidery", then went with the "flow". Done in one evening -- that is essential in these cases... The result is not totally practical, but quite fun!


Old pair of jeans, sewing thread, Toho seed beads (LB), chain.

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  1. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Very cool!

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Very cool indeed! It is great the way you recycle and use so many different and unusual elements in your designs. I love the embroidered swirls, and the chain is the icing on the cake! :)

  3. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Monica,this is great looking,and totally shabby chic. I adore it! It’s youthful and sharp as a tack.
    You could start quite a trend with this creation.

  4. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Very nice and good idea to use up the denim and go perfectly with jeans ! Very hip !!!

  5. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    This is so awesome. Love the embroidery.

  6. Copenhagen Statement
    Copenhagen Statement says:

    Very cool and modern :-)

  7. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    I like the chain and bead accents. Pretty!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love your recycling Monica, very cool bracelet :D

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Thanks all! Always appreciate your comments :-)

  10. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    What a great use of some old denim! I love stitching and chain! Gorgeous, Monica!

  11. BeadyEyes
    BeadyEyes says:

    Totally original! What a great idea, to use the jeans and the chain together–perfect!

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