Monday, July 30, 2012

Scrappy Jean Jems

I've had way too much fun with all my denim scraps.  They just keep on giving and finding new ways to be resurrected and reconstructed into new fashions.

I saw an idea for these on Pinterest, but the link to the tutorial was spam, so I just winged it.

I used the side seams off the jeans, ran bendable wire through them, added some vintage beads (from Grandma Moses - thank you!!), and curled the ends to make cuff bracelets. 

I just love them!  

Even the kids love them.  They are great because you can form the wire to your arm.  Plus, they are easy to take on and off.  There are lots of fun ways you can wrap them.  

I can't wait to get my hands on more jeans to make some more of these!


  1. These are fantastic! Just pinned them on Pinterest. What gauge wire did you use, and did it just poke through the seaming?

  2. Thank you! I am not sure of the gauge. I had purchased bendable wire from Michaels for another project and I used what I had left. I believe it is meant for floral arrangements. That is the section I found it in. It was pretty thick.

    The seaming has a natural hole running through it. You just have to be careful not to cut too close to the side seams. Some of mine had gaps where the wire would show on the sides. I could have topped stitched over them again, but I just worked with what seams I had that were in tack. Really easy fun way to use up jean scraps. I think there are a ton of fun ways you can add on to this idea, too.

    Have fun with it and thanks again!