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Topic: Denim and Pearls Junk Jewelry - Step by Step Tutorial from SpottedCanary.com  (Read 12625 times)
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« on: December 02, 2009 01:55:15 PM »

Sponsored Project - Denim and Pearls Junk Jewelry from SpottedCanary.com



Denim and Pearls Junk Jewelry

Everyone has a worn-out pair of jeans.  Craft up some magic with very little money to create a trendy necklace that will catch the admiring eye of jewelry lovers everywhere.



Materials
  • Denim Jeans
  • Embroidery Floss: Black, Red
  • Pearls from an old necklace
  • Chains from broken necklaces
  • Old button: gold, zebra stripes
  • Old earring: gold flower
  • Large blue bead
  • Patch (heart with wings and music note): Dritz #2618
  • Jump Rings (2)
  • Eyelets (2)
  • Eye Pin

Tools
  • EK Success Jolees Jewels Round Nose Pliers: B0800010
  • EK Success Jolees Jewels Chain Nose Pliers: B0800020
  • EK Success Jolees Jewels Wire Cutters: B0800040

Steps

1.  Cut a heart from an old pair of jeans.

2.  Use an eyelet setter and secure eyelets to the top of the heart.

3.  Iron on patch according to the directions on the packaging.  If it is a patch off a piece of clothing from the thrift store, then sew it to the heart.

4.  Embellish the heart with pearls from an old necklace and embroidery thread.

5.  Add a title to the necklace with embroidery thread.  You can pencil the title on and then sew onto the pencil lines.

6.  Measure the length you would like your chain for the necklace.  Make sure you can lift it on and off without much trouble.

7.  Connect your chains together.  Use additional jump rings if necessary.   Place jump rings to attach the chain to the eyelets.
   
8.  Add a beaded section to the chain by wire wrapping the large blue bead and 2 small pearl beads.  Attach them to the chain by opening the chain on the right side of the necklace.   

9.  Wire wrap the earring and button to the chain.

10.  Wear with a smile on your face.  You created a beautiful, trendy necklace.



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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009 03:39:58 PM »

Great idea and tutorial!  I think these would make really fun gifts, too.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009 09:36:48 PM »

Squeeee! thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009 09:24:24 AM »

Very Cute! Has that Rock and Republic or King Baby look. Cute for a biker or Rocker friend. You could even make one to dangle from your belt loop or a key chain would be nice with some
rocker charms and beads. I even like to attach stuff like that to my luggage when I travel. Looks trendy on your carry on or so you can locate the black suit case everyone has like yours (but might get lost in the shuffle if you really love it leave to the carry one. So rocking cute!
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2009 05:09:20 PM »

This is really good.. has given me some new ideas  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009 11:51:00 AM »

Ooh, that's really neat! I know a lot of people that would be into something like that.
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010 09:01:46 PM »

Awesome!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2011 11:00:11 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial this will definately come in handy.  I like the idea of denim and jewelry intermixed and the kids will easily get on board with this as a way of making jewelry for their mom.
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011 07:04:54 PM »

What a great idea!  Love it! 

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