I made this in light of the Lucky Star Search Jean Crafts Contest going on at Lucky Star Lane. The rule was to recycle a pair of jeans into something else in honor of Earth Day.
Here are my materials:
old pair of jeans
old jewelry cuff
hot glue gun
And here is what I did. I used the waistband of my hubby's old jeans... made sure I kept the original button and a belt loop intact! I covered an old jewelry cuff with the portion of the waistband, using hot glue. On the inside of the bracelet, I did the same. Covered it with ribbon. In fact, I used 2 ribbons and overlapped them, just for fun. One of the ribbons has a ruffly edge that peeks out from under the cuff.
Then I went to town with the embellishments. I cut down some wide ribbon and hand stitched a ruffle to go around the button. Fray Checked the edges. I hot glued a pearl bead to the center of the button. And I added a small scrap of lace to the belt loop. Super easy, super fun! It has a sort of shabby cowgirl feel to it, huh? Yep - definitely wearing this with my cowboy boots! Yeehaw!