They can be made with any cute end beads to suit your style.
It was sooo simple. And I am pretty sure your pre-teen, your teen, and maybe even you will think it's fun to wear.
Cut the inseam from a pair of old jeans...
Take a piece long enough to wrap two-and-a-half times around your wrist. I have a large wrist; mine was 18". Now thread some heavy hardware store wire through it, like so:
That job is the boring part; it doesn't always want to glide right through and you will probably have to coax it along. Leave an inch or so sticking out both ends.
Thread a cute bead onto either end...
Then secure it by making a loop with the remaining wire end. A plain loop is fine, or you can fancy it up with one of these swirly deals:
You could also glue the beads on, then trim the excess wire. To shape your bracelet, wrap the whole thing around a jar...
And wear your jeans! You can wear it loosey-goosey, like a bangle:
These are infinitely adjustable, and will fit anyone. Change up the number of beads, the style and color...
However you finish off your cuff, you will end up with a sweet and funky look that's truly easy to wear. There's nothing more comfortable than an old pair of jeans. I picture this white version paired with a crisp white shirt, for some casual chic!
(Er, um, I do not own a crisp white shirt - or a crisp anything - so no photo. But I'm sure at least a few of you own an iron.) I plan to wear this purple and green one with a jean jacket:
Okay, that's today's upcycled jewel! I hope you'll join me here again for some more weirdness. Next post: wear your trash receptacle! (I might be kidding...then again, I might not.)