Sunday, September 11, 2016

Hand-Painted Denim Pendants

Hi again!  While I'm on the subject of recycled denim jewelry (see last week's post with roses made from blue jeans), I thought I'd show you an updated version of a different style of blue jean pendant.

Today's necklace is madly simple to make, hand-painted, and eco-fabulous.



Just paint and then Sharpie on a scrap of denim.  Like this...



And you end up with...cuteness!


There's a hidden bail in the back, made of felt.  In my original version, I used little metal nailhead studs to connect the pendant to the bail.


A really fun, casual chic look.  Here my sweet friend Kim models one so you can see it on.


In this new version, I used the same method as in my denim roses, i.e., a headpin with a flat spacer, like this:


The updated method allows for a fancier, flowery center...


I punched up the look with metallic necklaces, to echo those mixed-metal centers.


Okie dokie!  I hope you get inspired to grab your denim scraps and play.




7 comments:

  1. Oh, what fun! Love these sweet demin creations.

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  2. Have you tried using metallic paints (pearl colors) on denim? They give really cool effects. Also try using 3d liners for outlines

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  3. This was such an amazing read. I always find something interesting in your blogs and at artisna.com as well. That is a wonderful place to buy Online Handmade Goods online. Anyway, thanks so much and congrats on your articles!!

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  4. These would make awesome embellishments for bags, or even on jeans.

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  5. Que bonitos te han quedado!!!
    puedo preguntarte que clase de pinture usaste? es para telas?

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    1. Hola Sandra, gracias!! No, de hecho, es mejor NO utilizar pintura para telas - esa se queda muy flexible. Las otras pinturas se quedan mas rigidas para hacer un dije un poco mas duro.

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  6. Beautiful idea dear Mich. These denim pendants are perfectly done :) Your friend Kim's smile is enough to make someones day :) so cute!
    Have a lovely day.

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