I've been making my own beads out of polymer clay and even these I've gone as far as coloring with different materials, yes materials not paints. I get to play around and see what happens when I'm done.
So a friend of mine gave me a lot of jeans to recycle in my crafts. I've done headbands, purses and now jewelry, here you can see two bracelets, a cuff and some rings I made using denim from the jeans, beads that I made out of polymer clay, some glass beads and metal charms I had, I believe I used fabric fusion for the cuff and the rings. I hope you like these, I know I love wearing them and even more, I love all the comments I get.
|Braided recycled denim bracelet with silver and black chain and my own polymer clay beads|
|A macrame style bracelet made using my clay beads, assorted beads and crystals strung on black chord|
|This bracelet was made using memory wire, assorted beads and charms at the end of the looped wire I added some of the fibers used to color the beads.|
|A recycled denim cuff used fibers and my own white polymer clay beads colored with fibers, added yarn, and glass beads with a metal butterfly charm. used a snap for closer (sewn)|
|Here is a view of how the cuff looks when worn.|
|Here are my recycled denim crafter rings - used fabric fusion to adhere all the little charms and beads.|
|A bracelet done from the trim of a pair of recycled jeans, beads strung on wire and hand stitched to the debim.|