Have you got a few pairs of faded blue jeans kicking around?
If so, before you throw those old denims in the rag bag, consider creating some creative jewelry.
Simply gather the jeans that nobody wears, a pair of scissors, a needle and some thread (or glue if you prefer) and a set of colorful paints.
- Cut the belt loops off the old jeans.
- Try wrapping a loop around a finger. Too big? Cut it a little smaller. Too small? Cut another loop.
- Next, sew the ends of the loop (or loops) together to create a ring just right for a finger - or a thumb.
- If sewing isn't your cup of tea, squeeze out some glue instead.
- Voila, a one-of-a-kind denim ring to decorate with paint, or leave in its natural blue jean state.
Did you know...
Blue jeans were invented in the year 1873.
Lynn Downey, a Levi Strauss and Co. historian, explains, "It was two visionary immigrants - Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis - who turned denim, thread and a little metal into the most popular wearing apparel on earth."
Want some more facts? The first jeans were called "waist overalls" -- the word jeans didn't come into play until 1960.
Now you know.
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Lesson: Andrea Mulder-Slater
Illustration: Geoff Slater