Friday, July 6, 2012

Be My Guest: johnnie of saved by love creations

Hi friends,
I'll have the features from this week's Inspiration Board up soon but in the meantime, today's guest is the oh-so creative Johnnie from Saved by Love Creations. Johnnie has created some of the most amazing projects from upcycled objects. Chances are you've seen her beautiful magazine page coiled bowl since it was featured all over blogland. Her blog is filled with wonderful crafts, round ups and fantastic projects. I know you'll enjoy the project she is sharing with us today.


Upcycled Jean Label Bracelet
Hello, Homework readers! My name is Johnnie and I blog at Saved By Love Creations, Printable Decor, and Decor 2 Ad0re{able}. I was honored when Carolyn invited me to share here. This is one of the most beautiful blogs out there and has been an inspiration to me since my first visit.
If you are familiar with Saved By Love Creations, you probably know I am an upcycled project kinda girl, with a slight Sizzix obsession. Today, I am going to walk you through how to make a lovely bracelet from label on your old jeans. In this example, I embellished the final piece with a paper flower, but you can stick whatever you want on there to reflect your style. This project is simple, inexpensive, eco-friendly and quick. Although I do use my Sizzix to emboss the leather, you can absolutely do this project without it.

Label from jeans
Hole punch and eyelet setter (I use Crop-a-dile in this tutorial)
Metal chain long enough for the bracelet to fit wrist
Jewelry Pliers to open and close jumprings
Jewelry clasp for closure
Sizzix and embossing folder of you choice (optional)
Crafter's Pick Glue
Paper Rose
Krylon Clear Coat (to seal paper rose)
Upcycled bracelet tutorial
Make a bracelet from Jean Labels
Once the glue is dry, you are ready to wear your new upcycled jeans label bracelet!
Jean Label Bracelet
upcycled jewelry tutorial
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  1. Oh my gosh I adore this! I might have to hit up GW for some jeans just to get the leather tags!

  2. THAT is totally cute. I pinned it so I can remember to try it sometime. What a great re purpose. I even have some tiny grommets, so I could make this with what I have on hand. Love the idea (the pictures are great too!)

  3. Adorable! Nice work, Johnnie! I would never have thought to use a label from jeans.

  4. Love it Johnnie! Awesome recycling!

  5. LOVE this super up-cyclying project!

  6. Wow that's so cool!!! Now where are my old jeans ????

  7. Fantastic up-cycle project, and a great tutorial!


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