Wednesday, February 5, 2014

More Upcycled Denim Jeans Valentines

In my last post, I showed this valentine made from upcycled jeans (dedicated to Pete Seeger):
Well, I can't seem to stop! Here are some more. The first one works as a keychain. The key goes into the pocket. I stuffed the larger heart, and crocheted an edging. 
The key can also hang out....

The next heart has it's own waistband hanging hole....
The heart part is detachable and has a pin backing.
Next, instead of white buttons and lace, this one celebrates metal, for a bit of a steampunk look. It actually was cut from the zipper area of a pair of jeans. (Shades of Erica Jong!)
Too much fun!
Here's another steampunky zipper inclusion heart:
It includes genuine vintage broken watch parts (purchased for a ludicrously large amount of money at a bead show), plus buttons, beads, rick-rack, and the zipper in its original position.
UPDATE, 2/8: Here's what I'm wearing to a Valentine's party tonight:
Too bad I can only wear it 1-2 days a year.

General directions for embellished valentines like these are at the bottom of the last post.

11 comments:

  1. A friend had a bagpiper at her wedding. She asked him to play something Jewish. He said he would ask his grandfather-in-law who knew EVERYTHING. So Pete taught him Shalom Alehem on the bagpipes! A great spirit has left this planet.
    Love your use of old pants. Maybe I'll try some.
    Hugs.

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  2. I loved that you added the crochet edging.

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  3. I love that you added the crochet edging.

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  4. Thanks, LynDee. Crochet edging does make everything better!

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  5. Erica Jong... we must be about the same age!
    Like the key and metal accents. You are having a lot of fun aren't you!! Wheeee!
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  6. Yes, LeeAnna - Erica Jong, Pete Seeger, we're antiques! (Antiquities having fun creating future antiquities?)

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  7. You make me want to play in my jeans stash. Unfortunately there are so many projects with deadlines ahead of that. One of these days....

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    1. Play is good, Carol. Hope you get time soon! Thanks for your comments!

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