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Ripped jeans vs. ripped accessories!
The trend for this summer is ripped jeans. When I was done shredding, I had lots of strips of jeans left and I just started playing with them. Et voila!

The best knife for the job is some sort of corrugated steak knife. Normal knives with a smooth blade don't really work the fabric as well.

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  • Step 1

    Cut a strip from your piece of jeans, long enough to fit around your wrist. You get the best results by using a seam - like the underside of pants etc.) so the jeans is twice as thick, otherwise you'll cut through when slicing.

    (It's a bangle bracelet, so you have to be able to slide it on and off. Hold this in account when cutting!)

  • Step 2

    Now get your wood or brick. I used a block of wood, but a brick works just as well.

  • Step 3

    Place your strip of jeans on the wood, along the edge.

  • Step 4

    Now get your knife and just move it down along your jeans. For those of you who've ever sharped a knife: that's the movement you're looking for!

  • Step 5

    Repeat this a couple of times, until your strip is as worn and torn as you want it to be.

  • Step 6

    When you're done, sew the two ends together. And there's your bracelet!



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