The moment I saw Tu Es Mon Tresor’s pearl embellished boyfriend jeans, I knew they were a do-it-yourself must. Three dimensional polka dots?! And precious pearls paired with rugged denim?! Opposites definitely attract in this match made in heaven . . .
Start by laying your jeans flat and laying out the pearls in a pattern of your choice. Take a black marker and make tiny marks under each pearl. Collect all the pearls and set aside.
Thread the needle with thread – make sure the needle is thin enough to go through the drilled pearls first! Reach your hand inside the pant leg and push the needle, from inside the denim, out of one of your marks. Thread a pearl onto the needle.
Pull the needle and thread through and then back into the denim, right next to the first hole.
Bring the needle back through the denim, through the pearl, and back through that second hole. Do this two more times. When the needle comes out of the denim the fourth time, wrap the thread three times around the base of the pearl.
This will help secure the pearl to the denim. Bring the needle back into the denim.
Tie into a double knot and trim.
Repeat until the entire front side of the jeans are covered in pearls! To wash, turn the jeans inside out and was on a gentle cycle and hang to dry. The world is your oyster!
(images by HonestlyWTF)