DIY Pearl Embellished Denim

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 . . .

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You’ll need:

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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.

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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.

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Pull the needle and thread through and then back into the denim, right next to the first hole.

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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.

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This will help secure the pearl to the denim. Bring the needle back into the denim.

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Tie into a double knot and trim.

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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!

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(images by HonestlyWTF)

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44 Comments

  1. Savannah wrote:

    This is so cool! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

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  2. Sydney S wrote:

    love this !! such a clever diy.

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  3. These are so cool and wonderful! I want!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MichaelaJeanArt

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  5. STEL STYLE wrote:

    They are really cool!!

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  6. Jeanne wrote:

    Stunning loafers! i love your DIY too!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  7. Demi wrote:

    I will definitely try it out on my 5-year-old daughter’s pair of jeans. She will be thrilled! Thanx!

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  8. Hannah wrote:

    These are completely gorgeous!! I love pearls and this is such a cute way to liven up denim x

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  9. Prudence Yeo wrote:

    It is the first time I saw pearls on jeans! Such a clever DIY idea and the project turns out so beautifully, thanks for the inspiration!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

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  10. Karen wrote:

    Soooo cute, I’ll try this out on denim jackets as well.

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  11. Agoprime wrote:

    WONDERFUL IDEA 🙂
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  12. Rachelle wrote:

    Sooo cool, great DIY.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  13. Iren wrote:

    Beautiful diy!

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  14. ana wrote:

    Super cute idea… I love your loafers- where are they from?

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  15. Kath wrote:

    Love the pearl jeans! Where can i find that winter white blazer?!

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  16. I have to make these!!!!!!

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    Daphne

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  17. Mun wrote:

    How cute x

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  18. Mary Helen wrote:

    I have a pair of jeans embellished with pearls, but the pearls fall off of them. This is great because now I have an idea of how to repair the pricey pair of pearl embellished jeans I love so much!

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  19. Love these! Pearls and denim …perfect!

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  20. Bi wrote:

    WOW!I am making it, its a SUPER idee! Simple en chic!! Bravo author!!!

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  21. Tina wrote:

    Do they hurt when you sit on them, though? I would think that size may feel a bit weird to wear but I am so inspired by the idea. I want to embellish shorts for summer! http://www.mingleandmansome.com

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  22. Zen wrote:

    Really cute! I’m going to try for hapinesswherever.wordpress.com 🙂

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  23. barb wrote:

    I use such a once with great pleasure, they are favorites of my all jeans!
    Buttt not al friends fing it nice))(

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