Beads from Old Jeans

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August 7, 2021

A completed bead necklace.If you have small pieces of old jeans left, you can make beads out of them. Denim beads go well with wood beads and leather cord. Using jeans of different colors, you will get multi-colored denim beads.


Total Time: 20 Minutes


  • denim
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • pen
  • transparent hot glue
  • knitting needle
  • leather cord and wooden beads to make a necklace


  1. Cut strips 4 inches long and 0.5 inch wide from denim. The number of strips is 2 times less than the number of the required beads.
  2. A strip of jeans material.
  3. Cut the strips diagonally into two equal parts - two right-angled triangles. Cut off the sharp edge.
  4. Two diagonal pieces cut from a strip of material.
  5. Wrap the denim triangle around a knitting needle as shown and glue the end with hot glue. Remove the denim bead from the knitting needle. Repeat this step with each denim triangle.
  6. Creating the bead with fabric and glue.
    A collection of triangular denim beads.

  7. String the denim beads onto a leather cord, alternating with wooden beads.
  8. Stringing the beads onto a cord.
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September 19, 20210 found this helpful

These are awesome! What a fantastic idea! Totally making some of these!

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September 20, 20210 found this helpful

Thank you very much! I am glad that you liked my project. I am sure that you will make beautiful beads :)

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