Yesterday I received this bracelet in the mail. You may ask where and how I got this lovely, customized, just-my-size bracelet. Even if you don’t ask I’m going to tell you. 😉
Chel at Chasing Contentment ordered a Jendi Jean Bag made from her daughter’s jeans.
These are what she sent me.
When someone gives me a special pair of jeans to make into a bag I always agonize over cutting them. What if they don’t like the finished product? How can I make it just so they like it?
Once I do this to them there’s no going back.
Usually I just use the top part of the jeans/skirt for the bag and the legs for the straps. As you can see the pretty part is on the bottom of these jeans. Plus, a bag made out of the top of them would not hold much at all.
This is what I ended up making.
During the production process I e-mailed Chel and asked if she would be interested in swapping the bag for a piece of jewelry that she makes.
Obviously she agreed. I picked a customized bracelet with my kids names on it.
One of it’s nicest features is that it does not fall down over my hand. Most bracelets are too big for me. They end up getting caught on my elbow or falling down into my palm when I’m trying to shake hands and do things. Don’t ya hate that?
I don’t swap jean bags anymore, but I do swap video/social media work. 🙂
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