Denim DIYs DIY

Embellish Your Denim Rips // DIY Ripped Pearl Jeans


I randomly clicked on Gigi Hadid’s Twitter account the other day and noticed her header photo was of just her knees, wearing jeans with strings of pearls within the rips in her jeans… AND I LOVED IT!

I’ve done a lot of pearl embellished DIYs, and even a pair of DIY Pearl Embellished Jeans, but I never thought about interweaving the pearls among the rips.

I did far fewer pearl strands than my inspiration photo, because I wanted just a subtle pearl moment, but you can do as many as you like!



photo via Gigi Hadid’s Twitter


Here’s What You’ll Need…

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  • Ripped jeans… or rip em yourself
  • Plastic pearls… I used a small pearl and then seed beads in between
  • Needle/Thread/Scissors

NOTE: this took me about five minutes to complete!

Also NOTE: Although you CAN machine wash these, I’d probably hand wash them and hang or lay them to dry.




Double thread your needle and knot the end.

Make sure your thread is at least a few inches longer than your rips… thread your needle through your jeans at the corner/side of your rips and knot it.


String on your beads with a little space in between them.

Every so often, create a knot around a seed bead so that your beads stay within their specific area instead of just all falling to the center of the thread.


Make sure you keep your thread as loose as the threads in between your rips so that they will hang in the same fashion. You don’t want them too tight against your leg.

Bead until you get to the other side, and knot your thread through the edge of your denim rips… make sure you secure it in a place that isn’t going to rip more and just fall out.

Add as many strings of pearls as you like!

And… Voila!





Have Fun!

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Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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