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Dremel-Distressed Jeans

Distressed Jeans

Hooray! I'm back in my pre-pregnancy jeans, and man do I feel good. A couple weeks ago I was able to go through and bring some pieces back into my wardrobe. That felt great!

While I was sorting to donate some pieces that didn't look so great, I found a pair of jeans I have loved to wear for the past 5 years. However, they were at that level of worn out where they didn't look new anymore but they just sorta looked crappy in some spots. I decided to take my Dremel with a sanding ring to them and distress them to the point of being fashionably destroyed.

I loved these pants to begin with. They were just a tiny bit commercially distressed when I bought them, but over time the bottom of the pant legs have frayed completely out. I also may have helped them along after the backs started to go, but that's ok.

I'm really enjoying them! They're cute, they're comfy, and now I have a nice set of extra-worn-in jeans without investing another 5 years of wearing them constantly to get them to that point.

Hair and Fashion Studio

For as long as I can remember, my life has been intertwined with the fashion world. My mom taught me to sew at a very young age, around 3 or 4 years old. Over the years, I've had a hand in creating items for my own wardrobe, making things like costumes and simple pieces early on, evolving to creating my own perfect wedding dress, and finally with the introduction of unique one-of-a-kind pieces from my own fashion line, HomeGrown Fashion.

Jewelry making started as a hobby for me around age 12, and from the first series of simple beaded necklaces (my best friend Lilli still has one of them somewhere) I was completely addicted. I've spent countless hours sorting, organizing, and working with beads, and as the years have gone by I've added wire work, polymer clay, clear resin, and many other medium to the mix. In the past few years I've gotten more into creating my jewelry line in conjunction to my fashion line, and sell my pieces at HomeGrownFashion.Etsy.Com and at shows and events.

Hair styling is the newest of my loves. Though I have been having fun with my own hair color since I was a teenager, I became a licensed hair stylist in 2003. Since then, I've built a career as a Master Stylist and Color Specialist, working mostly in the greater San Francisco bay area, and currently working at Alchemy Hair Studio in San Jose, CA. Along with my career with Matrix as a Master Artistic Educator, I look forward to furthering my skill level as a stylist, creating beautiful imagery with freelance projects, and making people look and feel great!

Please, explore the links below to see more from my very creative career.

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