I had a pair of jeans I bought in eighth grade (around 2001) that were flared with these plastic rhinestone-looking things around the pockets, which reflected light. I thought they were the coolest things ever, they were from Bluenotes. After the first wash, about half the "rhinestones" fell off, so I replaced them with balls of embroidery floss (French knots). By the time grade 12 hit, I was still wearing them (this was when it was really cool to wear classic rock T-shirts with faded denim) and they were getting really worn. My mother taught me how to do chain-stitch embroidery, so I embroidered flower vines and daisies all the way up the legs at the front, and when the knee wore out, I put a butterfly patch over the hole.
About a year ago, my mother tried to throw them out but I refused to let them go. I was sad when the "freshman 15" hit and I could no longer fit into my jeans bought in eighth grade with babysitting money. They are still somewhere in my parent's basement, if I find them again I will post an image.