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 4. Dragonfly by JClaire

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Joan Claire Smith is a true artist. A certified decorative painter since 2000, the Chicago-based designer now creates handmade custom-painted denim and apparel with her line Dragonfly by JClaire that she founded in 2012. Contrary to mass-produced painted jeans, Smith says, ” “I create each pair by hand, which allows me to change designs and color palettes very quickly to match trends and customer demand.” Right now for a limited-time, Dragonfly by JClaire jeans are available for a big discount on Kickstarter if you pledge a certain amount toward the campaigns goal.