Hello crafters! Welcome to another month of Mind On Metal. Today, it is all about the zipper; zipper fashion has been pretty hot on the scene for over a year now (if not more) and the designs still keep getting better. You see them all over fashion magazines, the runways and even your favorite local department stores. I've been admiring them for quite some time and wanted to make a few pieces of my own. Gotta stay hip with the trends right?! I love the feel and texture of the zippers and creating something so cool and trendy was exhilarating.
I love anything simple and making something that really doesn't take a lot of time to create. Rings are probably one of my favorite pieces of jewelry next to necklaces. They are as fun to make as they are to wear. An eye catching cocktail ring is something every girl needs in her wardrobe.
This brings us to my simple project I created using half a zipper...the Zipper Flower Cocktail Ring. Purely made using a needle, some floss and a little tension.
For this project, I used a 22 inch long gray zipper with a silver hardware. To split the zipper, I just cut at the end with sharp pair of craft scissors. Use at least 35 inches of floss, that's been divided in half & hand sew onto lower edge of zipper as shown in photo above.
Since I didn't have rings with a flat top, I used an adjustable beaded ring & secured the zipper flower onto the ring by hand stitching through the holes of the ring base through the centers of the zipper.
The look of the ring is so much fun! I can't wait to make a few more in my favorite colors! Since I couldn't resist making more projects with the zippers, so I decided to share a few more pieces with you.
Rolled this pretty purple zipper together and adhered Making Memories pearl gems to the centers of each earring. Threaded a flat bottom headpin through the zipper & adorned with beads. Not heavy on the ears at all.
Zipper Pull Necklace
Takes you no time to make this pretty. For this one, I used the left over zipper pulls and threaded them onto a beaded chain and glued the actual pulls to the base of the zipper so they would stay in place. Totally wearable & fun!
Digikit "Maddie Embellishments" by Erica Hernandez