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zuliblu
« on: January 02, 2009 09:41:02 AM »

I have been making these like crazy lately, I am doing the Indie Sacramento
show on Saturday, so I will see how they sell.  I just love them because they are so colorful and interesting, definitely a conversation piece when someone notices they are made from a zipper!
Some little girl headbands made from plastic zippers

An array of Brooches, some plastic, some metal and some two tone:

Look how cute they look on a sweater:

I prefer stitching them, I feel like I can sculpt them better, but you can also use a low temp glue gun(just be careful of the glue showing)
Let me know what you think Grin
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sweetestangel
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009 09:53:11 AM »

Those are so neat!  Have you considered stitching them on to ribbon to make chokers? 
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009 09:56:18 AM »

OOooooo these are lovely!!!  Good luck for your show on Saturday!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009 10:11:49 AM »

Good luck at your show!  These are sure to be hit.

Very original...I have never seen flowers made out of zippers before.  It gives the "flowers" a unique texture and on the pink zipper broach, it looks bejeweled on the edges.
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xperimentl
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009 02:36:48 PM »

The zipper on my daughter's pajamas just broke, I salvaged it, but wasn't sure what I was going to use it for.  Now I know, thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009 02:04:57 PM »

Those are so pretty!  Good job!  Smiley
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KedaZenovka
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2009 06:10:45 AM »

they're brilliant! so bright, and clean colours! Do you mind if I try to make some? just one question, what happens to the end of the zip with the pull bit attached? where does it go?
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zuliblu
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2009 02:32:58 PM »

they're brilliant! so bright, and clean colours! Do you mind if I try to make some? just one question, what happens to the end of the zip with the pull bit attached? where does it go?

Of course, I actually got the idea from a segment of from http://www.bettyeinc.com she did a segment on Martha and there are instructions on this link http://www.marthastewart.com/article/zipper-flower-pins?autonomy_kw=zipper%20roses&rsc=header_1  at the MS website.  I actually opted to stitch mine I found it easier to sculpt them that way, but you can use a glue gun as well.

Have fun, they are a real converstion starter!!
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deaddoll
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2009 03:04:59 PM »

They look great - love the colours you've chosen!
Good luck at the show!
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heatherweather33
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2009 03:56:19 PM »

I especially like the ones with the metal zippers!!
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