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Topic: How do I make a zipper pull?  (Read 474 times)
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« on: April 02, 2009 11:28:15 PM »

You know the ones I mean?  It's for a zippered bag like you see here : http://tinyurl.com/csanox.  I've just been using ribbon but I want to fancy it up a bit.  I've seen some using beads and some using charms.  How do I make and attach them - is there a tute somewhere?

« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2009 12:55:46 PM »

It all depends on how fancy you want to get.  You can just slip a couple of beads on the ribbon, tie a knot at the end and be done with it (the beads have to have a big enough hole to slip onto the ribbon, and the knot has to be big enough to keep the bead from slipping off.)

If you want to get fancier, you could make a beaded pull using basic beading techniques...but it will take an investment in supplies and some basic tools (crimping pliers may be all you need, and they are really handy!)  If you decide to do beaded pulls, if you use a lobster clasp for attaching to your zipper, you can change the pull.  At the very least, use a split ring so it will not come off if you tug.  Then use tiger tail, a couple of crimp beads, and the beads of your choice.  Here is a site I found on beaded fan charms that might get you started....http://www.theartfulcrafter.com/ceiling-fan-charms.html.  You might also want to explore the beading community here on Craftster.

Gool Luck,
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009 11:20:38 AM »

Thank you - I'll go and investigate now!!
Anne  Smiley
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