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« on: November 07, 2011 09:40:38 AM »

I've started saving broken zips from work, especially chunky plastic and metal ones as I'm sure they could become something beautiful! They usually still have their runner, but are missing teeth or are torn. I'm thinking corsages, trims, present toppers, etc. I've done a quick google search and come across the amazing work of Kate Cusack, which is totally inspiring, but I'm wondering if anyone here has any cool examples/ideas/tutorials they could share? I'm really itching to do something with these zips, I just can't decide what!

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011 06:57:08 PM »

What's really hot right now is zipper flowers - each petal is made from a piece of zipper looped around - just google zipper flower in the images screen. Holy cow! Very nice! - there are even zipper flower-shaped zipper pulls! Smiley

I've seen zippers layered side by side to make a solid piece of "fabric", and they made a simple hand bag. This is kind of like what I've seen before: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42979423@N07/5011405471/

I used them as a texture when I made my juice can lid ornaments.

I like zippers. Have fun!

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011 11:56:32 AM »

Great ideas, thank you!

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011 02:19:19 PM »

I had a swap recently, and my partner made me this bracelet with a zipper. I love it, it's very comfortable and easy to wear. It snaps on with a regular sew on snap.


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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011 01:54:16 PM »

Oh wow, that's an awesome bracelet  Cheesy I hadn't even thought of anything like that, thank you for showing me! <3

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