Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Zipped with love

Only eight more days to enter my zipper challenge over on facebook, which is being sponsored by Dis Digi Stamps. Check out the store:
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The challenge closes at midnight on the 28th May, and all types of craft medium is welcomed. All you have to do is use a zip as a focal feature.

Here is my latest inspiration creation for the challenge:


Obviously this is a bracelet, but you can also make necklaces and belts the same way, if you have long enough zips. First you need to establish how long you need your zip to be, and then cut off any excess, as well as all the edging fabric. Use a lighter to singe down both sides of the zip to seal the fibers (be careful, the metal may get hot). This also gives a neat finish to the edges. Take a large edging crimp bead, and place on the opposite end to the zip pull, crimping tightly in place with flat-nosed pliers. If the crimp slips when you pull on it, you need to press harder with the pliers! (Can be a good biceps work-out). Once this is in place add rings to both the crimp and the zip pull. Add the clasp and a charm to the ring on the zip pull, and close the ring to finish. I did try to add a real feather to this one, but it wouldn't sit nicely, so I think it will have to be saved for a necklace project instead!

I am also going to enter this for the following challenges:
Things with wings @ crafty calenderpolkadoodle and MMM
Simply Create Too #85 Favourite colour combo (i love combining pale purples with any dark colour)
Creative Moments 68 Teentastic
simonsays Monday X, Y, Z - Zipper
papertake weekly With a heart

Thank you for looking
Hugz Tinz

5 comments:

  1. What an absolutely clever jewelry idea! I am a fan of jewelry and am always looking for new materials, but I've never thought of zippers before. Thanks for the information about how you put this together and for sharing such a unique idea. This was a great interpretation of our theme this week here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  2. Such a pretty bracelet. Thanks for joining us for our Things with Wings Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

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  3. What a lovely bracelet Tinz and I really do like the zip on there. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Things with Wings) challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

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  4. very cool!! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!

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  5. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Things With Wings challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (Senior DT)

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