Thursday, October 13, 2011

Z is for Zipper

I was wondering if the zipper was still alive and well, with all the velcro being used today.  But I see that it still is.  Some in the most unusual places.  In my search for zippers on Etsy (a handmade marketplace that I belong to), I found a bunch of artisans using zippers in their jewelry designs.

Here are a few examples:

These are my favorite: Brass Zipper Bracelets, by thehippychicksews.

Although I don't wear pins, toniandtree just might change my mind.  




Here's a lapel pin in their shop:








toniandtree have a lot of useful items for sale, like ID reels.  This retractable ID badge caught my eye right away:    

I'll admit it.  I had a hard time, stepping away from their shop.  Now this eyeglass holder is something I could definitely use, since I’m using reading glasses at work now.

So I guess zippers are not just for keeping things closed anymore...


This post was homework for my AlphabeThursday class with Ms. Jenny.  Come on by and see what the class is up to!

20 comments:

Cathy Kennedy said...

Who knew you could do that many things with zippers? No me!

Zombies...Alphabe-Thursday & T2Q

Splendid Little Stars said...

Those are very cool ways to recycle zippers! How fun!

Erika said...

I have seen really awesome items created from zippers--people are so creative!
I really like that lapel pin.

Erika

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Those bracelets are so fun!
I've seen zippers used in scrapbooking lately too. They use just one side of the teeth to wrap around in a circle to form a flower...so cool!

Lola said...

Great recycing idea - & great ‘Z’ post!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

Alphabe-Thursday

Sue said...

Cool. And the bracelets are especially so.

=)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What amazing creations!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I've seen zippers around about too and the ones you show are amazing! Who would have thought!! Plus, zippers are much quieter than velcro!
Fun Z!!

randomcreative said...

These zipper finds are awesome! I love the bracelet and brooch. I don't think that Velcro is going to replace the zipper entirely any time soon.

Jann Olson said...

Cute, cute! I love all the fun bows that I have seen made with zippers. Fun z post!

AsteropeBC said...

What a cool use for zippers!

Nancy said...

Wow, very cool zipper bangles...and that eye glass holder is so cute! Great picks Deb:)

lissa said...

very creative use of zippers. that lapel pin is wonderful!

EG Wow said...

So creative! Hmmm. I think I have some old zippers in my sewing stash...but I bet these are not as easy to create as they at first appear.

Karen S. said...

Very creative post...great Z word...but most of all I so like your drawing of a zipper in action! very, very cool! Thanks!

Judie said...

How totally clever ! I love those bracelets!!!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Some very creative people out there. I'm afraid I only use zippers for the good old fashion use.
Dana

Judy Nolan said...

Wow! These are some great zipper creations.

Andy said...

Hello.
I guess creativity sells.

Nice, informative post.
Thanks for sharing.

The Evening Zephyr

Jenny said...

I love zipper art. And, oddly, bicycle chain art, too.

Yeah.

I'm weird.

But you're not.

You're amazing.

That drawing is soooo neat!

It would be cool to make a zipper alphabet for little kids.

Thanks for another zesty post.

Hope to Z you again soon.

A+

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...