How to Make Zipper Earrings

Have you enjoyed the zipper posts this week? 

Click here for day 1 — Zippered Necklace

Click here for day 2 — Rolled Zipper Necklace

Click here for day 3 – Zipper Flowers


So we have a few zippers left over from this weeks projects.  How about some matching earrings?IMG_0204


4 zippers

4 large jump rings

2 small jump rings

10 headpins

10 paper beads or any other beads

10 spacer beads

round nose pliers

chain nose pliers

earring wires

super glue


1. Gather your jeweler’s pliers and add some larger jump rings through the top of the zippers.IMG_0081 2.  Open up the jump ring and add an earring wire.

IMG_0082 3.  Now add your second zipper with a smaller jump ring.  You can leave them like this or add some bling to the bottom.


4.  Put a small dab of glue under both of the zippers so that the zipper lies flat and doesn’t hang away from the other metal part.

IMG_0191 5. On your headpin thread a spacer and a bead.  I used extra small paper paper beads from Aubrey’s Beads.  They are so tiny and light.  I have no idea how the Philippino women can make beads this small.


IMG_0192 6.  I made a simple loop at the top and then opened the loop up and slid it on the bottom of the zipper and then closed the loop around the zipper.

IMG_0193 IMG_0194 7.  I added 5 paper beads onto each zipper.IMG_0196

Fun, unique and dangly!


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  1. The Homesteading Apartment says:

    Recently became a new follower and so glad I found your lovely blog (: I look forward to coming back for future posts!

    Such a creative project!


  2. Jen @ says:

    So cute Beckie! I love the colors on those!!


  3. beckie – only you could take 2 zipper pulls & some little bead thingies & make the most adorable earrings! & you did! i love them. i would wear them. i would buy them.

    happy 4th!

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