How to Make a Zipper Necklace Part 2

Welcome to Day 2 of Zipper Week.  IMG_0183If you missed Day 1 click here to see it. Today we will make a rolled zipper necklace.  You can see I have quite the stash!  IMG_0052Grab a couple of colors you like.  Mine were about 20” long.  Cut the zippers off…save it we will use it soon!

1. Start by cutting the zipper at an angle.IMG_00722.  Start rolling the zipper into a rosette.  You can start really tight or you can make it looser.  I did a couple of both.  Make sure your zipper teeth face the outside.  The zipper will kind of work against you when you start rolling it.  Just force it and glue it in place with a hot glue gun.  Make sure you glue it about 1/4” from the teeth.  You don’t want oozy goozy glue sticking out.  IMG_0070 IMG_0071

3.  You will need two zippered rosettes where you attach a loop from. This will be where you connect your chain. I will show you how to do that first.  Leave about 1 1/2” tail on your rosette.IMG_00734.  Stick a headpin through the zipper and make a basic loop.  IMG_0074 IMG_0076 5.  After you loop is formed glue the rest of the tail down.  At this point you can attach this to a chain and have a simple zippered rosette necklace or you can make it larger.IMG_0077 6.  If you are making a bigger one then keep rolling your rosettes varying the sizes and colors.  Then lay them out the way you like, making sure the two wired loops are on either side of the necklace so you have something to attach your wire to.IMG_0079 7.  With a hot glue gun glue your rosettes one to another holding it in place until the glue is dry.

8.  Attach your chain to the wired loops adding a clasp as well.  Admire your work and be ready for compliments on your interesting jewelry taste.

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Next up…zippered flowers.

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  • Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

    Girl…how do you come up with this?? I love how your mind works. :) Those look so cool rolled up — I never would have thought of that.

  • Ashlee @ I’m Topsy Turvy
  • lisbonlioness

    Weird and wonderful, I really like it!

  • Amy {Design Intervention}

    I'm enjoying zipper week, I just bought an entire roll of zipper edging at Joanns on clearance. I've only used it for one project so far….posting about that a little later though! :)

  • Carmel

    Okay… this one I like a little better. You are the queen of funky jewelry. : )

  • Alison@howdoesshe

    Now this one is cute!!! I need to get in and find all your zipper posts!!!

  • Busy As Can Be

    How cleaver!

  • Craft Passion

    Cool!!! Would like to try this out soon. I never have zipper as necklace before :)

  • Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com

    That is darling Beckie. You are so clever. I love the round shapes – very different!

    XOXO
    Jen

  • shelly @ the familyblt

    Oh, you were rightie-o! That is wayway cute!

  • Tanyia

    this is so cute!! I never would have thought to roll them!

  • [email protected]

    cool beans! Some of those zippers look really familar! lol

    gail

  • PeaceLoveApplesauce

    This is so, so cute!!