Welcome to Day 2 of Zipper Week. If 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! Grab 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. 2. 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.
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. 4. Stick a headpin through the zipper and make a basic loop. 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. 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. 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.
Next up…zippered flowers.
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