Sunday, June 20, 2010

That metal zipper necklace

Sheesh. That's a pretty blah title isn't it?

A few of you commented on the zipper necklace I had on GiGi when I photographed by 60-minute 80s knit top (this post).

Here's a closer look.

Alas, I cannot lay claim to having created this great necklace. Well, I guess I could since you'd never know would you? But I wouldn't do that to you. No, no, no.

Actually I found this little treasure at a jewelry warehouse sale. Only four bucks. I knew I couldn't make it for that so I purchased it.

The back of the necklace is one shaped felt piece.

The zipper appears to simply be glued to the felt back. And not even that neatly as you can see from this side shot.

In the center of the necklace the zippers are shaped like flowers with the edge of the zipper tape glued to the felt. The zipper tape as about 1/8" of an inch glued flat against the felt.

The necklace is tied on with a black satin ribbon that is inserted between the zipper tape and felt backing.

And that's that. The metal zipper necklace.

Oooo, speaking of 80s fashions. (We kinda were, weren't we?) I just sewed a black knit top from this new release-Butterick 5497- and it is so stinkin' 80s I can hardly believe it. I feel like I should don a pair neon leggings, ankle spike-heel booties, and huge hoops ala Susanna Hoff in Walk Like an Egyptian. Okay, okay. It's not quite that 80s. You can judge for yourself in a few days. Pin It


  1. I also noticed this beautiful necklace, lucky find! And I also love the Bangles! Can't wait to see your top.

  2. Love that! I have, somewhere, instructions for zipper flowers, which I intended to make. I went so far as to buy some red, yellow, orange and green zips to make them. Must look up the instructions.



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