I was going through my pics of our trip up the West Coast last summer.
My dad just had back surgery and is down and out for a little while so my
sister had the brilliant idea to put together a digital photo frame for him
with pictures of the family.
As I was going through my pictures from our trip
I found some pictures of some bracelets I made a while ago but never got around
to posting them.
Honestly I'm not sure why.
I love how they turned out.
Plus maybe I need to take a break from pallet projects for a little while.
I've got a major living room redecorate coming soon that has a heavy
dose of pallet wood so let's try something completely different.
I'm like that sometimes.
So here goes.
Forewarning: This post will be picture rich.
Alright. Let's go!
I love the fun funky design of some of them.
The cool industrial metal ones.
While brousing through SAS in Phoenix,
which is my proverbial 'kid in a candy store' place,
I wandered over to their zipper section.
Little tiny ones.
Separating metal ones.
Chunky plastic ones.
All for so cheap.
The zippers I'm using here cost me $0.25 each.
When I saw them I knew they would be perfect for bracelets.
Kind of an industrial meets steampunk effect.
Fun and unique.
So I dug out my jewelry making supplies and started putting things together.
A key, a charm and some beads were all this bracelet needed.
Afer I trimmed the canvas tape away from the actual metal zipper.
A few jump rings and a lobster claw closure and it's done.
Zippers and charms.
Perfectly cute and fun!
For this bracelet I decided to leave the canvas tape on and allow the zipper to function
unlike the previous one.
I found another set of fun charms.
A love charm with definition,
and I made the bead charm with a head pin and some beads.
Then I attached the charms with a jump ring to the hole in the zipper head.
This way I can unzip the zipper if I want or leave it closed all the way.
The ends got a bar clamp and a toggle closure.
This is a great way to finish off the ends of the fabric.
I had to push the canvas strips together a little
to get them to fit in the bar clamp but not too much.
Then just press them closed with pliers and add the jump rings.
I think it looks beautiful on my wrist.
Fun dangle-ley charms.