September 24, 2011

Zip-a-dee do dah: DIY Zipper Wrap Bracelet



On everyone's favorite time-waster, Pinterest, I found a few different photos of bracelets made out of zippers, inciting an instant "lemme make it!" response. Here's how I did it-- and it's incredibly easy, as long as you like to play with fire. But you know what they say-- you might get burned.

Instructions after the jump!


Tools and materials:
A zipper long enough to wrap around your wrist 2 or 3 times (or once, if you prefer). I unzipped mine for one row of teeth.
A lighter or lit candle
Jump rings
Clasp
Pliers
Superglue



Begin by trimming off the fabric from the zipper as close to the teeth as you can get your scissors.


Hold the zipper next to a flame to melt down the fabric to prevent fraying. Be careful because the metal zipper teeth will get hot!


Use the pliers to open up the fold over ends. Put a blob of glue on the ends. Put one end of the zipper on the end, and again use pliers to fold the metal over the zipper. Repeat for the other end of the zipper. Let the glue dry overnight.



Once the glue is dry, attach the clasp with the jump rings.


That's it! You have another wrap bracelet for those arm parties that just don't stop.

4 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE and LOVE!!! I cannot wait to make one!

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  2. @The Curvy Girl: Thanks so much!!

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  3. WOW! I really loved this one, it seems really easy and looks great on your wrist!

    Happy Saturday :D
    Julieta

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  4. GROOOVVYYYY BABY,LET ME MAKEIT !! THANXZ,SUE-Z

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