Monday, March 28, 2011

T-Shirt Bracelet :: Zipper Flowers

T-shirt bracelet:
This funky bracelet used to be one of my favorite t-shirts! I finally need to recycle it & started to cut it into rags. The edges started to curl & I knew that I wanted to try something a little different. I cut many small strips & layered them together. I tied the ends off with hemp cord, attached a toggle clasp & added charms!

Zipper Flowers:
I have a large collection of vintage zippers in many different colors & sizes. I knew I wanted to create "flowers" but wasn't sure how to make them "curl". I pulled out my sewing kit & started with a "running stitch" to gather the edges. This worked to make the flower & I simply layered the zipper into a circle. The longer the zipper, the bigger the flower!