Saturday, January 29, 2011

Zippered brooch

I have been admiring the lovely range of zippered brooches that are popping up all over the net and on flickr. Most of the ones I have seen have been made into a brooch, but they can also be used on headbands, hair ties and I even saw a pair of shoes with the zipper flower on the front. I decided to give it ago with some old zippers I had. I tried 2 methods :

This first method is created by starting with a tight coil in the middle and then pinching the outside to form a traditional rosette.

The second method I tried, you create the petals first followed by the tight coil in the middle. These ones are much bulkier, and you can see the two different sizes I created. I was thinking about giving one to my Make Mine Modern swap partner..... but do you think ?

1 comment:

  1. A coworker of mine keeps raving about these and churning them out! They're so adorable-great job Kelly!!