a zipper bracelet tutorial ... ♥




Mother's Day always sneaks up on me :)
it's almost here, and i have a great handmade gift idea to share with you!





all week long, myself & the nine other bloggers, are sharing handmade gift ideas
that will make your mom, or any mom, feel super special ♥
yesterday Megan from the Remodeled Life shared the how-to 
for a pretty silhouette necklace ...
and i want to show you how to make one of these funky fun zipper bracelets
kay? let's make stuff!






you'll need: 
7 inch separating zippers ~ charms - beads
20 gauge jewelry wire ~ lobster clasps
and some jewelry pliers






this is really the only tricky part ...
using a drill with a small bit attached,
drill a hole through the clamp at the base of the zipper
(slowly & carefully :)






using the pliers, i separated the jump ring,
added the lobster clasp and attached it to the the base of the zipper
(where we drilled the hole :)





with scissors, trim down both sides of the zipper close to the teeth, 
while leaving a bit of the colored edge






to keep the edges from fraying i used the flame from a small candle 
to heat & seal the edges of the zipper 
(it will also burn off any stray pieces that are left after cutting)






now time to embellish!
i added a few charms and beads to the same ring that holds the clasp 
i really don't make jewlery all that often, so i just went with it! 
and tried different things until i found a combination i liked...
it's fun to experiment
:)






once all the pieces are attached ... wrap it up in a pretty box and it's all set for mom!





(then maybe make one for yourself too :)







will be sharing another project tomorrow
be sure to hop on over and pay her a visit!
 happy crafting!

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32 comments:

  1. love these! I am totally going to try this for my friends!!!

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    1. have fun! once you make one, you have to make more! :)

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  2. These are so cute Jaime!! What a great idea! :) Happy May, have a great day!! xo Holly

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  3. Love them!! Oh so funky and fun. Thanks so much for being a part of the series, Jaime! xo

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  4. Love these bracelets, Jaime! Just pinned to my Jewelry DIY board on Pinterest. Now I just need to get my confidence up to consider trying to make these myself! :)

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    1. oh you can do it! jewelry is not one of my go to crafts either ... but you can't mess these up :) and you can be as creative as you want! thanks for the visit ♥

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  5. Thank you for a wonderful tutorial. Now to be brave enough to use a drill:)

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    1. ha! have to confess the hubs drilled the holes for me :) but watching him do it, looked easy peasy! you go girl! ♥

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  6. So stinkin' Cute, Jamie! Is it ok to make yourself a Mother's Day present? Lol. I want one :) Thank you for the sweet tutorial. Happy Mother's Day!!
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  7. I love this! What a fun idea!! Pinning!!

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  8. Soooo cute, Jamie! Loving this series! Also pinning!
    xo, Claire @ ALittleClaireification

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  9. These are GORGEOUS!! I know I'd love to be sportin' one of these babies!!

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  10. These are absolutely adorable! I am going to have to make some...the possibilities are endless! Thanks for sharing...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  11. Cute...forwarded the idea to my daughter. Would like the charms to be spaced out so they dont always fall to the bottom of your wrist- thx for sharing the tut. :)

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  12. SHUT UP!!! AHHHH !! LOVE!!! WE NEED TO TALK lol

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  13. Love this! And you make it look so easy, too! I have to try this one!

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  14. Soooo unique and pretty :) Love!

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  15. These are awesome and my daughter and I will be trying these very soon. Love your blog. I have been following you since I saw you featured in BH&G magazine.

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  16. Wow Jamie, these bracelets are so pretty! How fun for mother's day! I love how you can personalize them with charms! Too cute. By the way, I'm loving your blog so much!

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  17. Oh, I absolutely adore this! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!!!

    Brooke - DesignedByBH

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  18. How CUTE is that???! Love this - thank you for the tutorial :-)

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  19. How CUTE is that???! Love this - thank you for the tutorial :-)

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  20. Hey Jaime, where do you recommend getting these zippers from? I have found many but they look cheap.

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  21. Similar to LiveStrong wristbands, Custom Debossed Wristbands can be personalized to engrave a message of your choice in sunken-in format. Debossed bracelets can be worn by people of all ages as a fashionable accessory to flaunt their style.

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