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!
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!
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