Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Zipper Bling - More Amazing Zipper Jewelry Artisans

Did Oprah talk about it or something? Because I've noticed a huge zipper jewelry craze on the internet in the past few days. More and more artisans are rising to the challenge of making jewelry from this haberdashery staple.

So for today, here's another selection of outstanding artisans I absolutely love! It's clear from their different styles how truly creative they all are. Check out the related posts at the end for more. Then onwards tomorrow for more awesome zipper jewelry tutorials you can try.

Reborne Jewelry on Etsy
When I struggle to pick a few outstanding pieces from an artisan's collection is the point when I know for certain how good he or she is. Paris based Reborne Jewelry is such a case. Every piece is unique. Shown above is the chained bubbled zipper necklace. Who would think to do a splendid mash up design such as this chain mailled zipper necklace?


Amalia Versaci on Etsy
I first came across Amalia's work simply because she had made a comment on one of my past posts and I checked out her shop. I love her striking lavender vintage zipper tape spiral necklace.


Her colorful 3 tier teardrop zipper earrings are another standout.


Londi Creations on Etsy
An American living in France, Londi makes outstanding zipper jewelry which uses not just zippers but buttons, beads and felt. I really like her new Zip It collection. The Opium Dream Zip It Necklace is simply gorgeous! 


So is her Cranberry Out Zip It Necklace. She is a true mixed media maestro!


ZipBling by Louise Loewenstein
The inspiration for her wonderful collection of zipper jewelry came after a trip to South Africa where she saw many items for sale which were made from recycled materials. That got her thinking. So this long time contemporary fiber artist began making whimsical zipper jewelry. She likes to challenge herself to put the zipper pulls together so it's not obvious what they are initially. Do explore her wonderful collections which includes silver and colored zipper pulls.


Her innovative way of putting together the zipper pulls is inspiring. Via


Designer Playground on Etsy
This bold neckpiece by a graphic designer is adorned with a Swarovski charm. I love her statement pieces a a great deal. It's hard to come up with contemporary cuff designs using zips but she does it very well.



Bogate Design on Etsy
A creative maven, Stacy loves using recycled zippers for her one of a kind accessories. She has a wonderful flair for color and placement as shown by her lovely pendants, barrettes and brooches.

 

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12 comments :

Lala said...

Who knew that a zipper could make such beautiful jewelry? That's simply amazing! You can make accessories out of anything these days. I'm always amazed by the creativity of jewelry makers.

Azure Islands Designs said...

These are great...such unique pieces...my brain is very structured and I'm just feeling comfortable doing asymmetrical necklaces, never mind something like this...:0)

Cheers

George said...

You linked to Kate Cusack in an earlier blog entry but she remains the originator of this design trend with her original ideas. Here's her blog:

http://www.katecusack.com/zippers.html

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

All are quite unique and I'm in love with the second necklace...wow! Have a Happy New Year!

The Beading Gem said...

Thanks George for Kate Cusack's blog. The original blog post I wrote about her work quite a while ago has her blog and website URLs.

For The Love of Beads said...

Neat pieces - I really love the zipper pulls necklace! I have this pair of earrings I got ages ago (at one of those junk-jewelry-for-tweens type stores no less) which are just zipper pulls on studs. A little simpler than any of this but they look really cute and I love them. =P

~Emi

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Great collection of Zipper jewelry. I have a pair of zipper earrings from when I was a kid, but this is a whole other level!

BetteJo said...

When I see jewelry made from unusual things I have to wonder - how does somebody one day turn around and say - yeah - zippers! I can make jewelry out of that!

Jane Of Handmade Jewelry Club said...

Hi Pearl, I think your articles on zipper jewelry help to popularize the art. I must say your blog is one of the best so far. Thanks for the great content!

The Beading Gem said...

I am touched with your kind words Jane! I enjoy sharing all I find and am inspired by.

Divya N said...

Awesome..the craze is still on a year later..am working on some Zipper jewelry myself and these are great inspiration...thanks Pearl

Almost Precious said...

Ah ha! Yes this was the post I had viewed a year ago. I thought I had left a comment back then but sometimes the system throws me a curve and I miss the ball.
I can remember how astonished I was over Reborne Jewelry's chain mailled zipper necklace, it was hard to believe it was fabricated from zippers. As I continued to read and scroll down the post I found treasure after treasure that each artist had created from little more then the humble zipper.
Stacy's designs are reminiscent of fine seed bead work and now, a full year later, I am still in awe over her lovely pendant and barrette.

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