Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Whimsical Zipper Brooches by Woolly Fabulous

By on Tuesday, May 08, 2012 17 Comments

Just when I think I have seen all possible permutations of zipper jewelry, along comes another artisan whose work just blows my mind!   Odile Gova Desgroseilliers is a fellow Canadian who makes delightfully whimsical zipper brooches for her Etsy store, Woolly Fabulous.


She crafts her brooches using a combination of zippers and felt. You can see the approximate technique here. (Odile has a tutorial in her store, BTW). The felt is upcycled from wool sweaters that she finds at places like thrift stores.  She hunts well and has a strong sense of color because her creations are so vibrant.



Odile has an uncanny ability to "draw" with zipper teeth as outlines with felt infills.  Totally unique! You can see more of Odile's work on Flickr .





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17 comments:

  1. How wonderful!! Thank you so, so much!!

    I must tell you that the "how to" photo is not an accurate depiction of my technique...that's someone else's take on how I do my work.
    I would like to mention that I've just finished a very detailed tutorial for how I do my work and it's available for sale in my shop... I just did this on the weekend!!

    It's proving to be very popular.... I'm very excited about it!!

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  2. Wonderful idea, beautifully created!

    via Facebook

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  3. I am blown away by these beautiful creations! You a a very talented artist!

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  4. Wow, these are absolutely adorable!

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  5. Oh so cute and nice brooches. Great work!

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  6. these are beautiful..love the concept

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  7. Incredible work and recycling at its finest!

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  8. Barbara -bcameron8@tampabay.rr.comMay 9, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Wow, how clever & cool. Going to check out her shop. Thanks Pearl, you have a real knack for finding talented artists.

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  9. Thanks Barbara for the kind words. What I try to do is find truly inspiring artisans who make not just lovely jewelry but innovative ones as well. These are the designers who do stand out among the crowd.

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  10. Your welcome pearl. I truly enjoy your blog. I pinned 2 of her broaches to my Pintrest boards hoping to give her some exposure. So adorable!

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  11. Thank you again, Pearl, for the introduction to some really creative and cool things. I wish I could come up with such great stuff and I really appreciate that you find it all!

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  12. WOW! How cute, these are wonderful. Odile is very creative. I just can't believe these are made from zippers. Fantastic work!!! Thank you for sharing Odile's wonderful work.

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  13. These are stunning. Yes, I thought I'd seen every variation of zipper jewelry, too, but here's a fresh new take.

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  14. Odile's work is a prime example of how we should be thinking outside the box to come up with innovative jewelry designs.

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  15. I'm not fond of most zipper jewelry but this is cute and fun!

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  16. Soooo amazing! I absolutely love the sense of color and breathtaking line work in these. <3

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