Feature Designer

I previously featured a designer who made large collars made from several zippers. But London-based Tina Echterhölter aka the Blue-Eyed Girl makes much daintier jewelry from these popular clothing fasteners. Her bolo tie inspired necklace below looks like it could be worn by men or women.

I've seen some lovely woven cord bracelets before but none made from zippers! I really love the colours she chose here. She calls the silver ball shaped findings bowles and they are perfect for her designs.

She has also managed to use zippers in much smaller jewelry items like her double ring design (below left) and the earrings.

So what's next for Tina? Well, her latest endeavour which is not yet up on her website are necklaces made from lingerie supplies - bra strap retainers! Now who would have guessed?

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