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Lace and Zipper Necklace Tutorial

This lace and zipper necklace tutorial by M and J Trimming is a stunner! The zipper is black but the lace edging and beaded trimmings are gold tone making the design a real statement.  Still, it has to be worn with the right outfit - a simple v- necked black dress rather than what is shown below!

Glue is used to secure both lace and trimming. But sewing these is another option.  Instead of purchased bead trimmings, consider adding your own beaded chains!

Check out this past post which shows the iconic and inspirational 1950's Van Cleef and Arpels bejeweled zipper necklace which opens and closes like the real thing.

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  1. I have to say this is not my cup of tea. Not even Van Cleef and Arpel's.

    I think the zipper would irritate my neck if it was up against bare skin.

    Maybe a black turtleneck dress would solve that problem

    However - this one is just missing the mark for me. Not sure why and maybe I'm the only one who thinks this way?

    1. Some of the zippers have plastic teeth so that should not irritate. The black turtle neck dress idea could work for people who like this kind of thing!

  2. Though I love the concept I wouldn't know what to do with the zipper end hanging straight on my chest. Feels a little like a garland that a necklace

  3. Sorry to say, I don't find it appealing either.

  4. I love jewelry from uncommon objects but always have concerns about how it looks - the best for me is when people can't tell what it's made of right away :) In this case, bejeweling the puller or replacing it would do. I have an oversized zipper brooch I wear on my winter coat and it certainly draws attention!


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