zipper brooches

A quickie post to show you these little zipper brooches that I made about a week ago.  My mother-in-law also gave  me a bag of old zippers.  As I sifted through them, I remembered seeing this video on MSL.  So, I got out my glue gun and just started playing, twisting and twirly the zipper halves every which way to see  what i could make.  This is what I came up with.

The old, dusty and faded look of the zippers give them a kind of vintagey look, I think.  I have no idea what I will do with all of them and have not yet sewn or glued on any brooch pins to the backs. I wish I had though, they are perfect for a quick  fancying-up of a dress or bag.

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17 Responses to zipper brooches

  1. kelly says:

    wow, these are so cute!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Definitely a great idea. Love the top left one!

  3. They are cool Regina, it’s amazing the possiblities that are out there if they only just occur to you 🙂

  4. Angela says:

    How pretty! You are very creative!

  5. Sister Diane says:

    Wow, these are awesome! And what a great score – a whole bag of zippers!

  6. Gina Lee Kim says:

    Regina, UR super clever, beautifully talented, and so very kind. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I passed my boards with flying colors. Warmly, Gina Kim R.N. 🙂 p.s. my favorite would be the dark navy one, bottom right.

  7. Taryn says:

    Very cute!! I think the bottom right is my favorite. Would have never even thought to do this myself. :0)

  8. cindy says:

    so awesome and original!!

  9. susan says:

    I love them…..Can I buy one and wear it to work on my uniform Sue

  10. Grandma Cindy says:

    Those are soooo cute.
    And to think I almost threw the whole bag out.

  11. Regina says:

    These are so great! I have a whole bag of old zippers from my SIL’s MIL (yeah – roundabout inheritance) – I think some might find some new life. And I LOVE how you display them to photograph. Lovely!

  12. Flassie says:

    Wow! How awesome and lovely!

    I seen small bags made out of
    zippers b/4 too.

    God Bless You and Yours!!!

  13. Those are so cute! They would be perfect on a purse!

  14. sofy says:

    wow, I must say that is a good idea. would not mind parading around town with such a brooch:)
    Never thought you could use zippers in themselves to anything, but I see than I stand corrected.

  15. I’ve seen these and love them! Love your unique twist on the design. My mom recently asked if I wanted a bag of old metal zippers. Of course I said, “YES!” Now I just have to decide which color to use first!

  16. Sharon says:

    These are soooo cute! I love them all. The one in the middle red/white kinda looks like a bird looking at you. LOL Great look!!
    Web site comming soon! I hope

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