DIY Zipper and Chain Bracelet

DIY Zipper and Chain Bracelet

Sorry I’ve been quiet all week (well, almost all week). I’ve been neck deep in work (both my 9-5 and my business). And with Christmas just around the corner, I’ve got only 2 rehearsals with the kids in church before their dance performance and its driving me crazy. Technique, grace, emotion, attitude , costumes, movement, stage, etc……I’m pretty sure you get the picture. I’m exhausted …..stretch….yawn.

No matter how busy I am however, it is truly difficult for me to tear myself away from my craft mess. The recent result of my addiction is this really pretty zipper and chain bracelet that looks like I bought it off the rack at some fashion store. At least that’s what my colleagues have been saying……remember me holding out my imaginary compliment basket? …. hehehehe.

Anyways, I do have time for a quick tutorial, my lovelies.  Unfortunately, I was too caught up and pressed for time (my eyes were closing) to take pictures of the step by step process. But not to worry; its pretty simple and quick too.

Here’s what you’ll need;

  • Zipper (preferably with gold or silver teeth)
  • Curb chain (in gold or silver)
  • Glue
  • Ribbon clamps and end clasps

Instructions

  1. Wrap the zipper around your wrist and cut it according to your desired length (mine was about 7 inches). Be sure not to cut off the part where you have the zip head.
  2. Close each of the zipper end with a ribbon clamp
  3. Cut out 2 pieces of the curb chain (6 inches each).
  4. Spread glue on either side of the zipper teeth and lay each of the curb chains on the glue. Allow to dry.
  5. Attach the end clasps.
  6. Wait for it…….yeah….go rock! (lol)

DIY Zipper and Chain Bracelet 7

To better secure the chain, I sewed each end to the zipper using a gold thread.

If you like to see a tutorial complete with pictures, check out  this tutorial by Miss Bloom. It’s in Greek, so you may need to translate using Google. I’m not sure if that’s where I first saw the bracelet but when I searched the web for the right tutorial, I found this one. Awesome either way.

I hope you get inspired to make your own zipper and chain bracelet. I know I had fun doing it ( even though I was half asleep, but it does show my motivation, right?)

Please follow Koltureshoq to get new posts on my projects (button is to your left). It would make my day…smile. And don’t forget to share with your friends.

Ok , so I’m off to salsa….yay!!! See you soon.

Lots of love from craft (and dance)heaven,

Omo

34 thoughts on “DIY Zipper and Chain Bracelet

    • I’m glad you like it Rebecca. Thanks for hosting your link parties. Let me say here that I totally love your blog. I’ve just gone through your Top Ten Post of 2013 and I have a good mind of trying out ALL 10 projects. Will definitely share and give credit when I do. Thanks a lot

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  1. Hey there!

    I just wanted to let you know that one of our co-hosts at The PINcentive Blog Hop chose this post as a winner, so CONGRATULATIONS! These bracelets are fantastic; I definitely have to try making one :o) As a winner, I’d love to feature this post at our next hop and it will be pinned a minimum of 31 times by my team of pinners! Additionally, we’d love to have you co-host our next hop and choose our winner. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends and increase your following. You are also entitle to priority seating at our next hop which means I will add the URL of the post you’d like to link up manually :o)

    Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience. Since I’m working under a rather tight deadline, your timely response would be greatly appreciated! If you decide to co-host, I’d need your 3 preferred methods you’d like blog hop participants to follow you and the URL of the post you’d like to link up this week.

    Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you! Happy Friday!

    Elena
    croppedstories@gmail.com

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  2. Wow! Thank you so much Elena. I’m glad you like the bracelet. Please do share if you get to make one.

    I can hardly believe this and I’m so excited. I’d be honored to co-host the next link party. As I’m kinda new to blogging and link parties, I’d like you to take me through the steps of co-hosting please? 🙂

    My preferred methods of follow are;

    via my blog: https://koltureshoq.wordpress.com/
    via Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/koltureshoq/
    via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koltureshoq

    Here’s the URL to the post I’d like to link up this week
    https://koltureshoq.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/arm-candy-update-so-much-sweetness/

    Thanks a lot for the opportunity and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Cheers

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    • Wow! To be featured on the Link It or Lump It Link Party twice in such a short time seems like a miracle. I can hardly believe my luck. Thank you so much Melissa. And thanks to Allison and Amy as well. You guys are doing a great job with the link parties and giving people the opportunity to showcase their projects.

      *Now off to grab my feature button* 🙂

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  3. Great bracelet!! Loving the colors!! Thank you so much for linking up to Get Your DIY On! I hope you’ll join us on Jan 5th for our monthly theme party with your organization project!
    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

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