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Old 03-15-2010, 09:23
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Default Re: What do big girls want?

Originally Posted by kaneohegirl View Post
what length zipper do you use
The longer the better, the one in the picture is a 19", I think. I bought a bunch on ebay from China. I like the ones that have a different color metal zipper part so you can see the zipper feature. When I pull it apart, you'll have two pieces so you can make two flowers from it. If you get a shorter zipper, you'll have to use both sides to make one flower to get the fullness. I've seen girls wear rings made from this too. When I went to a trade show late last year, they were selling necklaces made from zippers for big $$$$$.

Originally Posted by youngja4 View Post
That is really cute, do mind telling how to make it, I am very new here and to bow making?
thanks so much
I don't have any instructions, for my first one, I just bought a jacket from the thrift store for dirt cheap (I think $0.90) and yanked out the zipper and then took my glue gun and went to town. I'm sure you can sew it too but I just played until it came out right. Hope that helps you out some. I just did it by trial and error until I got the look that I liked.
Mom to 2 girls, 7 & 4
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