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zipper butterfly

Added Aug 25, 2009

by skwarynia

Zamosc, Poland






I was bored with history, so I played with zipper again. I like this so much! This brooch should look like a butterfly… but this was really hard to make the ‘wings’ look the same. So, my butterfly had an accident:) and i look like it should look after accident.
I took me about an hour to make, and now my fingers had enough:)
Sorry for bad pics, but I haven’t any camera and I had to use my cell

Material Notes

zipper, scrap of leather to cover the back and safety pin:)




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Victorian, Vintage

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    Jan 5, 2010, 04.11 PMby krummel

    Brilliant! I will now be hunting for longer zips!

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    Oct 10, 2009, 09.57 PMby cmok

    Very Original! woow

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      Oct 11, 2009, 10.23 AMby skwarynia

      Thanks! It’s just a result of my fun with zippers:)

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    Aug 28, 2009, 01.16 AMby hstorm799

    very creative. cute!

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    Aug 26, 2009, 09.41 PMby camilaustral

    i love it!! looks like a moth (i like moths)

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      Aug 27, 2009, 11.38 AMby skwarynia

      Yes, you’re right! The colour is better for moths:) Let’s say it’s a hybrid of a butterfly and a moth:)

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    Aug 26, 2009, 01.26 AMby judeb

    You have a great way with zippers, they just don’t behave for me!

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    Aug 25, 2009, 10.11 PMby missymay

    so cute!

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    Aug 25, 2009, 08.33 PMby lauralina

    Great work, this is amazing ! And actually, it does look like a butterfly :) . Nice job !

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      Aug 26, 2009, 08.58 AMby skwarynia

      Thanks:) But I’m kind of person for who everything should be perfect. And I know that it should like better… But know I’m quite satisfied!

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    Aug 25, 2009, 07.55 PMby ichigogirl

    Oh, it’s SOO cute!

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    Aug 25, 2009, 06.22 PMby ralarkins

    looks like fun! How long of a zipper was it?

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    • Zdj_cie066_large

      Aug 25, 2009, 06.47 PMby skwarynia

      Hmm I suppose it was 70cm or 50cm long:) Sorry but now I can’t measure. Thanks:)

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    Aug 25, 2009, 05.57 PMby conker

    Wow! This is amazing!

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