Brit Kit: A Necklace Made out of Zippers?!

For my third craftinista* post of the week, Brit + Co sent me this fabulous Brit Kit to make your very own zipper necklace.

That’s right… a necklace made out of zippers. It sounds incredibly weird and honestly the directions intimidated the crap out of me. But I thought that if my finished necklace turned out even half as cute as the one that Brit is wearing on the website, it would be worth the time I spent on it.

Here’s what came in the kit: 3 black zippers, 4 colored zippers, gold findings, glue, 3-in-1 pliers, black backing and the instructions.

Here’s how the project went:

Brit Kit zipper necklace - suppliesThe kit supplies. Are you kidding me with this? I’m supposed to make a necklace out of THIS?!

Brit Kit zipper necklace - cut zipsOk, I cut the extra fabric off the zippers.This is do-able so far…

Brit Kit zipper necklace - first strand gluedThen I glued the zipper tabs on each end and glued on my first zipper. Not too hard…

Brit Kit zipper necklace - halfway doneMore gluing. I’m actually doing a pretty good job!

Brit Kit zipper necklace - finished necklaceHoly guacamole, I just MADE this out of zippers!

Impressive, right? Who would have ever thought that I’d end up with something so sassy when I started with a desk full of zippers?! If you’re interested in this kit for yourself or a fashionable friend, it’s available on Brit + Co’s website for $24.99.

Would you like to win this necklace? I’ve decided to give away this zipper necklace, as well as the Joan of Arc necklace I made in this post. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me which necklace you’d like to win! I’ll draw the winners on Wednesday, January 15th at noon.

Disclosure: I was provided a Brit Kit for free as a ‘thank you’ for participating in the Brit Co-Op. I was not required to review the kit, recommend it or even blog about it at all. I just loved it so much that I wanted to share it with my readers!

* If TJ Maxx can call someone a Maxxinista… I can certainly call myself a craftinista!

1/15/14 Update: Winners have been picked and I’m thrilled to announce that Erika has won the zipper necklace and Cathy C has won the Joan of Arc necklace! Emails will be going out to the winners today so that I can pop your prizes in the mail by the end of the week. Thank you to everyone who entered and keep your eyes pealed for more fun contests and giveaways in the near future.

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13 thoughts on “Brit Kit: A Necklace Made out of Zippers?!”

  1. I like both, but the zipper one is extra unique. I love the photos of you making the Joan of Arc one. You look so happy and I am still loving the bangs.

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