Friday, July 22, 2011

Steampunk-ish Time Flies Zipper Charm

Hi All....

Today's post is going to be short.  Just finished today's charm but there is a T-Storm moving in fast so I've got to make it quick.

Today I have a charm made from a zipper slide that has a steampunk flair to it. 
The other day I used the zipper from an old carhartt around the edge of my Gothic Arch.  Well I had this great zipper slider (not sure if that's it's technical name) left over.  I thought it would make a great foundation for a nifty charm!

time flies charm 001

With just a few extra supplies....wings*, watch face & watch bits...

*I should note that I bought these particular wings at Paper Whimsey

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I first glued the wings and a vintage clock face to the zipper using Aleene's Glass & Bead glue...  Made specifically for slick surfaces (glass, metal, plastic, etc)

time flies charm 003

Then I made up a few dangles for the bottom....

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And put it all together! 

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And there you have it! 
A very quick and fun steampunk inspired charm!

I rec'd a couple more Altered Charm Swap envies...I'll be back after these storms pass to let you know who and what I rec'd!



  1. Love this Roni! You are so clever. Who would have thought to do something like this with a zipper pull? Oh, wait, YOU! LOL!

    Elaine Allen

  2. This is great!! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with all of us. I love it and your blog. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.


  3. This is amazing and so are you!!

  4. This is a splendid charm~ you creativity no no bounds!

  5. Wow... this wants me to 'rob' my DH's carhartts... hehehe... I love it!

  6. You are so clever !How do you think up all these cool things! Love the zipper pull, sheesh, now I need to start hunting for these!
    Thanks for another inspiring post.

  7. How cool is this!! Way to think outside the box...I <3 this!!

  8. Another awesome charm piece Roni!!! Very cool!

  9. WOW!! I LOVE THIS! Such a simple idea, but it packs a huge impact! I love your "recycled supply" projects!

  10. This is just too cool! I love the stuff you use :)

  11. Your ideas are fantastic!!...don't know how you do it...which is why I follow your blog...always something totally creative!! Thanks for question though, where do you get the angel wings?


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!