Hmmmm, I am beginning to see a pattern with my crafting fails. Whenever I try to make some sort of flowery doo-dad for an jewelry project, I crash and burn. Here’s my latest flaming inferno of failure.
I had an urge to go all Martha and make a flower zipper brooch like I have been seeing all over the webs lately. I searched through the bins of zippers at the local thrift store and found one that was appropriately worn and frayed for that shabby chic look.
Shabby, yes. Chic, dunno about that. I got to work on the brooch by chopping off the ends of the zipper and pulling the two halves apart, like so.
Check out my mad photography skillz. Nothing says “professionally made product” like a photo lit only by the flash of a crappy point and shoot camera.
Anywho, once the zipper was taken apart, I got bizzay making the flower. I folded and twisted, pinned and sewed, expertly forming the petals like a, um, an expert petal former.
Behold the fruits of my labor!
It’s a moss-covered, three-handled family grendunza!
What’s a moss-covered, three-handled family gredunza, you ask? I’m not sure, but it’s not a flower.