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Ordinary Zippers Reinvented as Extraordinary Jewelry

230 Sales

ArtologieDesigns

Ordinary Zippers Reinvented as Extraordinary Jewelry

230 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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(31)

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Nicoletta

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Announcement   Now featuring my zipper jewelry made with Talon brand zippers! Quality Zipper Jewelry handmade in the USA.

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Last updated on 18 Feb, 2017

Now featuring my zipper jewelry made with Talon brand zippers! Quality Zipper Jewelry handmade in the USA.

Nicoletta

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Nicoletta

Talon Bold Spiral Zipper Necklace
AU$201.18
Large Octopus Loops Necklace
AU$201.18
Small Octopus Loops Necklace
AU$167.65
Talon New Vintage Zipper Wrap Bracelet
AU$107.30
Original Talon Wrap Bracelet
AU$107.30
Talon Wrap Bracelet: Round Pull
AU$107.30
White/Silver Zipper Bracelet: YKK Ring Pull
AU$60.35
Octopus Cuff Zipper Bracelet
AU$167.65
Seamstress Zipper Necklace
AU$368.83
IMPACT Big Zipper Wrap Bracelet: YKK Ring Pull
AU$80.47
Red Turquoise Zipper Necklace
AU$127.41
Tassel Zipper Necklace
AU$261.53
Unisex Antique Brass Pullover Zipper Necklace
AU$73.77
New Thin Black Zipper Wrap Bracelet
AU$53.65
Tahitian Shell Pearls Zipper Necklace
AU$368.83
Sushi Zipper Necklace
AU$60.35
Venus of Willendorf Zipper Necklace
AU$60.35
Love Letter Zipper Necklace
AU$60.35
Chunky Zipper Dangle Earrings
AU$46.94
Twisted Pretzel Zipper Earrings
AU$87.18
Starry Night Signature Zipper Necklace
AU$435.89
Van Gogh Zipper Necklace
AU$53.65
Chunky Zipper Dangle Earrings: Black
AU$46.94
Friars Cross Zipper Necklace
AU$46.94
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mimi

mimi on 15 Aug, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for quick shipment. This is such a unique necklace and I really liked it.

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What Inspires an Artist?

The search for inspiration has taken me to some far-flung places in the world. I have climbed mountains to find ancient petroglyphs on maraes in Tahiti, learned kanji calligraphy in a third-grade classroom in Japan, and met a sculptor who can drive his wooden Ferrari through Venetian canals! Learning about the art of many cultures inspires me to create using almost anything.

While I wear many "hats", including artist, teacher, travel writer, wife, and mother, my current work can be traced back to my hometown of Hoboken, New Jersey. My first piece was inspired by the metal teeth of a big vintage zipper, made over 50 years ago by the Talon Zipper Company in Hoboken. This necklace, a design I call "Bold Spiral.", launched my business, as it evoked curiosity by people I met on the street. Admirers who have seen my jewelry in person agree that the unique aspect of my design is the ILLUSION it creates, the unexpected. Some pieces are designed with minimal alteration of the zipper, while others have the addition of vintage charms, or beads sewn into the design. I aim to transform mundane objects into unique, edgy, wearable art for everyone.

Enjoy!
Nicoletta

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    100% Handmade Jewelry, made entirely by me, in the U.S.A.

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Last updated on 09 April, 2016
Welcome to my site of unique handmade items! My passions are art and travel, and I have been inspired by my visits to some far-flung places in the world. I have photographed and painted in some off-the-beaten path spots in the USA, as well as Italy, Japan, France, and Tahiti.

I have opened this shop on Etsy featuring my current jewelry designs using new and vintage zippers. I am excited by the idea of reinventing the mundane. My inspiration began with a really big vintage Talon zipper, which I made into a design I call "Bold Spiral." I did not originally intend to make them to sell, because I had seen some jewelry designs made from zippers. But wherever I went, whenever I wore this necklace, I would inevitably be stopped by strangers who would gasp, "Is that really a zipper?" It dawned on me that the unique aspect of my design is the ILLUSION it creates. Some pieces are designed with minimal alteration of the zipper, while others have the addition of vintage charms, or beads sewn into the design. You will find many of my designs are quite unique. And, of course, each one is handmade by me.

I hope you will stop by often, as I continue to add new designs.

Enjoy!
Nicoletta

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