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Heather Merritt is the talent and creative mind behind Re-Zip It! Through her love for art, design, fashion and recycling she creates unique pieces using recycled vintage zippers. Never missing a detail, each piece is carefully designed and hand crafted by Heather from start to finish. The pure simplicity of zippers has allowed Heather to turn her passions into an expressive art form that she can share with others.
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My artwork happened as an accident. I have always been "artsy" but have never been totally into art. While working as a therapist, treating substance abusing criminals, I realized that I needed a healthy stress release. A way to process all the negative energy that I had to…

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  • Born on February 10
  • Joined June 2, 2008

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About

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Heather Merritt is the talent and creative mind behind Re-Zip It! Through her love for art, design, fashion and recycling she creates unique pieces using recycled vintage zippers. Never missing a detail, each piece is carefully designed and hand crafted by Heather from start to finish. The pure simplicity of zippers has allowed Heather to turn her passions into an expressive art form that she can share with others.
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My artwork happened as an accident. I have always been "artsy" but have never been totally into art. While working as a therapist, treating substance abusing criminals, I realized that I needed a healthy stress release. A way to process all the negative energy that I had to deal with on a daily basis. This is where my art work allowed me to release all my negative energy through expressing my feelings and emotions in a positive way.

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All of my art work is constructed from recycled vintage zippers that have been rescued from old clothing, grandmas basement or second hand stores. Each and every piece of my art work incorporates a vintage zipper. It is very important to me to reduce the amount of waste we ship off to the landfills. I also attempt to reuse materials whenever possible, removing the need to continually exploit new resources to create what we need.
I love the feeling of being continuously challenged to create new designs using everyday zippers. I have come to realize that there is nothing I can't create with a zipper.
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I was featured on the Today Show as a top 10 finalist in the Art of Reuse Contest sponsored by NBC....check out the attached clip

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