Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

rose zipper pull
rose zipper pull,
originally uploaded by copperspringsleather.

Today I am featuring my Zipper Pulls/Key Chains.

My zipper pulls may seem like an odd choice for a blog about earth day, but please give me a chance to explain. One day I was sitting in my studio looking at my bin of leather scraps. Most of these scraps were too small to make a wallet front or a change purse, but it seemed wasteful to add these pieces of leather to the landfill. I realized that they could become something beautiful.

I took out my leather punches and started making circles of different sizes. I tooled a small design on the circle. I carefully painted them with leather dye. Once they were dry I used a very small punch to make a hole for the beaded key chain. I added the beaded key chain and a beautiful zipper pull/ key chain was born.

Now I make these zipper pull / key chains when I have a bin full of scraps. I get requests for them all the time. They always sell out at the craft shows I attend.


Lynne said...

I'd love to see your zipper pulls. Can you double check your link? It sent me to an error page at Etsy.


CopperSpringsLeather said...

It should be fixed now.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5391532§ion_id=5237236 or CopperSpringsLeather.etsy.com

Sarah McBride said...

what a great idea! Using up your scraps AND selling out. It is a win-win craft item.
they look great!

Nicole Solo said...

I love my skull zipper pull from Copper Springs Leather! :))

CopperSpringsLeather said...

Thanks Nicole =)