I also have this free tutorial on Craftsy in pdf format, so that it is easier for you to download.
These zipper pulls add a nice touch for any bag that you make and are really useful too, especially for those zippers that do not have a large enough metal pull on them already.
Okay let's get started!
|Here is an example of my beaded zipper pull with a charm.|
|Next gather your tools:|
|Take your round tip pliers and open the loop in your eyepin just large enough to place your charm through. With your flat tip pliers gently close the loop closed.|
|Place one of the smallest beads onto the wire, followed by your largest bead and then another small bead. You can of course add more beads to your liking.|
|With your round tip pliers, grab the wire close to the bead. The shape of the round tips are smaller at the tip and gradually get larger at the base. Where you place the wire on the tip will determine the size of the loop you will make.|
|Wrap the wire around and around close to the base of the bead. Be careful not to break or crack your glass bead as you twist the loop.|
|The loop has been twisted around and around until there is no more wire left to twist. Make sure the end is not sticking out. Give it a gentle squeeze with the flat tip pliers to push the wire end closer to the loop that you made.|
|Now you will need your split ring pliers and your split ring. Just as the name implies, you will be splitting your ring as in the photo above.|
|Once you split the ring open a bit, take your beaded unit and the split ring and insert the split ring into the loop of the beaded unit. Turn it around until the entire split ring it now on the loop of the beaded unit.|
|Still twisting the ring onto the beaded unit.|
|Now the split ring is looped into the loop of the beaded unit and your zipper pull is finished.|
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