Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tutorial for Making a Zipper Pull With Beads & a Charm

I have had some requests for a tutorial on how I make my zipper pulls, so I will show you how through a series of photos. I was going to try and learn how to do a video tutorial, but I haven't had the time to even learn how to use the video yet.

The pdf version of this tutorial is on Makerist and if  you click on the Makerist logo on the right side of my blog, you will be taken to all of my patterns at Makerist and will see this one there to click on.

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.

Please go to Makerist for the pdf. Thank you.

Here is an example of my beaded zipper pull with a charm.

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  1. Great job on sharing your tutorial for these pretty zipper pulls. I always love how you add the details to your bags and wallets. I make mine the very same way. Embracing Creative Bliss...

  2. Thanks for showing how to make your zipper pulls, Daryl. I didn't even know there was such a thing as split ring pliers, so a very handy tutorial.

  3. Those split ring pliers certainly save the fingernails. I love these zipper pulls.

  4. I love how you add little decorations to your bags, so thanks for showing us how to do it. Very pretty!

  5. Your zipper pulls always add such a charming touch to your bags Daryl! Thank you for the tutorial. In all the time my kids and I made jewelry I never knew there were such things as split ring pliers. What a great tool that is!

  6. Thanks Daryl! This is wonderful. I went to make zipper pulls the other day and couldn't remember how. I am downloading your tutorial immediately!
    Pugs and kisses,

  7. Your zipper pulls are always a nice addition to your beautiful bags and I wondered how you make them. Now I know and I thank you for telling us. I will certainly try it. :-)
    Thank you for participating to my Fabric, Thread and Yarn link party. Have a good weekend!

  8. Harrumph I have those split ring pliers (I didn't know that's what they're called, lol) - so why have I been poking a seam ripper into my split rings FOR YEARS, to open them? This is a great tutorial - and the large clear photographs are a huge help - thank you! And thanks Pam for showcasing this great tutorial - I liiiiiiiiiike it :)

  9. Hi Daryl,
    I just found your tutorial! It's just great!
    I have a box of beads and bits, and amongst the bits are eyepins! Before I read your tutorial I had no idea what to do with an eyepin!
    Now I just need to find some tiny split rings and I'm in business!
    Thanks for the great instructions!
    Barbara x

  10. Hi Daryl! Thanks so much for this tutorial! I have been meaning to look it up -- and you popped up! Great. Love the photos and now feel comfortable making these for my bags. Thanks again, Beth in Dover DE

    1. Thank you Beth for your comment. You are welcome! Since you are a no-reply, I couldn't email you directly.

  11. Very nice tutorial! This is a great way to combine my love of sewing with beading. Well done! P.S. Blow a kiss to the Sandias from another New Mexican (who lives in CA). :)

  12. Thank you Becky! You are a no-reply (perhaps you have Google+ or don't have your email in your settings?), so I am replying here. I lived all over California as a child and young adult. The weather is perfect here now.


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