Sophisticated Zipper Jewelry? Kate Cusack shows us how.


I’ve become instantly obsessed with this line of zipper jewelry from jeweler, costume designer, and artist Kate Cusack. Creating necklaces out of zippers could have been executed so horribly but the intricacy and sophistication of these pieces doesn’t make me feel like a wanna-be punk at all.

The Brooklyn designer began making zipper pins in 2003 and ventured into necklaces in 2006. She chose to use simple zippers because, as an artist, she believed she could use any medium to create just about anything. She stresses that no two pieces are alike and each are hand sewn using a variety of zippers.


The range of design is diverse. One piece in particular reminds me of a strand of tribal beads while others can be worn with evening wear or on fun nights out paired with dresses. No matter what the occasion, I could wear a Kate Cusack piece every day of the year and I hope to use one of her creations in a photoshoot in the near future!

For more information you can contact the artist directly from her website or visit any one of these locations: Julie: Artisans’ Gallery in New York, M.O.C.A museum in Chicago, and the Snyderman-Works Gallery in Philadelphia.

-Camille L.


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Omg these are beautiful! I’m not sure I could pull it off but I enjoy them

Comment by Ms. Corinn

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What a great site! Glad to see your work via all different avenues!

Comment by LouiseLoewenstein

Absolutely Amazing, I thought I was creative you
have an amazing talent.

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