Fashionable Junk

June 25th, 2012 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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A zipper from a 1950s sleeping bag and a little bling. Flying by the seat of my pants...ya gotta love it!!
I started by wrapping it in front around my waist leaving equal lengths in the back. Here is the criss-cross in the back,
Then I brought it back to the front and tied a simple square knot.
I attached the bling to the zipper hardware.
Here is the beautiful bling. Thank you, Lanette! This has been worn on handbags, boot straps, and belt loops. This is the first time on a zipper. Have bling...will travel!!!
And there you have it...its a wrap!
A zipper from a 1950s sleeping bag and a little bling. Flying by the seat of my pants...ya gotta love it!!

A zipper from a 1950s sleeping bag and a little bling. Flying by the seat of my pants...ya gotta love it!!


I love fashion almost as much as I love junk. Yuppers...you heard me right. I've been traveling a lot, shooting stories, and starting new things of late, so needless to say I feel very much like I am living out of a suitcase. I needed to attend an event and found myself with no belt. Hmmm...wasn't really going to think about it too much, but as a good junker I am, if nothing else resourceful. I happened upon this 1950s sleeping bag zipper that has been used by me for many things and I thought to myself....hmmm. this could be ideal. I started in the front, criss-crossed it in the back, and tied in a square knot in the front. A little bling was needed so I attached a baubble that was given to me by my good friend, Lanette Lorsung. I didn't think too much about it, but everyone at the funtion loved it...so I thoght i would share it with you!


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Comments (10)

itsnotjunk2me writes: you're such a junk fashionista!
judi Posted: 1:32 am on June 27th
chicvintagetreasures writes: I love everything about it! So dang awesome!
Posted: 11:49 am on June 26th
shabbychick writes: Sue - way to re-purpose, and with such style (of course!)

Kathy Posted: 7:17 am on June 26th
docmom writes: too cute; your little bauble makes it "fashion" Posted: 8:19 pm on June 25th
NDJunkGirl writes: Love this, Sue! Yep, your mind is always thinkin'!

-Andrea Posted: 6:20 pm on June 25th
KMcG73 writes: What a great look - how super cool and creative! Posted: 11:59 am on June 25th
JunkArchitect writes: It really is a cool look...especially for you!

Jim
Posted: 10:18 am on June 25th
leesee64 writes: LOVE THIS!!!!!!! That's all I can say...this site never ceases to amaze me! Posted: 9:31 am on June 25th
Heavenly_Treasures writes:
SUE,
YOU HAVE THE CUTIEST IDEAS. JUST LOVE THE WAY YOU PUT THIS TOGETHER.YOU HAVE A BLESSED DAY.GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 5:26 am on June 25th
georgiamoon writes: Good morning Sue!
What a fantastic and unique belt. It looks AWESOME.
Georgia Posted: 5:25 am on June 25th
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