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PRODUCT STORY
Heather says: My artwork happened as an accident. I have always been "artsy" but have never been totally into art. While working as a therapist, treating substance abusing criminals, I realized that I needed a healthy stress release. A way to process all the negative energy that I had to deal with on a daily basis. This is where my art work allowed me to release all my negative energy through expressing my feelings and emotions in a positive way.

All of my work is made from recycled vintage zippers that have been rescued from old clothing, grandma's basement or second hand stores. Each and every piece of my art work incorporates a vintage zipper. It is very important to me to reduce the amount of waste we ship off to the landfills. I also attempt to reuse materials whenever possible, removing the need to continually exploit new resources to create what we need.

I love the feeling of being continuously challenged to create new designs using everyday zippers. I have come to realize that there is nothing I can't create with a zipper.
MATERIALS
Recycled Vintage Zippers
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Heather Merritt
SUBMITTED BY
Jewelry Design Challange
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Cassie, UncommonGoods

August 14, 2013 10:09:16 AM

Heather uses reclaimed zippers to create wearable works of art. Do you love her vintage zipper pieces?

Rebecca
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August 14, 2013 01:03:21 PM

I know her personally and her art is amazing!

Cindy
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August 14, 2013 01:10:25 PM

Very clever!

Anny
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August 14, 2013 01:10:43 PM

I have a bracelet made by Heather, which I purchased at an art show. Whenever I wear it, I receive compliments on it, and men and women ask me where I got it. I would love to own this ring, and have an accessible place to purchase it!

Amy
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August 14, 2013 01:37:03 PM

I love this ring!! Not only is it fashionable but it is made from recycled zippers! Save our planet and look good while you wear this!! Love love love it!

Dawn
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August 14, 2013 01:44:39 PM

Very cool use of reclaimed zippers!

Todd
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August 14, 2013 01:47:58 PM

Truly amazing stuff!

Julie W
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August 14, 2013 01:49:03 PM

I have one of these rings and I LOVE it!

Michelle
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August 14, 2013 02:14:21 PM

I LOVE Heather's products!!

sherrie
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August 14, 2013 03:06:21 PM

AMAZING!

Louisa
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August 14, 2013 03:11:32 PM

Very cool. She is so talented!

Louisa
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August 14, 2013 03:11:32 PM

Very cool. She is so talented!

Sheila
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August 14, 2013 03:13:19 PM

I love Heather's works of art, and always amazed and awaiting to see what she will create next with her zippers.

Ashley

August 14, 2013 03:38:22 PM

Such a talented artist!

Sean
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August 14, 2013 03:48:32 PM

Awesome.... I love it! And Heather is a Hottie Too!

tim
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August 14, 2013 04:28:09 PM

Her produces are zipperriffic! My daughter loves her flowers and my wife sports the bracelet when she wants to rock it cutting edge style.

Andrea
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August 14, 2013 05:36:18 PM

I love Heathers pieces of jewelry, hair flowers I love it all its so unique and made so well. I plan on buying more very soon.

sara
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August 14, 2013 06:02:47 PM

Very creative and I love this ring!! heather is a very talented person.

sara
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August 14, 2013 06:02:48 PM

Very creative and I love this ring!! heather is a very talented person.

Mei
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August 14, 2013 06:05:16 PM

Very unique!

amy
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August 14, 2013 06:05:24 PM

I ADORE Re-Zip it goods....so unique and chic.

Amber
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August 14, 2013 06:58:26 PM

I have a zipper bracelet from heather and LOOOVE it!

Sara
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August 14, 2013 06:59:14 PM

I love Heather's art! I own a pair of her earrings and a necklace! I'd love to be able to buy her zipper art at Uncommon Goods!

Kim.
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August 14, 2013 08:09:43 PM

I love ALL of Heather's products, and would be delighted to see them here!

Laurie
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August 14, 2013 08:12:27 PM

Heathers artwork is amazing! One of the only pieces of jewelry I have purchased for myself in years. Love it!

Marisa
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August 15, 2013 12:03:30 AM

This jewelry is beautiful and one of a kind! I love it!

amie
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August 15, 2013 08:57:46 AM

Love Heather and her work! She is great to talk to when she has a booth set up at local art fairs! Also love that she reuses old things in new ways- great for the environment!

Stephanie
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August 15, 2013 12:30:32 PM

Although it is not my style, it is very neat that it is made from recycled vintage zippers. Makes a great conversational piece.

Mei
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August 15, 2013 06:47:34 PM

luv...luv....luv....her artwork!!

Neil
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August 15, 2013 07:28:41 PM

Very Cool Idea!

Carrie
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August 16, 2013 02:45:40 PM

You go girl!!

Amy
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August 16, 2013 03:17:27 PM

I think it finaly went through! Good luck Heather!

Deanne
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August 17, 2013 01:26:22 PM

Awesome work, and an awesome artist! Heather us constantly coming up with new creative ways to use old zippers. Rings, bracelets, flowers, vases, "paintings", all of her work is amazing!!!

Michelle
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August 17, 2013 03:55:59 PM

I love this artist. She is always coming up with new, exciting ways to create art from zippers. These rings are gorgeous!

Michelle
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August 17, 2013 03:55:59 PM

I love this artist. She is always coming up with new, exciting ways to create art from zippers. These rings are gorgeous!

Mary
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August 18, 2013 08:05:43 PM

I love Heathers work> It is incredible zipper art.. Her passion is reflected in all her creations!!

Susan
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August 19, 2013 11:00:32 AM

Very imaginative and beautiful way to reuse an ordinary object that has been discarded and bring joy into another's life with its new aspect! The Zipper "Circle Of Life"!

Pat
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August 19, 2013 02:13:49 PM

I'm not into rings, but the texture of the zipper is fun and I'd love to see other work by this artist.

Mei
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August 19, 2013 02:29:14 PM

please vote for zipper lady very unique designs.

Thistle
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August 19, 2013 02:53:04 PM

Simple, clean lines make this piece timeless while remaining cutting edge. Only one of the wonderful pieces from this talented artist.

cathy
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August 19, 2013 03:29:56 PM

Heather is very artistic and creative and puts her heart and soul into her work

jodi lynn
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August 19, 2013 05:04:35 PM

Love this so much!!

Bren
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August 19, 2013 06:55:55 PM

Feel like I've seen this before.

Michelle
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August 19, 2013 09:33:12 PM

Excellent work, dedicated artist

Gail
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August 19, 2013 10:18:08 PM

I met Heather at a local festival and now own several pieces of her zipper jewelry. It's beautiful, well-made and totally unique. Shes also a very cool chick. Love it; big thumbs up from me!

Jeanette
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August 19, 2013 10:27:27 PM

LOVE all of Heathers zipper goodies!!

Teri
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August 20, 2013 12:30:03 AM

Heather's work is very cool, very fun and unusual. I think she has a very unique way of interpreting ways zippers can be used! I'm never disappointed in what she has at a show...It's always something new!

Adina
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August 20, 2013 02:31:53 PM

LOVE!!!

Diane
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August 20, 2013 04:58:19 PM

Beautiful work Heather!

Sherry
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August 20, 2013 09:34:21 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!!

alexandra
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August 20, 2013 09:38:54 PM

I love the two tone and the idea. What a creative piece!

Gina
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August 20, 2013 10:54:46 PM

Love it!

Dawn
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August 21, 2013 09:44:10 AM

I tried to vote for this yesterday

Dawn
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August 21, 2013 09:44:10 AM

I tried to vote for this yesterday & the link wasn't working. The other item's links were working. I hope that you will find a fair way to resolve this. I know others who tried to vote for this yesterday & were unable to.

Danielle

August 23, 2013 07:54:21 PM

I love it and want one, don't price it too high please!

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