Although hard to tell from this picture, what you’re seeing here is a beautiful large rhinestone zipper. I purchased this at the Quilt Festival this year but don’t remember the booth. Anyway, I just knew this awesome zipper was going to look gorgeous against a black velvety fabric. But, woe is me, this zipper won’t work. It worked before I sewed it, and it actually worked after I sewed it, but only in one direction. I ripped it out (using that nifty battery operated ripper my sister gave me) and substituted a smaller rhinestone zipper. Same story all over again. My patience was growing thin and I consulted Rick. When my engineer hubby gave up on it, I knew it was time to rip it out and replace it with a regular zipper.
Has anyone had luck with these rhinestone zippers? They were initially shown as a jacket or sweatshirt zipper but I don’t know why that would make a difference. Oh well, best laid plans…right? Off to rip a little more and use a normal zipper without the headaches. Now where’s that Tylenol?