Last year I found these great boots on sale for virtually nothing – the store was practically giving them away at twenty bucks! Of the seven pairs of fashion boots I own, they have become my favourites and I always get compliments on them. But, after about three wearings the ring shaped zipper pull came off in my hand so that now they are a bugger to put on each morning. Despite being my faves, the trouble pulling up the right zipper has relegated them to the back of my closet.
This morning I dug them out and finally did the surgery I have been meaning to do for the last ten months - I replaced the original pulls with LEGO keychains purchased from a LEGO Brand Retail store (you can also find them online here: http://tinyurl.com/84q6ja3). I chose to be subtle and use black 2×4 brick chains, but there are a wealth of different shapes and colours to choose from if you want to get creative.
The only tool I used was a small set of needle nosed pliers, and the whole job took about five minutes. Simply insert the pliers into the jump ring at the base of the brick and pull the handles apart a bit to open the ring, then slip the chain out. Voila! A brick with an open ring is ready to be threaded onto your zipper and then closed again gently by squeezing with the pliers.
I am really happy with my revised boots and actually grateful that the darn pull broke in the first place! If it hadn’t I may never have gotten the idea to dangle LEGO from my knees in this way. I encourage all of you LEGO fans to consider your clothing and see if you can revitalize, or enliven your zippered pieces as I have done. I can’t tell you how much it pleases me to look down and see those bricks throughout my day.
Why not join me and add a little LEGO to your wardrobe?