Friday, June 26, 2009

Zipper Jewelry for sale at Whitney Museum store

A selection of Zipper Pins, Zipper Bracelets and Zipper Necklaces will be available for sale through the store at the Whitney Museum in New York. The museum is located at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street and is open Wednesday through Sunday.

Zipper Pin featured in Remix Magazine

From New Zealand's Remix Magazine, page 40 of issue 62:
Adorning oneself in zippers could be the newest form of decoration. Brooklyn designer Kate Cusack's range of eccentric zipper jewelry redefines the function of the humble zip. Her range of necklaces are more than inspiring, they are wearable! She says; "They are most appealing in form because of how the metal teeth sparkle and how the linear construction potential is endless. A line can be shaped into anything. A zipper is simply a line."

Monday, June 22, 2009

Zipper Jewelry interview

Many thanks to Gretchen for her thoughtful interview on

Gretchen writes:

"I love that Kate doesn’t set artistic limitations on herself. Says Kate, “Because I see everything as an artist, it means I am freed up from certain constraints that typically come with certain professional approaches. I can see the material for what it is, what it “should” be used for, and then I can decide how I want to re-imagine it.”

Whether she’s designing elaborate costumes for stage productions, making wigs out of kitchen essentials, or reinventing the zipper, one constant with Kate is her love of unusual materials and her ability to transform them."

Please visit for the full interview.