Sunday, December 5, 2010

Zing! Zipper Necklaces in New York Times Style Magazine December 5, 2010

Kromozome © 2010 Kate Cusack

Afrik V © 2010 Kate Cusack

Santa Fe I, II © 2010 Kate Cusack

Three of Kate's Zipper Necklaces are featured in The New York Times Style Magazine from Sunday, December 5, 2010 on pages 160 and 161. Photographed by Emma Summerton and styled by David Vandewal from the editorial titled Zing! "Luscious color and a light hand with details define the New York Spring collections. Get set for a season of traffic-stopping loveliness."

All three of the one-of-a-kind Zipper Necklaces can be purchased in Kate's online shop.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Shop for Zipper Jewelry: New Online Store

Criss-Cross Zipper Bracelet © 2010 Kate Cusack

Just in time for the holidays, please visit Kate's new online store:

The new online shop features Kate's signature Zipper Pins, along with a new selection of Zipper Bracelets and Zipper Necklaces.

Don't miss the sale section...!

All purchases arrive gift-wrapped, ready for gift-giving. Zipper Jewelry is ready to ship and will arrive in 3-5 business days, in the US and 6-10 business days for international orders.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Zipper Jewelry Shopping at Snyderman Works Gallery in Philadeliphia

Splay © 2010 Kate Cusack

The Snyderman Works Gallery will host a holiday shopping event, for gentlemen only! An assortment of Kate's latest Zipper Necklaces, Zipper Bracelets and Zipper Brooches will be available.

Join us for an evening of food, drinks, and good company December 10th. Find the perfect gift for that special someone on your holiday shopping list! Please visit the gallery, located at 303 Cherry Street in Philadelphia.

RSVP by December 7th if you plan on attending: or 215 238 9576

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fall Zipper Pins at Julie: Artisan's Gallery

Zipper Pins © 2010 Kate Cusack
Clockwise from Top Left: "Pumpkin/Gold, Beige/Black, Olive/Silver, Grey/Black"

A new selection of Kate's signature Zipper Pins in "fall" colors are now available at Julie: Artisans' Gallery. Kate's Zipper Necklaces and Bracelets are also available at Julie: Artisans' Gallery.
Please visit the gallery at 762 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Zipper Jewelry in Juxtapositions: MICA Alumni Magazine

Tear Drop © 2010 Kate Cusack

Kate's Zipper Jewelry was highlighted in the alumni magazine, Juxtapositions, from her alma matter: Maryland Institute College of Art.

"Several MICA alumnae and faculty are working to show the world that wearable art exists for reasons beyond simple adornment, that it can be thought of as a form of sculpture."

To read the full feature, which includes the work of Margaux Lange, Kim Kaufman, Rebecca Irish, and Shana Kroiz, please visit the MICA website.

Many thanks to Rachel Stachowiak for the feature.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Zipper Jewelry at SOFA Expo in Chicago

Monarch © 2010 Kate Cusack

SOFA: Sculptural Objects, Functional Art
The World's Foremost Fairs of Contemporary Decorative Arts & Design

Please visit the annual SOFA Expo in Chicago at the Navy Pier to view Kate's latest Zipper Necklaces, Zipper Bracelets and new Zipper Brooches. Her work will be shown through the Snyderman-Works Galleries at booth #904.

SOFA at the Navy Pier: 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Friday, November 5, 2010 from 11am-8pm
Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 11am-8pm
Sunday, November 7, 2010 from noon-6pm
general admission is $15 or for a three-day pass $25
for more information:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Zipper Jewelry at John Michael Kohler Arts Center "One and Only" Exhibition

One & Only: Gifts Made by Hand is an annual exhibition held at the ARTspace Gallery at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center
ARTspace Gallery
725-G Woodlake Road, Kohler, WI

The exhibition features the work of 30+ nationally known artists and craftspeople working in a variety of media to create one-of-a-kind works.

The exhibition will be on view from October 24, 2010 to January 9, 2011.

An assortment of Kate's Zipper Pins, Zipper Bracelets and Zipper Necklaces are included in the exhibit and are available for sale.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Zipper Jewelry: Artisanal Celebration of Craft at Jodi Arnold New York locations

Please join Kate at Jodi Arnold's Artisanal Celebration of Craft.

Friday, October 22, 2010 from 6-9pm
at 56 University Place, in Manhattan

UPDATE: Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 1-4pm
at 347 Atlantic Avenue, in Brooklyn

Jodi Arnold: We will host the best handmade creations, featuring beauty products, books, chocolate, and jewelry. This six week event is a testament to our love for hand-crafted product. At the opening, the artisans will be on hand to discuss their craft.

Zipper Jewelry - Best of the Web

Best of the web

Kate's website, which showcases her Zipper Jewelry and her Sculptural-Wearable creations, was recently featured on England's Shopoholic blog's Best of the Web. Many thanks to Mandy for the mention.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Recent Zipper Jewelry Press

Austrian magazine, Material Girl, featured one of Kate's Zipper Necklaces, "Silver Rope," in their Summer 2010 issue. Photo by Tanya Kechichian, styled by Sarah Daniella.

Belgian Youth Magazine: Mine, featured a two page lifestyle spread dedicated to "Upcycling & Recycling" in their September 2010 issue. A selection of Kate's Zipper Jewelry is featured on page 33.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Zipper Jewelry at Jodi Arnold Boutique

Please visit Jodi Arnold's Manhattan location, at 56 University Place, to view a collection of Kate's Zipper Jewelry. [Please note: Kate was invited as a guest designer for a limited time. As of November 2010, her collection is no longer available through the Jodi Arnold Boutiques.]

Jodi Arnold is a "fashion brand dedicated to the intelligent woman. Every season our customer can expect unique details and interesting interpretations that they won't find everywhere."

Also, please check out Jodi Arnold's online culture magazine, Shared Discovery, for an interview with Kate Cusack.

Jodi explains that Shared Discovery "is the spirit of our brand; it is everything that inspires our clothes and accessories. It is an ongoing narrative of the hidden cultural gems that motivate us and spark the creativity behind our design."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Salon: Inventive Art-Jewelry in an Inventable Space"

Zipper Jewelry designs will be featured in an exhibition,
"Salon: Inventive Art-Jewelry in an Inventable Space,"
October 1st through October 8th, 2010.
opening night reception October 1st, 7-10pm
at Metropolitan Green: 439 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

"Salon" showcases the art-jewelry of seven artists in an inventable, temporary gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The group exhibition curated by Brooklyn based art-jeweler, Mia Hebib, is held at Metropolitan Green, a LEED certified building with a unique space dubbed an "inventable space."

Ms. Hebib has selected this group of mostly Brooklyn based jewelry artists in order to introduce a bigger audience to the world of studio art-jewelry, to connect artists, foster new relationships, and encourage creative collaborations within the art community.

Seeking a formal environment to showcase exquisite, progressive and hand crafted jewelry, the curator, Ms. Hebib transformed a raw space into a temporary gallery. "Salon" connects the art and fashion components of art-jewelry in an intimate and unique setting. Many designers and artists create "pop-ups" in response to the unstable economic landscape. Ms. Hebib notes, "In times like this people’s creativity, confidence and inventiveness will push the boundaries and open up new channels for the art world to progress. This small ‘Salon’ is the first step for a very active and prolific art-jewelry scene and we hope is just the beginning."

In addition to showcasing a select grouping of art-jewelry, Ms. Hebib has commissioned each of the participating artists to create a finished segment that will be combined with the others into one collective necklace. This "Exquisite Corpse Necklace" takes its cues from the surrealist drawing exercise in which many artists contribute individual parts to create an exciting, unpredictable artwork. "This is mostly known as a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled," Ms. Hebib explains. "In this format each artist will contribute a segment into a necklace thus symbolically connecting all of the artists."

Sarah Abramson
Gregory Grigoriev
Theresa Dahl
Kate Cusack
Mia Hebib
Seohee Koh
Kristi Sword

For more information about the show please visit:

Friday, June 18, 2010

Zipper Jewelry available in Georgia and California

Kate Cusack's Zipper Jewelry is now available in two new locations.

Please visit Elements of Style Gallery and Boutique: 258 Pharr Road Atlanta, GA 30305.

Elements of Style is a unique, avant-garde boutique and gallery of wearable art, located in the elegant Buckhead community of Atlanta. The store's collection is a jewel box of great pieces, featuring clothing, jewelry and accessories from international artists.

Please visit American Pie Gallery: 45050 Main Street, Mendocino, CA 95460.

American Pie Gallery craft gallery was originally established on the East Coast in Wilmington, NC and three years ago relocated to Mendocino, CA. American Pie Gallery carries a wide range of hand-made craft items from furniture to jewelry.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Zipper Jewelry featured in American Style Magazine

Kate's rose/silver Zipper Pin is featured along with a small feature in the "Finds" section of American Style Magazine's Summer 2010 issue. Many thanks to Claire Patterson Blome.

This rose/silver Zipper Pin is available for sale in Kate's on-line shop for a limited time.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Zipper Jewelry featured in American Craft Magazine

To read the feature, simply click on the image which will enlarge in a separate window.

Many thanks to Joyce Lovelace for the thoughtful article.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Latest Zipper Jewelry on display at SOFA Expo

"Lyria" © 2010 Kate Cusack

Kate's latest Zipper Jewelry designs are now on display at the SOFA Expo (Sculptural Objects, Functional Art). Please visit booth the Snyderman Works Gallery #216 at the Park Avenue Armory located on Park Avenue between E.68th and E67th Streets in New York.

SOFA runs through Friday April 16th through Monday April 19th. For a full list of ticket prices and hours please visit the SOFA website.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Zipper Jewelry interview on

To read answers to questions like, "Where does your inspiration come from?" and "What advice would you give someone who is trying to start a jewelry line?" please visit the fashion-creative online community, to read the interview. Many thanks to Felicia for the feature.

Afingo is the place for designer and retailers, consumers and inthebiz suppliers to connect by showcasing their work and interests. It is a free online network where members get exclusive access to fashion interviews, trend reports, industry how-to's and prize giveaways.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Zipper Necklace

© 2010 Kate Cusack

"Plait" is the latest Zipper Necklace by Kate Cusack. It features aluminum zipper teeth braided with black cording. It is available in Kate's online shop.

Zipper Jewelry collection now at San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design

A new collection of Zipper Necklaces and Zipper Bracelets is now available at the museum store of the San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design located at 550 Sutter Street in San Francisco.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Unzipped" an Interview by Jungle Gym Magazine

At Jungle Gym Magazine we always keep an eye out for creative people and new ideas. Some are difficult to spot, but designer Kate Cusack‘s amazing work was not. Kate has taken an ordinary item, the zipper, and transformed it into dazzlingly stylish bracelets and necklaces. Who would ever think they would be wearing a zipper around their arm as an accessory?

Kate has been featured in numerous magazines and has had her products worn by celebs. Her wigs are also very eye-popping, as are her other numerous creations. We had the chance to get the inside scoop on the wonderful Kate Cusack, in this interview she “unzips” some interesting facts about her finished works and the new projects that she is working on.

To read the full interview to find out answers to questions like "Where did the original idea to create jewelry from zippers come from" and "Can you tell us what theatrical influences you source your inspiration from?" please visit Jungle Gym Magazine.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Zipper Jewelry featured in Forbes Life (China) Magazine

Below are a few questions from the interview:

How did you think of using zipper to make jewelry?
My specific fascination with zippers comes from my general love of transforming ordinary materials into wearable objects of art.The pieces that I create are made from seemingly mundane materials and come to life when they are worn. The body is my canvas: I am fascinated by adornment, and excess. I am inspired by the repetition of ordinary items. I enjoy the sense of humor in elevating an ordinary item into something extraordinary.
When I see one item repeated in large quantity or in an extreme size, I start to see it in its very basic visual form. I begin to make associations based on shape, color and texture and I am freed from traditional restrains about what that item or material should be used for.

Can you say something about the sale of Zipper Jewelry?
Traditional jewelry, made with precious stones and metals, has a specific value attached to it because of the materials involved. Because the basic material of Zipper Jewelry is not highly valued like a diamond, the price of the Zipper Jewelry is derived from the value of the creativity and skill necessary to create it.

Do you ever think of using precious stone and noble metal as material to make jewelry?
Because I am not trained as a metal-smith or a traditional jeweler, I don’t consider precious stones or metal as materials for my work. I am more interested in working with unlikely materials and transforming them into new creations. There is an exciting “a-ha” moment when someone realizes that there is more to the design they are looking at.

Do you think luxurious jewelry is more attractive? Why?
I think there is a very special place for luxurious, traditional jewelry using metals and precious stones. It is a very different experience to wear traditional jewelry than to wear art-jewelry. I don’t necessarily think one is more attractive than the other. Good design and clever ideas are what make something attractive, to me. In my Zipper Jewelry, I make reference to traditional jewelry, but I add a twist of creativity, which makes it exciting and daring.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Zipper Jewelry featured on "Carnival of Shopping" Blog

Many thanks to Radhika for the feature on the Carnival of Shopping blog which is a part of a fashion and beauty blog called "Be in Style." It covers subjects like the latest in jewelry, fashion and beauty products.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Zipper Jewelry at the 2010 Grammys

Performers from the new Broadway musical "American Idiot" wore one of Kate's Zipper Necklaces and Zipper Band Cuffs during a performance with Green Day at the 2010 Grammys.