I went looking for zipper pulls to make putting on my jacket easier..simple, but I wanted white ones...no luck. No luck online either until I found this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX6iS61rD-w. I bought some 1/8" white braided nylon cord and made several. They look and work great. If there was any trick at all, it was making them all the same size...wrapping them around my deodorant stick (Right Guard) sized them perfectly.