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Three NeckTie Upcycles for the New Year

I have been buying and collecting neckties for about 5 months now and finally have created some  realty interesting upcycles. I can't wait to wear,share and sell them since I think they are all really lovely and unique. First is a bracelet.
Made from an awesome wide tie, button and vintage clip on earring. I love that it is big and bold but not too flashy.
Second is a Necklace.
Made from the skinniest of 60's tie of blues and grays. Finished off with a vintage skeleton key found at an amazing Estate sale over the summer. 
Third are two headbands.
One in a Classic Blue and Yellow stripe, which can be worn as is or with a fun brooch.
And the other headband which is a wrap around style.
With Vintage buttons and filigree earring base. Looks dressy and fun even when you have short hair like me.
All were super easy to create and will post a tutorial on the basic headband later this week!
Most of the above will probably end up in my Etsy shop!

PS: Linking up to these great parties:


  1. The bracelet is my favorite! So very clever and fashionable ...

  2. Love all of these tie projects. I would love for you to share at the weekly linky at Bacon Time.
    Fri-monday anything goes.

  3. Those are great ideas! You did a wonderful job.

  4. Cool! I love the bracelet the most- very creative and cute!

  5. Visiting from
    Now I know what I am going to do with all his old ties! Thanks.

  6. What great ideas! My husband's company went to business casual so I'm going to have to raid the ties!

  7. Awesome upcycles!! I'll have to pay closer attention to the ties at thrift stores from now on...

    Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!


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