Celebration of Craftswomen in San Francisco Nov. 9 to 11, was so much fun! Thank you to all my wonderful customers! Seeing how terrific you all looked in my work has me super excited to create some more!
Next Event: San Francisco Bazaar Holiday Show December 7and 8 at the Concourse at 8th and Brannan.
Final Show of the Season Bayside Grange Holiday Handmade Makers Fair on Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Facebook here
See more of my work on flickr
I "weld" together repurposed neckties and other recycled materials to make an individual expression you can wear on your head or carry as a bag. The pieces are fun, unique and glamorous. Most of them are made of silk neckties though some are vintage polyester, cotton, wool, rayon, and sometimes acetate. Other materials I use are pieces of vintage jewelry and trims, antique buttons, repurposed fabric, salvaged belts, and thread (pretty much the only new material.)
How Do You "Reuse'?
There are a lot of discarded or unloved items out there just waiting to be reborn. Rumpelsilkskin designs are my way to make fun and beautiful items using materials we already have. Do you have a "creative reuse"? What's your way?
Here is a local newspaper article about hats that includes some of my goodies.
Rumpelsilkskin designs can be found here: