Sewing Old Into Gold

West Humboldt (historical), California · 14 Sales


Sewing Old Into Gold

West Humboldt (historical), California 14 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
Spring Garrett

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Spring Garrett


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5 out of 5 stars

ksabq on May 20, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

What a fabulous accessory...unique, fun, well made, and great to look at. The little buttons are so special and perfect on the tie. I just love everything about it. Thanks so much Spring!!!

Naomi Counides

Naomi Counides on Oct 21, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

OH.. rally excellent. Looks great on, Comfortable and unique.

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Creative Reuse: Neckties Transform into Hats, Bags, Collars and More

Forced into a career change due to the 2009 budget cuts, I had to repurpose myself and find and new direction. Sewing has always been a love of mine as well as fabric and color. Combined with my new desire to be sustainable I started designing wearable artworks made from upcycled, vintage and reused materials. The pieces are fun, unique and glamorous. Most of the neckties I use are silk though some are vintage polyester, cotton, wool, rayon, and sometimes acetate. Other materials I like to use are pieces of vintage jewelry and trims, antique buttons, repurposed leather and fabric, vintage silk veil, upcycled belts, and thread (pretty much the only new material.)


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  • Spring Garrett

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    My work is to honor the magnificent Mother Nature. I do this by reusing materials that would otherwise be forgotten or thrown away and turning them into beautiful and useful objects.


Find Rumpelsilkskin at the following upcoming market!

  • Bayside Grange Handmade Fair

    Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road

    Bayside, CA

    Dec 17–18

    The best local handmade goodies. Fine art, wearables, ceramics, jewelry and lots more. Great food and drinks available. Always very festive and high quality everything!

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Last updated on March 4, 2014

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Refunds and Exchanges
I realize that is hard to judge if a hat or wearable will fit right from a picture so I will happily refund your purchase price for up to two weeks provided the item is returned unused and undamaged. The shipping is up to the customer both ways.

Rumpelsilkskin products are mostly made from repurposed materials that have already had a life so some loose threads and worn spots (mostly all on the underneath side) may be seen.