xoelle

rad bow ties for awesome humans!

Maryland, United States · 2173 Sales

xoelle

rad bow ties for awesome humans!

Maryland, United States 2173 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   handmade bow ties repurposed from vintage neckties and button down shirts!

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Last updated on Feb 25, 2016

handmade bow ties repurposed from vintage neckties and button down shirts!

Laura Plouzek

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Laura Plouzek

red linen freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
violet gingham freestyle bow tie for men
US$36.00
grey gardens freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
plum & taupe freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
red & robins egg blue plaid freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
pink & navy freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
duck hunting camo bow tie
US$36.00
red & white houndstooth freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
camouflage bow tie
US$36.00
teal & violet buffalo plaid freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
rainbow grey madras freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
hubba hubba freestyle bow tie
US$65.00
billiard felt bow tie- grey green
US$36.00
firey coral plaid freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
candy colored self tie bow tie
US$36.00
sherbet plaid freestyle bow tie
US$36.00
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giseleboa

giseleboa on Aug 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gostei muito, boas imagens e tudo muito bem explicado!

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Updates

Newest necktie-to-bow-tie conversion is in the shop! cupidcupidcupid
First batch of "dad" labeled bow ties of the season going out today! Father's Day flair!!

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dad dad daddio woven label
US$3.00
I love it when they're all stacked up like this. Sweet peach for the wedding season win!
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About

bow ties rule.

In high school I began collecting vintage neckties to one day gift to my future husband. When I met the piano-playing-motorcycle-riding man that I would marry I first noticed his bow tie- it was on the short list of things that I wanted in a spouse (seriously- this was my list: wears a bow tie, plays an instrument, is passionate about something). A few months after we wed I uncovered the squirreled-away vintage neckties and became dedicated to schooling myself in the art of bow tie making so that I could convert them for Mr. Right.
5 years and thousands of bow ties later, xoelle is run out of my backyard studio in Hawaii.

I make rad bow ties out of second hand materials because I love the idea of turning something that's unloved and has a history into something awesome and new. I use neckties, all manner of clothing, linens, quilts, Scottish kilts, billiard felt, and myriad other materials to make my happy ties. The materials are often small-in-quantity and hard to re-source, so it limits the number of bow ties made from each pattern to usually less than 10.

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  • laura

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a maker, an artist, a historian, a color lover, an eater of ice cream, and a family woman. I currently live in Baltimore, MD with my three kiddos and geeky husband.

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