So here's a really unique shop that I came across on Etsy. TattieTats creates unique inspirational hair clips using some of her Grandfather's ties: Here's her story and some awesome images. Be sure to stop by her Etsy shop here or by clicking on any of the photos below.
All of my items are handmade in my home, using mostly vintage materials. My inspiration came from my husband's grandfather's neckties, which were just laying in a box taking up space.
John inherited Papa Stoneman's ties when he passed away several years ago. At one time, these neckties were well-loved. Papa Stoneman was quite the dresser in his time, you see. Having lived through the Depression, he also saved everything he ever bought, including his multitude of ties. So, John received quite the tie collection. However, having his own style, John did not wish to wear many of his grandfather's ties. After some time, they found their way into a tote under our bed.
Not long ago, I decided that Papa's ties needed a new life. I pulled them out and started fiddling with designs. After some trial and error, TattieTats were born. Using Papa Stoneman's ties, I create unique hair accessories for lovely ladies. Tattie combs, pins, and hairbands make the perfect signature piece. They can be worn with the most formal attire, yet are equally appropriate for those jeans-and-tees days.
All of my products are made by hand, though I do use a sewing machine for hems. I then hand-sew each piece, adding lace, button, felt, and bead details to create a unique item. No two tatties are ever the same. When you buy from TattieTats, you can be assured that you will never see another item quite like yours!
Piper is made from a wine, navy, and white striped tie. She also has a few orange, yellow, and brown stripes. A silver-tone swirled button is offset to complete her look. This is a perfect accessory for fall and winter, reminding one of all the comforts of home.
Measures approximately 2.75" by 3.25"
Affixed to a 2.5" metal bobby slide
Cool Corbel Tattieband
Cool Corbel fits one chic chick. This headband features two different tatties and one large vintage button. Both tatties are made from vintage neckties.
The largest tattie, a simple floret, is made from a slate gray, wine, olive green, and cream print. You can also detect some shades of royal blue. The second tattie is made from a brown and cream striped tie and backed with a brown satin ribbon. This ruffly flower sits adjacent to a large gold-tone vintage button, with a smaller white button attached.
The trio is glued to a black decorative headband for durability. The underside of the black plastic headband contains teeth for a no-slip finish.
Tattie cluster measures approximately 4" and is attached to a standard size headband.
Hand sewn, machine hemmed
All Buttoned Up in Grass Green
Your day will be a walk in the park when you tuck these grass green button pins into your hair! Bright green vintage buttons are affixed to bobby pins for any gal's 'do
Each bobby pin is 2 3/16" long
Set of two