Hi I’m Annabelle Winkel creator of ellebanna, or Annabelle backwards! I am 16, and a sophomore at Wayzata high school. I make tie bags from men’s neckties, and beautiful button pendant necklaces from designer suits. I have always loved to be creative and now with more time on my hands since March I have started seeing how I can be more creative in ways to upcycle ties, and business clothing. Which led me to making these gorgeous bags and necklaces! Another thing is that I handpick all the fabrics for the bags based on what makes me happy, and I hope the happiness carries on to the future owner of the bag! Also each of these bags due to them being made from neckties are truly one of a kind! My favorite part of my work is that things that would have been destined for the trash now have a new purpose in life!