Does your husband blast old Clapton in the car? Are you a huge fan of John Mayer? Does your daughter ‘live for’ Avril Levigne? If so, give them the perfect gift – a piece of rock history on their wrists.
In an era where eco-friendly fashion and accessories are becoming more important than ever, famed musicians from around the world are donating their used guitar strings (yes they’ve been plucked and played!) to wearyourmusic.org, a jewelry design company that turns authentic used guitar strings into high-end fashionable bracelets for charity.
Jewelry designer Hannah Garrison receives dozens of authentic guitar strings each week from musical luminaries like Carlos Santana, Keith Richards, Ziggy Marley, Eric Clapton, Bob Weir and many more. Garrison recycles the strings into a bracelet, complete with a 100% recycled silver clasp with the artist’s initials and then packages it into a recycled DVD case.
“We have always supported eco-friendly fashion and design, but these days it’s more important than ever,” says Garrison.
Each bracelet comes with a certificate of authenticity, and a portion of all proceeds goes directly to the musician’s choice of charity. Santana’s Milagro Foundation, UNICEF, Rock the Vote and many others have all received donations from Wear Your Music.
So the next time you’re struggling on what to get your hippie uncle, scope out www.wearyourmusic.org and you may just nab Bob Weir’s strings!
Article by Lauren Busch