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Guitar string necklace

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Jewelry
Type Necklace, Accessory
Style Eco-Friendly, Funky, Mod, Casual
NashvilleRstrng on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Unisex

NashvilleRstrng on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? guitar string, wire wrap, leather cord

NashvilleRstrng on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Strings from musical instruments are made of mixed metals and therefore not recyclable in traditional manners. They end up in the landfill - or better yet - as a way for you to wear your music!

NashvilleRstrng on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Guitar wire is not like craft wire and doesn't respond the same way. And it is very sharp. Be prepared for cuts.

NashvilleRstrng on craftsy.com

I can't tell you how surprised I was to see jewelry made from guitar strings! Excellent idea! My daughter made a bracelet for herself out of her first broken string (she's a little sentimental), but only a double-loop, not the whole string. She made a wire hook and used the nut as the loop. The natural tension in it is usually enough to keep it fastened, but she's lost it more than once, so she's thinking of other fasteners.

09/07/2011 Flag

Excellent for your daughter! I probably make 50% of my work as sentimental items for musicians to give to the people they love. Best wishes to her!

09/07/2011 Flag