We all know how much music can help us in pretty much any situation, whether it be needing something to cheer us up, or just as some background noise to help while working, but there are some cases where music goes that bit further and helps on a larger scale. We all know about the global events like LiveAid or BandAid and there was the recent Manchester concert in aid of those who died and were injured in the Ariana Grande concert, but there is one way that music is not only helping the wider community but also giving fans the chance to own a special piece of memorabilia from their favourite artists.
Have you ever caught a guitar pick at a show and wondered what to do with it? And then ended up delicately piercing a hole through the top and threading a chain though to create a pretty cool and unique necklace? Well, why not go one step further? If you were at some of the festivals around the UK this year, particularly Download and 2000trees, you may have seen a stall called Guitar Wrist selling some pretty cool jewellery with a twist. Each necklace, bracelet, ring and earrings are made with the guitar strings from local and world famous artists ranging from Marmozets to Slash!
The strings are generously donated following various shows or even studio sessions and each are delicately handcrafted into intricate designs ready for the general public to purchase. While they are slightly more expensive than your average piece, each artist nominates a charity and 90% of profits from the sales go directly to the nominated charity. Following the Guns ‘n’ Roses set at Download festival 2018, Guitar Wrist held a silent auction for a piece using legendary guitarist Slash’s strings and raised over £1,000!
A unique way to not only support some incredible charities but to also own a special handmade piece of jewellery created using the strings from some of your favourite musicians. Head on over to the website and find out more!
Photos taken from the guitarwrist website.