By Brecken Branstrator
Wear Your Music, based in Providence, Rhode Island, takes the old guitar strings given to them by musicians and turns them into bracelets, reducing the carbon footprint of musicians everywhere while also creating unique pieces of jewelry.

Co-founder Hannah Garrison came up with the idea when she saw how many strings were left-over after musicians played in her art studio, realizing she could do something with them.

The company’s Famous Artists Collection features strings donated by acclaimed musicians, who just send them to the company’s headquarters through the mail. Each one is custom made upon order and includes a certificate of authenticity.

[caption id="attachment_3346" align="aligncenter" width="390"]082615_10X-Willie Nelson These bracelets are made from the guitar strings of country music star Willie Nelson, proceeds of which went to Farm Aid. Wear Your Music wasn’t able to confirm the price of this by press time.[/caption]


What’s more, 100 percent of the proceeds from these artists’ bracelets goes to the charity of their choosing. Since 2007, the company has donated more than $100 million dollars.

Wear Your Music has had some pretty big names give their strings to them--we’re talking Adam Levine from Maroon 5, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, the Indigo Girls, Joan Jett, Kirk Hammett from Metallica, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith and even Willie Nelson, among so many others.

They start at $50 and go up from there.

The company also creates two other jewelry lines for customers looking for lower price points. The Rock Recycled line features one-of-a-kind bracelets made from recycled strings from artists who aren’t as well known. They’re priced at $15-$20 each.

[caption id="attachment_3348" align="aligncenter" width="554"]082615_10X-Rock Recycled The Red & Recycled guitar string bracelet and the Rose & Recycled guitar string bracelet, both from the Rock Recycled collection and selling for $14.95 each.[/caption]


The one-size-fits-all bracelets also are made from guitar string, but can bend and move to fit any wrist. They range from $10 to $13.

[caption id="attachment_3350" align="aligncenter" width="640"]082615_10X-One size fits all Teal and pink guitar string bracelets, made to fit all sizes. Both are priced at $10.[/caption]


While the bracelets are the company’s main focus, Wear Your Music also offers bass string bracelets, keychains, earrings, and rings, as well as a few charms to add to the pieces for extra pizazz.

To see more of the options, or even to inquire about wholesale, visit

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