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The Guitarwrist makes jewellery out of artist-played guitar strings then sells them for charity

Guitarists are becoming more eco-conscious with regard to what happens to their old guitar strings - with initiatives such as D’Addario’s Playback string-recycling program taking flight - but The Guitarwrist takes proceedings one step further, creating jewellery out of artist’s used strings, then donating profits to a charity of their choice.

Artists including The Darkness, Black Star Riders, Steve Hackett, KT Tunstall, Joanne Shaw Taylor and many more have already donated used strings, with money going to charities such as Save The Children, Teenage Cancer Trust, Shelter and many more.

Each piece of jewellery ranges from £40 to £500, utilising everything from the nickel wire to ball ends, and the strings used can often be traced back to specific tours or even individual gigs.

Head over to The Guitarwrist (opens in new tab) for more info, or visit the company’s pop-up shop in Carnaby, which is open until the end of January.

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).

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