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abbysreddoor
« on: December 16, 2009 10:40:22 AM »

My first time posting.  Please be patient with having to hit the links to see the photos.  I promise to make 10 posts before I come back with more pictures.

My husband and I own a guitar shop.  He builds custom instruments.  I make jewelry.  Looking around the shop one day I see tons and tons of used guitar strings.  Being mixed metals they can only go to the landfill.  So I bring to you my recycled guitar strings from various Nashville artists:















I'm fortunate to have a great supply of strings from all kinds of instruments - guitar, bass, violin, mandolin..........  I'm working on a heavier design for DH and I'll post that later.
Thanks for looking!
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SadieMaxwell
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009 11:03:23 AM »

They look amazing! What a great recycle.

I love the real guitars for props too. Very creative.
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kinzerbud
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010 07:42:23 PM »

These are absolutely beautiful. Love the clean lines. Great job.
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Alexasss13
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010 03:56:37 PM »

Wow! Love love love. I need to find a way to make one of those. Cheesy
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GewoonTanja
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010 12:59:23 PM »

Wow you really made that work!
i would never think of using guitar string,
they are so... not flexibel Tongue
but it really looks good! Smiley
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Pfefferminztea
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010 10:34:29 AM »

Wow, looks like guitar strings are among those things you can recycle and they still look like they were made for exactly what you re-used them for...
Good job!
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2010 09:01:53 PM »

Ooh, maybe I can do this with ukulele strings when mine needs to be restrung. Those are made of nylon though, so I don't know how well that would work.  They might be too floppy.
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catdaddytn
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010 09:02:59 AM »

omg - how great!  Your bracelets look like they are adjustable.  I am viewing correctly.   Are the other components on your bracelets also from guitars?

I'll have to ask my brother-in-law to save his guitar strings.

 I like bangles, but I don't like it if the bracelet/bangle is squeezed over my hand without a way to adjust. 

You must live in Nashville.  I am in TN, also.  thanks.
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LaughingLark
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2010 04:41:53 AM »

That's a fantastic idea! I like to work with wire, but never got around to figuring out a good project for all the strings my son regularly needs to replace. You are really clever and creative.  Smiley
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Stevethegirl
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2010 06:08:10 PM »

This is great! I've always felt bad about just throwing my old strings away.
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darkangel887
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2010 05:58:27 PM »

How creative! They look so professional. I'm definitely jealous!
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IronyandParadox
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2010 10:23:55 PM »

Lovely.  I had been toying with a similar idea, and you've just inspired me to put it into action.  I don't think I'll ever be able to make anything as professional-looking as yours, though!
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rozy2cool202
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2010 09:24:37 AM »

Wow! These are amazing! I really want to try this now, but i JUST restrung my prescious last weekend... and threw away the old strings. i guess it's just an excuse to restring sooner Wink is there any chance you could tell me how you managed to deal with those nasty sharp edges on the strings?
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2010 11:45:31 PM »

I like the look of them, simple, clean lines and industrial.  Very nice!
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2010 08:03:31 PM »

Oo, I like these a lot Smiley  My sister would probably loooooove them.
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2010 03:00:10 PM »

Awesome. I used to always wear guitar string bracelets, but I'd bought them premade. Yours are super nice. I'll have to keep this in mind next time I change my guitar strings.
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AngelCross
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2010 09:13:22 PM »

That's a great idea.  I am a Nashville artist, but I dont have any guitar playing friends.  I'd hate to waste new guitar strings though.  Does your store have extra broken ones?  I'd be willing to pay a few bucks for them for  your trouble. 

Great eco-craft!
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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2011 01:33:17 PM »

WOW! Thank you so much!! I knew there was a reason I have been hanging on to all my old cello strings! Cheesy Now I know.
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2011 06:48:01 PM »

Love them. Practically all my friends are in bands and play instruments, so I may have to steal some guitar strings from them...
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