Here on the PhanArt Blog, we aim to present the Phish community with the most unique fan creations, all the while raising money for The Mockingbird Foundation. We continue this effort with Wear Your Music’s Rock ‘n’ Roll jewelry!
Hannah Garrison began crafting bracelets made from used guitar strings for musician friends and their families. Steve Bernstein was trying to find a unique way for guitar strings to garner advertising attention. He posted an ad on Craigslist that read: “Do you have any ideas for interesting products made with guitar strings?” Hannah contacted Steve and the Artist Bracelets were born.
Wear Your Music’s philosophy centers around love of music and an innate desire to contribute to more than their own pocketbooks. They also make jewelry, bracelets specifically, out of guitar strings donated from select artists. Each guitar string bracelet is handcrafted from recycled fine silver and guitar strings used and donated by a wide variety of artists (some below, more here). The bracelets can slip over your hand or a custom clasp is added.
The best way to measure your size is to use a string and measure the widest part of your hand when your hand is the smallest—like if you were reaching into a pickle jar. Measure the string in inches and this is your size!
The bracelets are packaged in recycled DVD cases with certificates of authenticity. Profits are donated to charities selected by the artists. Each bracelet is custom made upon order and production time can take up to three weeks before item ships.
With over 150 artists, Wear Your Music Artist’s Bracelets are a must have for any live music fan! Hannah adds, “Wear Your Music has become a brand that represents the intersection of music, fashion, and philanthropy.” Steve adds, “In growing our business, we won’t lose sight of our original goals: not only to do well, but to do good.”
Select artists of note include:
Al Schnier, Barry Sless, Bela Fleck, Ben Harper, Bill Nershi, Bob Weir, Bonnie Raitt, David Grisman, Brendan Bayliss, Michael Kang, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Chuck Garvey, Dave Schools, Derek Trucks, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Clapton, G Love, Gregg Allman, Jack Johnson, Mike Gordon, Jake Cinninger, Jim James, Jimmy Herring, John Bell, John Scofield, Jon Gutwillig, Keith Richards, Les Claypool, Marc Brownstein, Michael Franti, Oteil Burbridge, Pete Townshend, Reid Genauer, Rob Derhak, Trey Anastasio, Warren Haynes, Willie Nelson, Xavier Rudd and Ziggy Marley – and thats a SMALL sampling of the Artist Bracelets they custom make. Check them out at wearyourmusic.org