What happens when you put a jeweler and collector together with a guitar player? Stringin’ Along with ME.
For years I tried to think of what I could create with the used guitar strings. I knew that there was something there. Recycling, jewelry designing and giving back all came together a few years ago with the design of my first guitar string bracelet…….I wear that bracelet every day.
My creative adventure began as a child making bracelets and rings out of the colored electrical wire my dad had in the garage. For many years I created jewelry and ornaments from precious metals and stones always incorporating a hand forged element in each piece. As my creative adventure has continued with Stringin’ Along with ME I have maintained the hand-forged element in each design whether in the clasp on a bracelet, the bail on a pendant or the ear wire loop on a pair of earrings. The wire I use now is recycled strings from guitars, bass guitars and the strings from other stringed instruments. The simplicity in each design allows me to maintain the integrity of the string which in itself becomes a design element. Whether using a flat wound string or brass string from a guitar or a string from an upright bass, the texture of the string is always highlighted in each piece with the colored silk ends of some strings and the brass end nut of others being used as accents.
Giving back to community, friends and family is another element that came together with Stringin’ Along with ME.
Hope you enjoy what I do and thank you for helping me do what I love.