Wear Your Music – A Way Cool Idea
Here's an idea that is rapidly gaining popularity and attention. The organization Wear Your Music hand-crafts bracelets from guitar strings. Those guitar strings are donated by various artists and give a special connection to your faves.
Now, the prices are pretty much what you'd expect for famous folks' guitar strings. According to the organization, you can get a bracelet made from Tim McGraw's used strings for about 150 dollars. By the way, 100 percent of those profits go to help Tim's foundation named for his dad Tug.
Toby Keith is in on the action too. His guitar string bracelets directly benefit his foundation.
So, what kind of money-raising power are we talking about here? Well, last year, the company raised in excess of 60,000 dollars that have benefitted selected charities. The list of music acts that have donated their strings include a diverse group like, Gregg Allman, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Eric Clapton and othe guitar gods.
Wear Your Music co-founder Hannah Garrison explains
We created this company in 2007 when we noticed that musicians were just tossing away their used guitar strings. We wanted to use these guitar strings to make a difference by recycling a piece of rock memorabilia to create bracelets for fans. We took it a step further and decided to donate the proceeds from the sale of the Artist Bracelet to the musician's charity of choice.
There are some more high-dollar acts with bracelets for sale including Craig Morgan and Willie Nelson. Craig's bracelet will cost you 200 dollars. If you want one from Willie, it's a steal at just 100 bucks.
If you'd like more information, please feel free to visit the organization's website here.