Posted by Angela Bickford
**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**
You won't want to miss out on this next giveaway... One lucky winner will win TWO of these awesome guitar string bracelets from Wear Your Music.
WearYourMusic.org is a unique site that brings music to life in a new way - jewelry! Founded in 2006, Wear Your Music was born of both love for music and for giving back to charity. You can read more about their story here. They have several products to choose from, including those made from guitar strings that are being reviewed, as well as stickers, bowls, journals, coasters, tees, and more.
The Wear Your Music Fashion Bracelets are under $20 and give a portion of the proceeds to charity. These bracelets are made from either guitar strings or bass strings and come in 7 different colors. The guitar stings bracelets are $9.95 and the bass string bracelets are $14.95. They can be worn one off or stacked. Proceeds from the sale of these bracelets benefit the charities Little Kids Rock and Music Cares. Wear Your Music also makes another type of bracelet, the Original Artist bracelet. These bracelets are made from the recycled guitar strings of music icons (think Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Slash, Willie Nelson, Santana and modern favorites like John Mayer, Jason Mraz and Avril Lavigne). The guitar strings are intertwined and then dipped in either gold or silver - custom made to fit each person and include the initials of the musician on the clasp. 100% net proceeds from the sale of this bracelet goes to the musician's charity of choice. Original Artist bracelets start at $50.
The folks at Wear Your Music were kind enough to send several bracelets for me to review. I kept 2 to use as bangles and gave the other two to my brother (a musician) and his wife, so that I could get some other opinions, making sure one was a guys. Here's what we thought:
Brian: He had to practically beg me to wear one. He chose the gunmetal grey one, and being a guitar player, was very excited to wear it. "I love the bracelet. It is the perfect color, doesn't pull at my arm hairs, and is related to something I love. It's not too girly either, so I have no problem wearing it. I got a lot of compliments too - even from guys who said they wouldn't normally wear bracelets either."
Lindsay: She was very excited to participate, even going around when she was out that evening asking others what they thought. "Everyone wanted my bracelet, asked how it was made, and wanted to know where they could get one. They all thought it was cool." She even slept in it, wore it in the shower, and was pretty hard on it. "I have a small wrist and have trouble finding bracelets that fit, so I love that this one was adjustable and fit well. I also showered in it and it had no damage. I love that you can wear more than one also, since they're so small."
Me: I had the opportunity to wear two, and I'm not much of a jewelry wearing type of person. I liked how slim they were, how much they complimented each other. I also had no trouble with it when I was typing up this review - it didn't get in my way like some bracelets do. Overall, I think I'll wear it again - and I love that the money is for a good cause.
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This giveaway closes at noon on Sunday, February 5th. Be sure to enter and win these great bracelets in time for Valentine's Day!