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Recycled Jewelry That Could Be Called Tunewear

Some jewelry designers find that recycling musical instrument parts make great mediums. The creativity is exciting, fun, and an impressive form of reuse.

To start with a simple basic, Jeff Davis designs cuff bracelets made from the black vinyl of his recycled vintage record albums. His company name is Vinylux – Vintage Vinyl Design. The record black vinyl is bonded to a rhodium-plated bracelet cuff. You can feel the grooves and tracks of the record which are visible in the high sheen of the vinyl.

All Vinylux products are created from record albums that Jeff transforms into a variety of new designs. He works with LPs, 45s, and vintage album covers to also create bowls, trays, clocks, and coasters, ‒ to name a few examples. The “Record Cuff” is readily available or truly sentimental customers can provide their own records. Jeff is open to discuss customization.

Xavior Symown, a musician and songwriter, turned jeweler as she grieved over the loss of her beloved rock ‘n roll coworker. To preserve his memory, she removed strings from her guitar that he played and made them into bracelets. Xavior came to realize her cherished friend left a valuable gift. She created a method to combine her love for music, art and the environment by recycling guitar strings she felt passionate about.

Xavior collects trashed strings from music store managers in Twin Cites. Today her Strings and a Dare collections include guitar to bass, violin, viola, cello, and piano strings. Find string jewelry in the form of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pins, rings, and more.

A number of stores support Xavior’s passion as they admire her jewelry. She’s especially thankful for musical repair stores where she is honored retired strings utilized by famed and infamous musicians.

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Written by Delia Montgomery

I am Delia, d/b/a Chic Eco on, and established myself as an eco fashion guru by learning "who makes what in the world of environmental fashion and design."

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