Guitar String Rings

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Christopher Stiles

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Christopher Stiles created by

Christopher Stiles

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Finger Strumming

Strum a few chords on the music lover's heartstrings with this hand-twisted ring. The artist, Christopher Stiles, sources the recycled, sometimes broken guitar strings from music stores and guitar shops around his California home, which he twists into attractive bows tipped with sterling silver-plated beads. The bow is held together with the "ball end" found on the end of the guitar strings. Handmade in California.

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Christopher Stiles

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Christopher Stiles

While studying abroad in England in his youth, Christopher Stiles noticed an art gallery selling hand-blown glass in the window. The experience compelled him to seek new ways to express his ideas through hand-formed objects.

Upon returning to the U.S., Stiles earned a Bachelor's degree in fine art, with a focus in ceramics from California State University, Long Beach. After graduation, he apprenticed with a master mold maker to further hone his skills.

Stiles' attention to detail begins with the design. When he reflects upon something he's seen, he unravels the concept to its core, then turns it on its head. His goal is to examine those forms we take for granted and reduce them to their most rudimentary aspects. Stiles finishes each piece asking more questions than revealing answers - it's simply the nature of his work.

Stiles ponders the little things with big questions, mulling over thoughts like, "What does it mean to be a salt and pepper shaker - to simply season food?" His very real questions produce extraordinarily unique pieces that offer both form and function.

Stiles highlights the simplicities he sees in everyday objects to produce organic sculptures. Ultimately, his work connects us not just to an image or an object, but to one another through the things we touch, share and integrate into our lives.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
reclaimed steel, sterling silver, mixed metal, guitar string
Measurements
Ring Sizes 6, 7, 8
Notes
Polish with a soft cloth.
Item ID
20866

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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Guitar String Rings
 
4.8

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality craftsmanship (12)
  • Cute (5)
  • Unique (5)
  • Stylish (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9), No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5), Self (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (4), Birthday (3), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Got this ring as a gift and I love it

By 

from Dubai, UAE

Pros

  • Conversation starter
  • Meaningful
  • Simple
  • Upcycled

Cons

    Best Uses

    • To wear on a finger, or a toe, why not

    Comments about Guitar String Rings:

    Mr. Stiles showed great thinking in making this ring. I'm a luthier's wife and I never thought of recycling his scrap strings into art and jewelry. This inspired me to make some myself. My husband recycles wood and materials for his guitar building, now I'm going to use his own scrap materials and wood to create art. Thank you, Christopher.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Guitar String Ring

    By 

    from Michigan

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Appearance
    • Consistent
    • Fit
    • Quality Craftsmanship

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Guitar String Rings:

        Quality inexpensive product. Delivery was quick and easy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        5.0

        Music Oriented!

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        from Cleveland Ohio

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • As A Cute Ring

        Comments about Guitar String Rings:

        It's just such a cute ring :)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        4.0

        Fun gift!

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        from Atlanta, GA

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        Pros

        • Quality Craftsmanship

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Guitar String Rings:

            great service, cute, recycled packaging, fun and quirky gift

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Anniversary

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            5.0

            Unique and Wonderful

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            from Phoenix, Az

            About Me Novice

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            Pros

            • One Of A Kind
            • Original
            • Quality Craftsmanship

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fun

              Comments about Guitar String Rings:

              The delivery was prompt, purchase was simple, package was in wrapped beautifully . Very happy recipient !

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Wife
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              5.0

              Great Gift

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              from Katy, TX

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              Pros

              • Quality Craftsmanship

              Cons

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                  Comments about Guitar String Rings:

                  It was packaged beautifully and my mother in law was delighted. She wanted "rock and roll" jewelry and this was perfect!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Mother
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  5.0

                  Dainty and Cool

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                  from Eugene, OR

                  About Me Novice

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                  Pros

                  • Quality Craftsmanship

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Guitar String Rings:

                      This was an awesome gift...it is a ring that is unique, classy, not overstated and original...would look great on any finger. Complimented by both Men and Women.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

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                      5.0

                      Cool and Unique

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                      from Cincinnati

                      About Me Experienced

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                      Pros

                      • Quality Craftsmanship
                      • Stylish
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Guitar String Rings:

                          Excellent quality.. Nice packaging

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Excellent and promot

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Other
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                          4.0

                          When you need a little something gift

                          By 

                          from Los Angeles

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                          Comments about Guitar String Rings:

                          Great when you need "a little something" gift. Cute and fun, but runs about a half size small.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Other
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Cute and easy to wear

                          By 

                          from Nashville

                          Comments about Guitar String Rings:

                          got this as a gifts from my boyfriend, who plays guitar. I love bows, rings, and him, so it was a great little gift that incorporated all three.
                          I break everything, but this ring has lasted through some hard handling since july--still in tact with no rust or stretching.
                          It is sturdy, cute, and very easy to wear. I get comments and compliments on it frequently.
                          one of my favorite pieces of jewelry by far.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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