Guitar String Rings

created by

Christopher Stiles

$20.00

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

created by

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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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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)

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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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4.0

Love it!

By 

from Cleveland Heights

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • True to description
  • True to size

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Guitar String Rings:

      The whole shopping and ordering experience was great! The ring is true to size and more durable than it looks. I was worried about it being fairly fragile, but that ended up not being the case. Looks great, and I already got several compliments!

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      5.0

      Love it!

      By 

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Guitar String Rings:

      This ring is awesome! Creative idea and well-priced.

      It did stretch out a bit but that worked out since originally it was a bit too big for my ring finger, now I can wear it on my index finger.

      The only negative is it does tend to catch on clothing, etc. because if the material and shape but this is very minor. It is much better than anything I have tried to make out of old guitar strings.

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      5.0

      Super cute

      By 

      from Charleston, SC

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      Pros

      • Everyone compliments it
      • Fits true to size
      • Quality Craftsmanship

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Guitar String Rings:

          The ring gets tons of attention, yet is fairly subtle. Everyone compliments it. It does catch on things sometimes. I love music, so I love that it's made from guitar string. When I tell people that they always wants a closer look.

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          3.0

          Nice, but not as nice as I expected.

          By 

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Cute
          • Well-made

          Cons

          • Not worth the 15
          • Smaller than I thought

          Best Uses

          • Jewelry
          • Music
          • Music lovers

          Comments about Guitar String Rings:

          I bought the ring because I thought the bow made it cuter than any of the guitar string rings I'd found for much cheaper on other sites, but when I received it the bow was much smaller than I thought it would be, making it not entirely worth the [$], in my opinion.

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          5.0

          Fabulous

          By 

          from Florida

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absolute hit
          • Quality Craftsmanship

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

            Comments about Guitar String Rings:

            Bought 3 rings as gifts. Rave reviews from all who received. I recommend highly!

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            5.0

            string ring reminds me not to forget!

            By 

            from Bristol, TN

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • I get lots of compliments
            • Looks great
            • Very durable

            Cons

            • It gets stuck in sweaters

            Best Uses

              Comments about Guitar String Rings:

              My ex is a musician & I bought this ring in which to remember him. It is like the old bows we used to tie on our fingers when we were kids, only it's made of guitar string! It's such a great idea, I bought several as gifts to others.

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              5.0

              Totally unique, fun, high quality

              By 

              from Long Beach, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast shipping
              • Will shop here again

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Guitar String Rings:

                  Great place to shop for that unusual, high quality gifts

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                  5.0

                  Way more durable the what I had in mind.

                  By 

                  from Missouri

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Guitar String Rings:

                  I got this ring as a gift for a friend who plays guitar. It was so original and unlike anything she already has. She loves it!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  The delivery was very quick and packaged nicely.

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                  5.0

                  Tremendous reactions

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                  from Tampa, FL

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                  Pros

                  • Nifty
                  • recycled material
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday wear

                    Comments about Guitar String Rings:

                    Delivered promptly. Bought two more for friends. Everyone asks about it/ compliments me on the ring.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for music lovers

                    By 

                    from LV, NV

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Guitar String Rings:

                    The only thing I didn't like was that it came in a bag. I was expecting a ring box.

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