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sterling silver guitar pick necklace

by Laura Lobdell
Handmade
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  • the story

The Forgetful Musician

Luxuriously weighted and lightly textured, this sterling silver guitar pick is hand sculpted by artist Laura Lobdell. The guitar pick necklace is inspired by Lobdell's musician friends who were always losing their guitar picks and asking the audience if they could borrow quarters to use instead. Not only is this necklace stylish and edgy, but it also is a real working guitar pick. Lobdell worked with musicians to create a pick that produced the right sound. And the hole doubles as a thumb grip. Cord is waxed cotton. Made in New York City.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
16339
Made from
sterling silver, waxed cotton
Measurements
cord: 15" - 30" L, adjustable; pick: 1" L
  • the maker

Laura Lobdell

Greenwich Village-based artist and designer Laura Lobdell has lived in California and Hong Kong, and currently resides in New York with her Japanese Chin named Xiao. Lobdell creates jewelry for the free-spirited woman. A woman who believes in luck, eats candy and plays with fire. Her work is witty, but has a luxurious weight to it.

In addition to her jewelry, Lobdell makes paintings and sculptures in her Williamsburg art studio. She has had solo shows at DCKT Contemporary in New York and The National Arts Club of Washington, D.C., and has exhibited at Third Streaming,the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Louis Stern Gallery in Los Angeles and the Art Institute of Chicago.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Lobdell also holds an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts. She is an Annual Board Member of Art in General and, since participating in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture artist residency in Maine, a member of the Skowhegan Alliance for scholarship fundraising. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga and walking from her studio to her store in the West Village.

Visit our blog to take a tour of Laura's studio!

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STERLING SILVER GUITAR PICK NECKLACE
 
3.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Good length (4)
  • Unique (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Meaningful (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (6), Classic style (3), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5)

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1.0

Very disappointed

By 

from Massachusetts

About Me Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Looked Messy
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about STERLING SILVER GUITAR PICK NECKLACE:

      The pic was odd shaped and "lumpy" looking. The hole for the rope was uneven and "rippled". It almost looked like a young child shaped the pic in pottery class. Very strange and disappointing.

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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great sound

      By 

      from Savannah, GA

      About Me Career

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Good sound
      • Pretty
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about STERLING SILVER GUITAR PICK NECKLACE:

        This pick has a great sound. The cord is very thin and blue; I will be replacing it with a more substantial black or dark brown soft leather if I can figure out how to re-create the adjustable slip knots. May also try to find a matching sterling clasp or hook of some sort to attach the pick to the necklace so that it can be more easily removed for playing. Would be nice if this could be engraved and if custom sizes (e.g., smaller jazz pick) could be ordered.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great gift... great necklace

        By 

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about STERLING SILVER GUITAR PICK NECKLACE:

          I bought this product as an anniversary gift for my husband, and he loved it! He is an avid guitar player, and this was the perfect gift. The craftsmanship of the guitar pick is excellent. The artistry is great. The only thing that surprised me when I received the necklace was that the cord that the pick hangs from is indigo blue, not black. But that did not matter to my husband when he opened the gift. The blue is fairly dark. I would definitely recommend this product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Cool, but overpriced.

          By 

          from Philly

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Meaningful
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about STERLING SILVER GUITAR PICK NECKLACE:

            I love how this looks, but just don't think its really worth the money. I love the pick, but the cord is thinner than I thought and not quite as substantial as I would have thought. It is very cool though.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            VERY nice piece

            By 

            from PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Unique
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about STERLING SILVER GUITAR PICK NECKLACE:

                This is a very nice, well made piece of art. I purchased for a gift and I'm sure he will love it especially since he does lose his picks. However, I'm not convinced that the high price is justified. The cost kept me from giving it all 5 stars.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                What a Hit

                By 

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Length
                • Good Quality
                • Meaningful
                • Pretty
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dress Up or Down
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about STERLING SILVER GUITAR PICK NECKLACE:

                  I was trying to figure out a meaningful, useful gift for my daughter who just left for college and was turning 18. I just spent a small fortune on "back to school" things, including a computer. Her father was buying her an I-Pod Touch, to replace a lost I-Pod. But I wanted it to be something special, but something she could use every day. I didn't want something she would put on a dresser to display or stick in a drawer in a couple weeks. I accidentally found this website and I could not believe the unique items. My daughter basically taught herself how to play the guitar and when I saw the sterling silver guitar necklace I thought this would be the perfect gift. It just so happened that the weekend of her birthday, she asked me if I would bring her guitar when I came to visit. I presented her with the gift and I explained to her that she could use it to play the guitar. she was so excited, she gave me a hug and and she immediately put it on. She thought it was really cool and loved it. I thought she was only trying it on to see how it looked. When I explained to her that the straps were adjustable she got a big smile on her face and told me she was going to wear it all the time. That was 2 weeks ago, and I have seen pictures of her since then, and in every one of them she was wearing it. Thank you for making my gift a success, useful and memorable.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  nice pick, overpriced and cheap cording

                  By 

                  from huntington beach, ca

                  About Me Classic, Modern, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Length

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Luster

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about STERLING SILVER GUITAR PICK NECKLACE:

                  It looks good and my fiance likes it, but I'm not sure it's worth the price. The main thing I was disappointed in was the cord. The photos indicate a black cord, but it is blue. Not as versatile as I would have liked. Will probably try to find another chain. Again, that is frustrating for the price. Still, cool idea and the pick has a good tone on an acoustic guitar when played.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  I was disappointed...

                  By 

                  from NJ

                  Comments about STERLING SILVER GUITAR PICK NECKLACE:

                  I was disappointed in the craftsmanship of the item. There were some imperfections which were surprising considering the cost.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A little pricey, but real nice

                  By 

                  from nj

                  About Me Classic

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Quality
                  • Stunning

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Going Out

                    Comments about STERLING SILVER GUITAR PICK NECKLACE:

                    Going out

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Unique and pratical

                    By 

                    from Chicago, Il

                    About Me Bargain Hunter, High-end Shopper, Practical, Stylish

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anywhere

                      Comments about STERLING SILVER GUITAR PICK NECKLACE:

                      My husband is a guitarist and I got this for him for his birthday and he really liked it. Now I don't have to worry about picking up the guitar picks he leaves laying about and also, when he goes to his lessons, he can just slip this over his head. The only drawback is that you have to use it while it is still attached to the cord. I like the style of the cord--it's very masculine, but it might be better if the pick could be easily removed from it. Unfortunately, that would also make it easier to lose. He doesn't see a problem with it being always attached. The pick is very substantial and looks great. I like the fact that it is hand sculpted--it has a very unique look.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Very prompt and arrived in excellent condition.

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