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guitar string rings

by Christopher Stiles
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

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

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.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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GUITAR STRING RINGS
 
4.8

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 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 (8), No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (5), Other (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (3), Christmas or hanukkah (3), Other (3)

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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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Music Oriented!

      By 

      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

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Fun gift!

      By 

      from Atlanta, GA

      Verified Buyer

      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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Unique and Wonderful

          By 

          from Phoenix, Az

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          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

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Great Gift

            By 

            from Katy, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quality Craftsmanship

            Cons

              Best Uses

                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

                By 

                from Eugene, OR

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quality Craftsmanship

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    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

                    By 

                    from Cincinnati

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    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

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        4.0

                        When you need a little something gift

                        By 

                        from Los Angeles

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              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

                              Comment on this review

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Cute and easy to wear

                              By 

                              from Nashville

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    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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                                    4.0

                                    Exactly what I thought just lik reviews

                                    By 

                                    from DenVer, CO

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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                                          Comments about GUITAR STRING RINGS:

                                          Suggested pros and cons don't apply. See other reviews...I did. No surprises. For me the only problem is washing my hands, which I do a lot. Seems durable. I just want it to last.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                          • Self

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                                          Q and A

                                          When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                                          561votes, 94 comments

                                          Jennifer
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I LOVE THIS.

                                          Seneca
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Great!

                                          Carrie
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          I love guitars. I hate this ring. Hideous. Sorry.

                                          jen
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          I like the idea, but I think I'd be catching it on everything.

                                          Dee
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Cute idea! And, I love the fact that it's made in California. :)

                                          denise
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          looks like it would get in the way

                                          Sandi
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          It would be great if it were adjustable, too.

                                          Beverly
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          duh, it's a string

                                          elena
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          This is SO cool! The price is also fantastic! This would be a great addition to UncommonGoods.

                                          Kathy
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          All guitar playing guys have girlsthat want to identify with them!Great idea! good pricing!

                                          Lynn
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          Looks like a string to me...

                                          Carol
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I like it a lot, not sure if I would wear it but it makes a neat gift for those who play guitars - I love silver as well.

                                          Corey
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          LOVE IT! I can't wait till becomes available for purchase

                                          Jessie from Jersey
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          This ring is super cute and very appropriately priced. I would absolutely purchase this, for myself and as gifts.

                                          Rachel
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          too small

                                          Jennifer

                                          I would buy 3 right NOW!

                                          Linda

                                          I can't imagine wanting this unless one is a guitar player, which most people aren't. I can't imagine who else it would appeal to.

                                          Michelle
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Just love it and it's price range fits my budget perfectly!

                                          Sarah
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Clever idea! I have several guitar playing friends who would love it.

                                          Amanda
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I think it is very creative. There are so many musicians out there. I'm not, but my boyfriend is and wearing this ring would be meaningful and cute.

                                          Lisa
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          It's a GREAT accessory at a GREAT price point and would be wonderful to wear here in New Orleans, where music is so part of the lifeblood of this city and culture.

                                          Heather
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          Kinda like it, but I think it has a very limited projected buyer. I would only buy it if I was musical, and am not.

                                          Lo
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Love this, so cute and so original!

                                          Emily
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          What a unique look for such a great price!

                                          cheryl

                                          my daughter just started playing guitar i'd buy it for her birthday it's different

                                          Gretchen
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          maybe would be good for a teenager

                                          bogiejr
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          'uncommongoods' NEVER disappoints! another creatively unique find!

                                          amber
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I love it!!! very cute and local artist very cool.

                                          Cujo
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          so cute!

                                          Melissa
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I definitely like the concept of this ring. I wish it came in bigger sizes though. My ring finger is a size 9, and I think this ring looks great on the middle finger, as shown in the picture.

                                          Erin
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          cute, unique. I like it.

                                          Carolyn
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          Just comes too small.....create larger and it's mine!

                                          Kristy
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I like it small...very cute and intriguing

                                          Elizabeth

                                          This would only be appropriate for a teenage female, too limited for broad appeal.

                                          Patricia
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          would get caught on alot of things;ugly;to expensive

                                          Celeste
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          love it.......and music lovers will love it also!

                                          Becky
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          I would be caught on most anything I work with

                                          Susan
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          not very attractive

                                          Carolyn

                                          Really cute

                                          Margie
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          Doesn't look comfortable.

                                          Teak
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          and this is the coolest ring Evers!

                                          Amber
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          cool and different...I'm sure everyone who wears it will get lots of compliments :)

                                          Valerie
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          This is such an interesting piece and a great suggested price!!

                                          Kaitlin
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          It looks cheap and I think it would pinch my finger?

                                          Tammy
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          My daughter who is just learning to play guitar would LOVE this!!!

                                          Danielle
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I think it's so cute! And the price is great!! Love that it comes in a 6!

                                          Ginger
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          With the work I do, the loops of the bow would catch on things and be dangerous for me to wear.

                                          katelyn
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          cute way to integrate music and jewelry.

                                          Donna

                                          It looks fine and price is right but I don't have anything to do with guitars so I wouldn't be interested

                                          Cynthia

                                          Priced too high otherwise I would purchase 2 of them.

                                          Sonia
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Totally rockin! Love it!

                                          Marilyn
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Love it! Music lovers would like it and it's actually cute and a good price.

                                          sandy

                                          I love it and will buy one if you decide to seel them.

                                          Tiffany
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I love it and as a guitar player i think it is an awsome way to use old strings

                                          doreen
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          i would wear this ring every day! it's such a lovely design that can also be considered hard core. I like that it's a subtle nod for those who will recognize that it's a guitar string.

                                          Alyssa
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          i like that this ring is both cute and well priced!

                                          Amanda
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          unique and cute ring, I would buy it!

                                          Christy
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Great price! Unique! Made in the USA! Can't go wrong :-)

                                          Anne-Marie
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          A little pricey. I would pay $10 - $12 tops

                                          Karen
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Great thunb ring!

                                          Karen
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          great!

                                          residentgeek
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          try to button a sweater with this on.. snags... i think its a lame idea

                                          Deborah
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          it would be cheaper for me to buy guitar strings and make it myself. And it's hard to say that these days!

                                          Marcus
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          I really like the idea, but I think it's needs to be redesigned.

                                          Elizabeth
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I really like this, but it does not come in my size so I would not get it for myself

                                          Billee
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          It's a cute idea, but the design is too prissy. Needs more style.

                                          Renee
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I truly love this ring

                                          Diane
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I have a daughter who plays guitar. This would be perfect for her! And I like the comment below that girlfriends of guys who play would like the connection as well. I think anyone musical would really love it - Including me!

                                          Valerie
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Awesome!!!

                                          Sherry
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          Loops would get caught on EVERYTHING!

                                          Mari
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          It looks cheap and tacky to me.

                                          Susan
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          Stupid and ugly

                                          mary
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          guitar string with pull any hairs on a wearers finger...

                                          jt
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          love it! would definitely buy this for gifts!

                                          Mari
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          LOVE! I want it!

                                          Susan M.
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Love this ring!, Its cute and dainty. Want!!!! Great design and doesn't get caught while buttoning sweaters.

                                          Peter

                                          These are gorgeous, and such a great idea -- as a musician and a music lover, I'd love to give these to all the women in my family for X-mas!

                                          Jennifer
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          Seems like it would snag on things and be annoying.

                                          Catherine
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          LOVE the idea, but NOT the 'bow'. Recreate this ring WITHOUT the boy and the ring would be a much greater sell - for men and women.

                                          margo

                                          I saw these at the NYC gift show they are really cute!!

                                          Stephen
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I'm sure these rings are being made in several different designs, wonderful!

                                          T
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Love this. very nice looking on my finger. The balls on the ends do not catch on anything. I think alot of people would love this, it is recycled and a great looking bow ring

                                          P

                                          I have been playing guitar for years and have always wanted something to give my wife that would represent my musical craft. FOUND IT with this product!

                                          Spele
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          This is great and unique way of letting everyone know what your interests are. Other guitar enthusiasts will know right off the bat that you play too. I like this a lot.

                                          judith
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          There's a non-profit music association that makes these already. I'm not a fan of the design, but I'd much rather give to a non-profit for it

                                          Alyssa
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          larger ring sizes would be nice

                                          Lisa

                                          What a great idea! And I love that the artist uses 'recycled' strings. =^..^=

                                          Robert

                                          This is way cool!

                                          Sarah
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Not for me, but I can definitely see its appeal. It would be a good addition to UncommonGoods!

                                          Dana
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I love this!! There should be more sizes though. I'm a size 5. :o(

                                          Susan
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          I have this ring, I wear it all the time, and I LOVE IT!!! I get compliments on it daily. People always think it it so unique. When they find out that it's made from a recycled guitar string they find it even more desireable.

                                          Kat
                                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                                          This style is not attractive to me at all. I'd probably get stuff caught in it. Good price, though.

                                          Princess
                                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                                          Love it! So unique - would definitely buy these as gifts or for myself.

                                          rosalie

                                          As a female picker, I think it would be nice to try and sell them at my gigs to fans. Very feminine and I bet girls would like it if their guitar boyfriends bought them one, that would be sweet!

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