The compliments roll in when we wear our guitar and bass string bangles by designer Abbie Chesney. Using recycled bass and guitar strings, often from local musicians, she weaves together cool jewels like bronze guitar star bracelets and silver bass string hoops. For each purchase, Chesney donates money to the crowdfunding campaigns of local musicians, the Carter Albrecht Music Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the National Brain Tumor Foundation.
Gresham designer Gresham Hodges loves jewelry so much she studied its evolution in college. She’s since amassed a following with her collection of vintage pieces and semiprecious stones.