Making rings from strings

for the stars


Plucky designer makes rings from strings for stars

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Designer Emma Hedley has a new set of strings to her bow after Scottish singing star KT Tunstall donated some used guitar strings to be made into bracelets, rings and earrings and sold for charity.

Newcastle-based Emma and her sister Kitty design and make jewellery for The Guitarwrist, a not-for-profit company that collects used strings and plectrums from famous artists and musicians who nominate a charity to benefit from the sale of Hedley's designs.

They include Duran Duran, Stereophonics Marillion and Alvin Lee though Tunstall, who is supporting Help Refugees,  was one of the first to lend her support describing The Guitarwrist's service as a "real beacon of light in a world full of disposable products'.

"They take something that musicians usually just throw away and turn it into really meaningful and cool keepsakes, whilst at the same time helping all of us contribute towards great charities," she said.

The Hedley sisters also co design and make the Dreams to Reality jewellery collection with Tanya Bardsley from the reality TV show, ITVBe's Real Housewives of Cheshire, using recycled and ethically sources gold and gemstones where possible.


Kate Laven


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