I am excited to introduce you to Twice Upon a String upcycled instrument string jewelry. This idea came about when I realized how many guitar strings my husband Cody (Chicago Farmer) was throwing away. He typically changes his strings every
three shows and plays around 150 shows a year. This was adding up. I started experimenting with jewelry and Twice Upon a String was born. In addition to my husband’s strings, I began reaching out to other artists we have connections with, and everyone I asked was happy to see their used strings turned into art, instead of ending up in a landfill. Please check out the MUSICIANS WHO DONATE.
The other piece of this puzzle has been the desire to give back to the community. Since the inception of Twice Upon a String, 20% of sales benefit individuals and organizations to use music for therapeutic means.
Since February 2014, we have been able to purchase instrument rentals for the McLean County Autism Society’s Music Camp, buy a new acoustic guitar and lessons for an inspiring young lady with Asperger’s, donate eight iPod Touches to St. Jude for children to use during treatment, and currently I am funding the music therapy program at a children’s residential treatment facility called The Baby Fold. I made a commitment to continue funding these six-week therapy sessions for all of 2016. There is more information on the Donation Stories page of how you can donate to this great project at The Baby Fold!
Please check out DONATION STORIES to hear more about how these donations make an impact.
Twice Upon a String has been a privilege and a wonderful creative outlet. I have been blown away by the response and thank you for taking the time to check out this page.