Guitar String Jewelry Care Instructions and FAQ

Guitar String JewelryWe hope you love your stage-played guitar string jewelry as much as we do! Here are some FAQ’s about caring for it and keeping it in the best shape possible.

What is the best way to clean my guitar string jewelry?

We recommend an all purpose cleaner like Bar Keepers Friend Spray, though any spray metal cleaner should work. It’s a good multipurpose cleaner and it’s what is used to clean the strings while crafting the jewelry.

Can I shower with my bracelet on?

Because the strings come from many manufacturers, we have no way of knowing the exact metal makeup of each string. Some strings will be more susceptible to developing surface rust with prolonged exposure to water. While washing your hands is okay, we do not recommend showering, bathing or swimming wearing your bracelet.

I have a metal allergy. What are guitar strings made of?

Each manufacturer uses a different combination of metal alloys. Since our jewelry is made from used guitar strings from many manufacturers, we do not know which manufacturer or line each string is from. If you have an allergy to a particular metal, like nickel, we do not recommend wearing one of our bracelets or necklaces. Our earrings all use nickel free hooks, surgical stainless steel or 22k gold.

Are the strings clean?

All of our jewelry is made from used guitar strings. Because they are used, there could be some discoloration to them. When they’re made, all the strings are boiled for 15 minutes to sterilize them. They’re then lightly cleaned with a metal cleaner to get any surface dirt or grime off of them. What remains, whether it be fret marks or slight color variations add to the patina or character of each piece.