BluceDesigns

Recycled Guitar String Jewelry + Piano String Mobiles

Portland, Oregon

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I've been mastering the art of transforming previously played guitar strings since 2011. love transforming recycled materials beyond the point of recognition. Creating sustainable jewelry that is modern and elegant.

Their journey began by bringing joy in the form of sound and continues by bringing joy in the form of art* <3

Announcement

Last updated on May 11, 2021

For MORE jewelry check out my website >>>> www.blucedesigns.com
Updates on new designs via Instagram @blucedesigns
Sign up for a few updates a year + my annual sale e-blast at www.blucedesigns.com/contact

I've been mastering the art of transforming previously played guitar strings since 2011. love transforming recycled materials beyond the point of recognition. Creating sustainable jewelry that is modern and elegant.

Their journey began by bringing joy in the form of sound and continues by bringing joy in the form of art* <3

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About BluceDesigns

Sales 231
On Etsy since 2012

Transforming vs Recycling

I started working with beads, wire and jewelry design in 2005. Early on I sought to mix my design skill sets by incorporating stain glass into my jewelry and then using stain glass techniques to turn natural stones and shells into pendants. My turn-everything-into-jewelry brain eventually led me to pick up my families discarded guitar strings. I've stuck with it, and been struck by the detail they bring, since 2011.

Through my design degree in Architecture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, I studied many facets of design and composition. My designs are often light, striving for balance, detail and clarity. This translates across scale: buildings, furniture, sculpture, jewelry. In college a heavy emphasis was put on sustainable building practices and as students we flocked to the reclaimed building centers to scavenge for that perfect piece of rusted metal that we could take back to the shop and build into a small table or model stand. Repurposing was our jam. And so I continued to play with the idea of repurposing techniques onto repurposed materials.

My jewelry wire skills easily translated to the wire of guitar strings. By breaking the long strings down into small segments and incorporating them with bits of chain, semi-precious stones and mixed metal beads I can achieve that transformation I'm looking for. Where the reclaimed item no longer looks like what it used to be. Instead it is a modern and elegant piece of jewelry with interesting wound wire detailing and strong linear geometries.

Shop members

  • Brianna

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on July 8, 2020
Thanks for stopping by! I am an Eco-indie designer that grew up in house full of musicians. I hope you love these pieces as much as I do.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Refunds or replacements are offered for items that are lost in the mail or damaged along the way. A photo of the damaged item is requested for refund or replacement.
Payment
Payment is requested prior to shipment.
Shipping
FREE shipping within the US on order over $35! All items include a tracking number.