The Shins, Wolfmother, Brian May guitar strings used for jewellery

It’s all for a good cause

The Shins’ James Mercer, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and Brian May of Queen are among the acts to produce handcrafted jewellery which are being sold to benefit a number of charities,

‘Relix Bands’ have been created from guitar strings donated by acclaimed musicians including Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Pete Townshend of The Who, all of whom sent their used strings to Relix magazine publisher Steve Bernstein.who forwards them to a jewellery designer to hand make the bracelets.

Wolfmother and Weezer are among the other acts who have donated strings. According to Pitchfork profits will benefit the charities Headcount, the Rex Foundation, Seva, and Rock’n’Wrap It Up.

The full list of bracelets available is here.

–By our New York staff.

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