Can’t believe it! But yes .. we had 6 Nikki Sixx used bass strings in our possession for a short time! One of Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx Am) fans won the strings in a contest last year, and then was able to catch enough bass guitar picks at various Sixx Am shows over the year, to have the materials for us to create some one of a kind, stunning bass string bracelets. Red and silver with skulls of course!
The fan (who shall remain anonymous) wanted to surprise her ‘road trip’ friends (all Nikki Sixx fans too) with a keep sake of their trips to the concerts over the years; what better way than a wearable memento.
And the proceeds were donated to World Vision as well as the local food bank — a win win situation. Now we just gotta get Nikki to see these hehe.
This was a very VERY fun project!
So as you may remember from our last few blogs, we’ve been working on bracelets made from used guitar strings donated by guitar Jerry Horton from super group Papa Roach. Jerry was kind enough to send his strings after we chatted with him on Twitter, and we’ve finally been able to use them all! We’ve sent bracelets as far away as Russia and Poland!
We did four ‘lots’ of strings and raised a whopping $415 dollars! Even more whopping is the list of things we’ve been able to ‘purchase’ from World Vision’s gift catalog! They are:
- supply a classroom (twice)
- 3 soccer balls
- school lunches for 50 kids for a month
- Medicines for 20 kids
- text books for a classroom (twice)
- Syrian emergency relief ($20)
- Baby chicks (twice)
- 5 fruit trees
Many thanks to Jerry and the awesome Papa Roach fans who supported us!
Chad Brownlee, one of Canada’s hottest country artists right now, donated a set of his strings!
We’ve known Chad for a few years through Twitter, have met him signing autographs at a few shows last year and he’s a super nice guy, so didn’t hesitate at all when asked to donate for our cause!
A set of lovely rose gold (well used) strings arrived a few weeks ago, and the package was autographed! Love it!
We decided to create a bracelet immediately, inspired by ‘country’ and donated it to the BCCMA silent auction as part of their annual fund raiser. The other 5 strings will develop as our imagination takes flight 🙂 Stay tuned!
Sam Roberts Band auction results are in! Many thanks to everyone who bid, shared, and supported our latest guitar string auction.. we did good 🙂
We auctioned off a pile of strings from Sam Roberts himself and the results are in. We raised a whopping $380.00 and were able to purchase the following items on World Vision’s online gift catalog.
We were able to:
- educate a girl in need
- supply a classroom
- 3 soccer balls for school kids
- school feeding for 50 kids for a month
- feed a family for 30 days
- meds for 10 kids
- life saving nutrition for a child for 2 months
We saw Sam in person, August 10, and gave him a World Vision thank you card with everything listed, and he loved it, especially the 3 soccer balls, and the educating a girl in need. We had one tiny scrap of his guitar strings left, and made it into a bracelet with purple glass leaf charms which we gave to him for his lovely wife.. he loved that his strings could be turned into such good things.
Thanks so much to everyone involved and many thanks to Sam, his tour manager for saving the strings, and his manager for posting our auction on the band’s Facebook and twitter. We all did good.
New Auction coming!
Jack Syperek from The Trews donated his used bass strings and we made necklaces and jewelry to reflect Jack’s unique style! They’ll all be auctioned on eBay starting Thurs May 15 and up on eBay for 7 days! Once eBay gives us a live link we’ll post it here and on our Facebook page and Twitter too!
100% proceeds going to World Vision – please feel free to share this image with friends ! !