Looking for a unique Christmas gift? How about a pendant that includes pieces of recycled guitar strings donated by Paul McCartney? That's what Wear Our Music is selling now to benefit the St. Thomas Lupus Trust Fund. The cost of the jewelry is $225.
“The St Thomas Lupus Trust had some guitar strings kindly donated by Paul McCartney,” spokesman Angie Davidson explained to AXS.com. “Initially we had two bracelets made from them and they sold for $5000 each! With the remaining strings, we've had a limited number of pendants made and they're only $225.” According to the website, each handcrafted piece is made in the United States. The finished products will ship about a week after they are ordered. Only a limited number are available, Davidson says. “Hopefully, they will be popular,” she said wistfully.
The St. Thomas Lupus Trust Fund, which is based in the UK, helps raise awareness of lupus. The most common of those affected are young females between 18 and 45, especially those of Asian and African-American descent, the website says.
McCartney fans can pre-order eight of his solo albums from his Archive Collection as 180-gram single black vinyl discs, single digipak CDs or 180 gram colored vinyl. The black albums - “Band on the Run,” “McCartney,” “Tug of War,” “RAM,” “Venus and Mars,” “At the Speed of Sound,” “McCartney II” and “Pipes of Peace,” have a street date of Nov. 21. The colored vinyl versions are available through the U Discover Music website. Seven of the CDs are also available through Amazon as Japanese SHM-CD imports.
This is not the first time McCartney has donated guitar strings to raise money for the fund, which sponsored an auction of a McCartney guitar string bracelet in October 2016.