Iron Maiden is giving fans a chance to wear their guitar strings as jewelry and it’s all for a good cause. The group is working with non-profit jewelers, The Guitarwrist, to up-cycle their guitar strings into various jewelry pieces including bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings.
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100% of the money made from each item sold is directly benefiting Heavy Metal Truants, a charity cycling club focused on on raising money and awareness for various young people’s causes including Teenage Cancer Trust, Childline and Save The Children.
As for the jewelry, there are 10 items in the collection made with strings from varying Iron Maiden events and members including Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers. A select number of pieces allow fans the option to select which member’s strings they’d prefer for their piece.
Prices for each item vary with with the most expensive (a Sterling 925 Silver ring made with strings played during the group’s Legacy Of The Beast world tour) coming in at $246 and the least expensive (a test tube necklace with strings from the same world tour) landing at $112. Each piece comes with a certificate of authentication and serial number.
The Heavy Metal icons have raised 1.4 million dollars over the last decade with their philanthropic efforts and they’re ready to turn the volume up for charity even more in 2023.
In addition to the jewelry, Heavy Metal Truants, the benefiting charity which was founded by manager Rod Smallwood and former Metal Hammer editor-in-chief Alex Milas is currently enrolling participants for their charitable 150 mile cycling ride as well as their virtual walking, running, and cycling challenges which all benefit the cause. For more information on all the upcoming activities, visit their website.
Iron Maiden currently has plans to hit the road overseas on their Future Past Tour 2023. Full details and ticket info can be found at IronMaiden.com. Frontman Bruce Dickinson recently took fans behind the scenes of their Legacy Of The Beast tour, showing just how much work goes into every single show.
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