The idea for Twice Upon a String came about when I realized how many guitar strings my husband Cody (Chicago Farmer) was throwing away. He typically changes his strings every three shows and plays around 150 shows a year. This was adding up.
I started experimenting with jewelry and Twice Upon a String was born. In addition to my husband’s strings, I began reaching out to other artists we have connections with, and everyone I asked was happy to see their used strings turned into art, instead of ending up in a landfill.
Please check out the MUSICIANS WHO DONATE.
The other piece of this puzzle has been the desire to give back to the community.
Since its inception, 20% of Twice Upon A String proceeds fund music and art therapy programs for nonprofit organizations.
Since February 2014, donations and grants have benefited The McLean County Autism Society, St. Jude, The Baby Fold, Cunningham Children’s Home, Catalyst Farms residential home for women, Bluegrass Ambassadors, S.O.A.R. (Special Opportunities Available in Recreation), and Pet Central Helps. Please check out the Donation Stories to learn more about the impact of these donations and the wonderful organizations Twice Upon A String funds.
Twice Upon a String has been a privilege and a wonderful creative outlet. I have been blown away by the response. Thank you for taking the time to learn about my work.
Please check out DONATION STORIES to hear more about how these donations make an impact.
Twice Upon a String has been a privilege and a wonderful creative outlet. I have been blown away by the response and feedback. Thank you for taking the time to check out my passion project.