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Musical Instrument Make-Over: Drums

This week we are going to show you what we can do with a drum that has been retired because it is too bent and beat up to play anymore.  Drum cymbals are most commonly made from copper and brass.  This makes them very hard and durable.  By the time they get to us they are usually pretty beat up but they are still beautiful to us.  These are some of our creations made from drum cymbals:












You can see what other drum items we have available on our website by clicking here.

If you look really closely there is so much good in the world.  The more connected we become to the music industry, the more we see that they have more than their share of heart.  Recently we were asked by the President of the Boulder Drum Studio to donate a pair of drum cymbal earrings to an auction that they are having to raise funds for a new program that they’ve created in honor of a drumming student, Jared Lizakowski who died recently in a tragic motorcycle accident.  They have started a new program at the drum studio where they offering free drum lessons to those from low-income and indigent families. It’s called Drumming for Jared.  They have a silent auction coming up and the prizes are AWESOME.  We are so honored to be a included.  Click here for more information and to see the prize list.  If you are in the Boulder area and want to find out more about this cool drum studio or visit them click here.

These are the fun earrings that were chosen to be a part of the auction:

In our next blog we’ll end our musical instrument series by showing you what we can do with instruments from the strings family; cellos, violas and violins.

Have a great week!

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Musical Instrument Make-Over: Saxophone

As promised in our last blog are dedicating this weeks blog to the saxophone.  If you follow us regularly you know that we partner with an amazing Kansas City non-profit called Band of Angels who provides instruments to kids in need as well as sending kids in need to music camp.  If Hang Ups or Band of Angels are new to you – WELCOME!  You can find our Band of Angels retired instrument jewelry collection by clicking here and learn about Band of Angels mission by clicking here.

Saxophone keys are gorgeous, unique, and fun to work with.  These are just a few of our saxophone creations that are available on our website:

Want to learn more about the saxophone?  Click on this link to read 10 Facts About Saxophones and Its Players by Maggie Belnap in The Oxford University Press.

The 2017 special guest artist at the Band of Angels Heartstrings Gala was saxophonist Ryan Kilgore.  Ryan has spent the past ten years touring with Stevie Wonder as well as working on independent projects.  You can learn a little more about him by watching this You Tube Video.  Ryan was very generous with his time while in Kansas City.  He visited six schools in two days inspiring kids with his message that “every person has a passion, every passion has a purpose and every purpose has a person”.   Here’s a picture of us with him showing off his brand new Hang Ups saxophone key cuff links.

Have a great week!  Stay tuned for our next Instrument Make-Over featuring the drums!



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