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2008
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Jewelry with a bang! Shotgun shells made into a necklace, bracelet and rings

Fire in the hole! is what you say before firing a gun or detonating explosives on a set. Well, that was all that was running though my mind when I was hacking up these shotgun shells to make this jewelry!

I just love recycling and upcycling!



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  • How to recycle a bullet bracelet. Shotgun Shell Jewelry - Step 1
    Step 1

    All I did was cut off the plastic part (I will be sure to post what I make with that soon!) and sanded the remaining bit of plastic flush with the metal edge. I then glued ring blanks to the back for the rings. For the bracelet I taped the bracelet blank to the table first so I was sure to get all the casings aligned, I find it a bit easier to do it this way when gluing multiple items to one project. It also helped keep the glue off the spacer sections.

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Chelli B.
Chelli B. · Līhuʻe, Hawaii, US
way cool i think thats a great idea
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Becks S.
Becks S. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 36 projects
you. are. brilliant. L.O.V.E. it!!!!!!!! i am definitely going to remember this next time we go shooting and have tons of empty casings left over!
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Ulrike W.
Ulrike W.
did you cut of some of the metal parts before you glued the bail? or how and where did you glued it on?
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PlaidCrafter
PlaidCrafter · Los Angeles, California, US · 101 projects
I simply glued a bail on the backside. It was the kind that has a "tab" like shape below the loop. I used jewelry glue and ball chain.
Thanks for the compliment!
Stef
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Ulrike W.
Ulrike W.
i love it! very cool!

could you just tell me how you did the necklace?
this would be awesome!

greetings from germany
uli
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Lacy R.
Lacy R. · Texarkana, Arkansas, US
In love!
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beryl
beryl · Apache Junction, Arizona, US · 36 projects
Oh my god! I love it !
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Knittin' Kitten
Knittin' Kitten · Liverpool, England, GB · 32 projects
I made take all my dads bullets just to piss him off and make jewellery out of them
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Singingpraisehomemaker
Singingpraisehomemaker · 7 projects
LOL great idea, We hunt and we have shells lol
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1210 projects
Those look awesome, I have a bag with bullets for part of the strap and I love it to bits.
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