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Shotgun Shell Jewelry


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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!

Posted by PlaidCrafter from • Published September 10, 2008 • See PlaidCrafter's 91 projects »
  • How to make a 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.



Chelli B.
Chelli B. · Lihue, Kauai, United States

way cool i think thats a great idea

Becks S.
Becks S. · , Pennsylvania, United States · 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!

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?

PlaidCrafter · 91 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!

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

Lacy R.
Lacy R. · Texarkana, TX, United States

In love!

beryl · Apache Junction , Arizona, United States · 36 projects

Oh my god! I love it !

Knittin' Kitten
Knittin' Kitten · Liverpool, England, GB · 28 projects

I made take all my dads bullets just to piss him off and make jewellery out of them

Renee · , Some Where on Earth, · 7 projects

LOL great idea, We hunt and we have shells lol

Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, GB · 650 projects

Those look awesome, I have a bag with bullets for part of the strap and I love it to bits.