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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2011 07:52:52 PM »

We're surrounded by wildlife preserves where hunting is allowed, and I'm always finding spent shell casings of various sizes when we hike. (Some of them are probably my husband's!)  I had never thought to try something like this...I am so VERY impressed!  Swarovski and shell casings!!!  How ironic!!! *grin*

And am I seeing old post earring backs being used with jump rings? THAT is just too clever!  May I ask, please, what you used for adhesive?
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011 06:40:07 PM »

What a creative idea!
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2011 07:48:40 PM »

We're surrounded by wildlife preserves where hunting is allowed, and I'm always finding spent shell casings of various sizes when we hike. (Some of them are probably my husband's!)  I had never thought to try something like this...I am so VERY impressed!  Swarovski and shell casings!!!  How ironic!!! *grin*

And am I seeing old post earring backs being used with jump rings? THAT is just too clever!  May I ask, please, what you used for adhesive?

Yup! Earring post backings, since I don't have a drill at the moment to drill holes into the bullet shells so...earring posts it is. Haha, it works just as well! I use E6000 for all of my jewelry, it's VERY strong and be sure to use it with proper ventilation! You can find some small tubes on etsy or ebay. The huge tubes they sell at craft stores are a waste and tend to harden after a few uses.
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2011 07:54:29 AM »

Those are so creative.  I have never seen anything like them before.  So cool.
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2011 07:29:36 AM »

Yikes! What a coincidence! I am sitting at my son's desk using his computer - he is in the Army at Basic Training. What did he leave littered all over the desk? 22 bullet casings (and very clean, too, he dumped the power out to try and make his own fire crackers.)

At's karma, now I have to use them for jewelry!

Also, I just bought one of those jumbo tubes of E-6000, you're right, you waste a lot with that size, but it is the only size they sell in the craft stores!
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2011 08:42:51 PM »

I love the dichotomy (though I can't spell it) of crystals and casings, side by side, both used by ornamentation. I read a story once about a girl who made her jewelry out of drain chains and shell casings and the image stuck with me, so this hit me as a bit nostalgic, gorgeous, lovely, perfect... well done!
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2011 06:46:06 AM »

Yikes! What a coincidence! I am sitting at my son's desk using his computer - he is in the Army at Basic Training. What did he leave littered all over the desk? 22 bullet casings (and very clean, too, he dumped the power out to try and make his own fire crackers.)

At's karma, now I have to use them for jewelry!

Also, I just bought one of those jumbo tubes of E-6000, you're right, you waste a lot with that size, but it is the only size they sell in the craft stores!

Haha that's such amazing karma! And yes those tubes are huuuuuuuuuge...plus I find they are pretty hard to work with, and the smell just spreads even more. Check out smaller tubes on Etsy or Ebay, they'll make everything SO much easier! The .18oz tubes are perfect. By the time they start to harden I'm usually done with the tube anyway.
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2011 04:40:37 PM »

Heh, yeah, as soon as I use up the big tube I haven't even opened yet.

I looked for some bullet casing jewelry on Etsy, and surprisingly, found some, but, really and truly, I like yours best.
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2011 08:21:22 PM »

Gorgeous, the charms totally soften the bullets, great combinations!

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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2011 10:17:56 AM »

Those are cool!  Great job.
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