Introduction: Bullet Necklace

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So this is my first Instructable and I wanted to do something super cool and awesome that would appeal to most people and that is, a bullet necklace. It is also an open 'ible so please give feedback.

I just created it not more than ten minutes ago and it only took approximately 15 minutes to make the whole thing mainly because I had everything I needed at home, besides the bullet.

Short story of how I "acquired" this bullet is I pretty much and quite frankly just found it. Sitting all alone on the sidewalk by a pile of snow from a snowplow, in front of the art museum i visited this morning. A live bullet and all. Pretty dangerous, scary that I found a live bullet in front of a museum, and the park rangers on their horses were not too far away from us. So doing what I thought best, put it in my pocket.

So that is basically the story of how I got this bullet. If you don't have bullets available to you, I'm sure a friend (old enough to supervise you if you're young [a parent] ) would be willing to help if they have some. If not, you'll have to find a way if you wanna make one. The rest of the tools are easy to get if not already purchased.

Step 1: Tools/objects Needed

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The rod in picture three is used to loosen stuck gun powder in the casing if it is not already emptied. The bolt is just for comparison for size, any wire/metal rod will work if it fits.

I would like to thank DeWALT for their excellent tools and products.

CAUTION !!!***(FYI, it is not my responsibility if you or other persons are injured in this project. You are dealing with a highly explosive object and can cause death. Make at your own risk and use safety precautions)***!!! CAUTION

Step 2: Getting a Bullet

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The main object of this project is the bullet/shell casing.

Pretty important.

Step 3: Empty Bullet If Loaded/ Start the Drilling Process If Not Loaded

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Use a 7/64 drill bit and go through both sides of casing. I used a bigger drill bit afterwards to round the tops of the wholes to look nicer but it is not important for the functionality of the necklace.

Step 4: Apply Chain

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Apply the chain and voila, necklace complete.

Comments

Kill5treak (author)2015-03-08

That is what i did gizmologist.

Kill5treak (author)2015-03-08

I tried editing it but when I went to save it, it wouldn't save.

Kill5treak (author)2015-03-08

I know that one spark can explode the whole thing and create a huge mess

Kill5treak (author)2015-03-08

I know black powder is an explosive

Kill5treak (author)2015-03-08

I removed the black powder before doing anything

Kill5treak (author)2015-03-07

Thank you @blancefitz. I am not the most knowledgeable person on bullets but, I did give caution and yes I do agree and I am sure I mentioned, emptying the cartridge is priority first and not to drill into a live round.

bcavaciuti (author)Kill5treak2015-03-08

I think you should edit the ible with a step saying removing the powder safely. Also whenever doing a project that is potentially dangerous always always research what to do and all the dangers, its worrying you didn't even know what the propellant was or its properties.

Kill5treak (author)2015-03-08

I know what black powder is and does if struck. Especially if that much is enough to push the bullet through a human body it can do much worse up close.

gizmologist (author)Kill5treak2015-03-08

It's not black powder. Modern ammunition uses smokeless powder. It can certainly go off, but not with friction. If it goes off outside a gun barrel, it's not going to have much velocity, but it will be dangerous. The bullet should be pulled and powder removed before any machining is done.

bcavaciuti (author)gizmologist2015-03-08

It does go off through heat produced by friction which the drill could have produced and then due to the vice and hole it would explode up at the drill and user!

Kill5treak (author)2015-03-08

I know I forgot to mention this but I removed the powder before drilling

Samgamble (author)2015-03-08

Just noticing that the cartridge has been fired and was possibly a dud. NEVER EVER DRILL OR TRY TO REMOVE A BULLET FROM A CARTRIDGE!!!

Kozmicblues69 (author)2015-03-07

How lucky! I would love to find a bullet just in the sidewalk... it's been years since I'm trying to find a bullet to make a necklace but the ones I've found are too expensive....

Nice Instructable! The day I find a bullet I would show my version!

Kill5treak (author)2015-03-07

Anyone else love DeWalt tools? I sure do!

Kill5treak (author)2015-03-07

Thanks! I hope i explained everything.

Kill5treak (author)2015-03-07

Yes I mentioned it in step three

Kill5treak (author)2015-03-07

That would awesome! Please share it with me so I can see your work when you create one.

seamster (author)2015-03-07

Hey, pretty nice!

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