Last week i went on a picnic with my family and i found some bullets shells, i thought how can i recycle those into something cool and i came up with this: bullets earrings.
In this guide I will teach you how to recycle bullets shells and make cool earnings which can be an amazing gift.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
What you need:
-Bullet shell, it is very important that you use a used bullet and not one that you disassembled cause there will still be explosive material in it (the primer part). If you cannot distinguish between these two do not attempt this or ask someone who will manage to define.
-An old earring or a new cheap one that you don't need, it is better if it is a flat one or one that has a flat metallic base like in the earring i bought (step 2).
Tools: drill, pliers, saw, file sand paper and polish paper.
Step 2: Disassembling the Earring
As you can see in the above photo we need only the metallic part of the earring. Use pliers to disassemble the earring. if you use a small flat earring you can skip this step.
Step 3: Sawing the Bullet
I repeat my warning from the introduction Do not use live bullets.
Now, put the bullet in your drill with its bottom outside (pic 3).
Activate the drill when your saw is on the crack in the bullets bottom (pic 4).
When you are finished you should have something that looks like picture No.5.
You can attempt this step without a drill but i highly recommend using one.
Step 4: Sanding and Polishing
After sawing, use the sand paper and the file to flatten the side we cut. Use the polish paper to make the other side shiny.
Step 5: Finishing Up
If you turn the bullet bottom you will see a small hole. Fill it with glue and press on it with the part that we took from the earring. Hold it for a few seconds and leave it for a minute for complete dry. You can stop here but there is a small addition i added that makes the result looks completely different. Glue a small stone to the middle of the earring like in the picture above.
And here you have it Bullets earrings.