Taking a real bullet, removing flammable parts, and reassembling into jewlary peice that can be hung by necklace or attached to an earring
Step 1: Taking the Bullet Out of the Casing
Take any bullet, preferably center fire rifle cartridges are easier because they have a larger surface to grab onto. In this process i use(d) a 5C Collette to grab onto the bullet face. I then used a small channel lock wrench to twist and pull up on the casing. *be sure to not pull all the casing all the way off, or gunpowder will spill all over your work surface* I then placed the half dissembled bullet in a ziploc bag and finished pulling the bullet out of the casing by hand allowing the gunpowder to spill into the bag. *it is advisable that you dispose of the said gunpowder in a responsible manner*
Step 2: Getting Rid of the Firing Cap
The best way i figured to get rid of the firing cap is to place it on a concrete surface, *like my garage floor* AWAY FROM ANYTHING FLAMMABLE. Place it Cap side up, with the opening where the bullet was on the ground. I then took a metal punch and stuck it with a hammer while the punch was sitting on the cap making it fire off on to the concrete. I then took the metal punch and pounded out the remains of the firing cap out the back by placing the punch on the inside of the casing, leaving a hole in the back of the casing.
Step 3: Attaching the Eye Bolt Rings
Step 4: Replacing the Bullet
Well thanx for reading my instructable.
Next steps are showing how i made one for myself, using my traditional birthstone. I personally plan on making more like it.
Step 5: Stone Bullet
I attempted to glue the rock to a pin that was .3 inches because 7.62 mm is roughly .3 inchs ... aka 30 caliber. anyway, if i was patient enough i bet it would have worked, it would have given a good guide to make sure i didn't cut to far into the stone. however, i just wore leather gloves and just slowly etched away the stone with a dremil in a boxy manner so that i could round it out later.
*not, wear glasses of some sort, the stone likes to fragment into small bits if you press to hard, hurts bad when you get some rock in your eye*
Step 6: Getting the Size Right
Step 7: Finished Product