Introduction: Bullet Studded Cuff Bracelet
This has got to be the most "Rockstar" thing I've made to date. I started out with a leather cuff bracelet from the craft store and cut six evenly spaced holes using a leather punch. I then took six bullet shells and cut them way down to the primers. It was actually harder then I thought to cut them like that without messing up the shells.
What I ended up doing was making a tiny taperd shaft out of a nail. First I used it to punch out the primer cap. Then I kept hammering the shaft through the primer hole until it was nicely wedged. I chucked that into my 8" drill press (laid on it's side) and filed away until the walls of the shell were cut off and filed flat. I then drilled the bullets to have holes which matched the diameter of the rivets I was using. If you try this keep in mind the rivets have to be short enough so you can place the primer cap back on the bullet.
Finally, I riveted the bullets onto the bracelet by hand. I thought it looked cool to alternate the primer caps between nickel and brass. Thanks for viewing.
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