Bullet Bracelet




The following tutorial is for making a bullet Bracelet out of spent shell casings,Grommets,16 gauge wire and an old leather belt. It is advisable for you to review all steps in
this tutorial before attempting to make this bracelet, So that you have an understanding of the steps needed for completion The materials are as follows: You will need,

5--> Spent 38 special shell Casings. These can be aquired on line (Ebay,Etsy) if you have no other resources.

5--> 1/4'' Grommets

Small spool of 16 Gauge copper wire-make sure it's 16 gauge. 14 gauge is too heavy and 18 gauge is too light.

A leather belt. Do not use a cheap man made material belt or plastic belt, As it will fall apart very quickly. You can buy a good used leather belt at a Resale shop or Good Will pretty reasonably. Usualy for a couple of bucks. It should be at least an inch and a quarter wide and 1/8" thick. Also avoid any thing with fancy stitching or looks like it has been bonded together in layers. A plain leather belt is best. One belt can make several bracelets depending on the size.I look for the longest ones I can find. Don't buy something that is really worn to shreds or limp and frayed because it wont last long.

If the belt is a bit worn try to cut off any badly worn ends and start fresh.

Remember this; If it says "Man Made Materials" or has China stamped anywhere on it, Don't buy it! No matter how cheap it is.

Gorilla Glue. I prefer this over all other types of glue (Like E6000) because it dries slowly and gives you time to work with it. It is water based and it does'nt have the noxious fumes that other types of glues have (Like E6000)

Use the Gorilla Glue as directed on the manufacturers label You should only apply a thin layer because it expands as it cures.

The tools needed will be the following:

A flat surface....


wooden mallet

needle nose pliers

flat nose pliers

wire cutters

looping plyers (optional)

Rat tail or triangle file

Small tubing cutter

Black Permanent Marker

exacto knife

5/16'' leather punch

Hand held leather punch tool for 1/8'' & 3/16'' holes

Heavy duty Scissors for cutting leather

Ruler...Remember "measure twice! cut once"

soda can (Beer can optional)

Rubber bracelet or heavy rubber band

Now also remember that this tutorial is for a bracelet that will fit a 7 1/2''wrist, So making adjustments to the length may be needed for larger wrist or punching an extra hole for smaller wrist sizes can work as well. But I think that learning the basic techniques of this project is most important at first. If you are an experienced leather crafter or jewelry maker then you should have no problems.

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    9 Discussions


    3 years ago

    do you have any pictures of what it looks like finised?

    4 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    The finished product is shown at the end of the video. I am assuming you watched the video in it's entirety?


    Reply 3 years ago

    I can't find a video anywhere on this page and this text version address is a dead end. What am I missing, please ? :/ thanks :)



    Reply 3 years ago

    Click on the picture at the top of the page.


    Reply 3 years ago

    nope, didnt even realize it was a video


    3 years ago

    Hi, I want to thank You for finally solved a mystery I'd been working on for decades. ie "Why aren't there any large adult size leather belts". I see Good Will isn't the answer. Not from this small "Peak&Plumb' town. Happy Days. ~( : })

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    Reply 3 years ago

    my hubby is large, and for that matter so am I. I have found that looking at ring belts is my trick. they are harder to find, usually found at renaissance fairs. But it is worth it. If you have leather skills at all, you can get ring belt blanks and they are very long. They are designed to go around the waist tie through or around a ring and then the end dangles down, often to or past the knee.


    Reply 3 years ago

    I can think up a few ideas ror them. I make My own leather belts, mays sources havw belt blanks like 8 to 9 Oz thick "3.20 to 3.60" mm, usually a bit over 3.5" wide and I have found some blanks longer than My 46" gut. Yup. ~( ;-})={>--- ]


    3 years ago

    thanx for all the great info on the glue! :^)