Six Petal Flower Pendant




About: Awesome Gear I've designed myself.

I made this flower from 3 nickels, a bullet shell, and a hot set crystal. I wasn’t sure if it was going to turn out so unfortunately I didn’t take photos along the way.

To make it I started out by cutting 3 nickels in half and rough shaping six petals. I soldered the petals in a stack and filed them to the same shape. I then de-soldered the stack, used a paper clip to emboss, and filed the edges round.

I cut the Primer side off a bullet shell and then filed it round. I soldered it all together to include a metal circle on the back for reinforcement. I used a heat gun to set the crystal. After polishing I made a jump ring from a paper clip.

(Use an expended cartridge. That means a shell that has already been shot. Do not under any circumstances use live ammo.)




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    5 years ago

    hey mr b im really enjoying your stuff do you think u can walk me through what u did just a little more, would it be possible to replace the bullet casing with a round piece of brass?

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    Reply 5 years ago

    Sure, you can use anything round you'd like. I only used a bullet shell because it's was on hand and already round. Send me a pm with any questions. Thanks!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I lay the nickel on a smooth steel surface and hit it with a smooth faced hammer. You can see all my fancy tools (not really that fancy) through out most of my other instructables.