Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Finds: Bullets

My dad used to be an avid target shooter --and had many trophies to prove it (which have all been donated courtesy of my mom who is a neat freak).  I remember some Sunday mornings I would wake up to the sound of the bullet casing cleaner motor rumbling in the garage. I remember the smell of the metal and the cork-like substance that was used to polish the casings.  After the casings were polished, my dad would refill them with gun powder and then cap the bullets with a heavy duty press. He gave such attention to each piece and was very meticulous about the process.  Maybe that's where I get my methodical nature when it comes to making each bag.

Although I'm not a big fan of guns - I'm a bit of a knife collector (also father-influenced), I still have an appreciation for bullets and how they are re purposed into beautiful pieces.

Monday Finds: Bullets
a. Ammo Belt Necktie, ToyBreaker
b. Bullet and Topaz Necklace, DinosaurToes 
c. Bullet Pen, weeangusww
d. Primal Earrings, SavageSalvage
e. 308 Caliber Brass Bullet Casings, Soldierboy


  1. Thank you so much for including my necklace! I also love the earrings, but she always has beautiful items in her shop!

    I'm a bit of a gun freak myself. I used to think it wouldn't be much fun just shooting at something, but then I finally tried and I've been hooked ever since! My husband doesn't like to admit it, but I've been a better aim than him since the second time we target practiced!

  2. What a neat collection of items. Thanks for including my pen among such great work.