February 6th, 2012

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DIY: Bullet Cuff

Recently, I’ve been really drawn to punk-ish accessories.  Bullets, in particular.  There’s something so unexpected and fun about wearing my usual striped t-shirts and girly dresses with a tough piece of jewelry.  I saw this cuff braceletand desperately wanted it… (but ahem, not so much into the $915 price tag.)  I decided to attempt to make my own and was pleased with the results. The end result is substantial- and looks entirely more time-consuming and expensive than it actually is.

Materials:

  • Two strips of bullets.  I used these because I wear more silver jewelry, but they also sell gold.
  • E6000 Glue
  • One 5/8″ Wide Blank Cuff.  (You can use a larger cuff but I had trouble sourcing one!)

 Full tutorial after the break
Measure out the amount of bullets that you’ll need to fit the cuff.  (My cuff was 13 bullets across.)  Apply a small amount of glue to the center bullets.

Firmly press the cuff to the bullets.  Hold for a few minutes to set.  Allow to dry (1-2 hours.)

Continue the process of slowly gluing the bullets to the cuff, allowing to dry in between.

And voila – your cuff is complete!

18 Responses to DIY: Bullet Cuff

  1. WickedBadNaughty March 29, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    They’re dummies, Dummy. lol

  2. Amariebeauty April 13, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    Love this.  Total opposite of all the buttons, fabric flowers and common DIY acc.  I like to make the others but they are not my style, this is one to make for myself! 

  3. Corazoncito April 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    LOVE THIS! :)

  4. owyhee_girl April 27, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    You can take real ammo on the plane just not on your carry on, however you must declare it at check in.  I travel with guns and ammo all the time as a competitive shooter.

  5. CC88 April 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    she purchased them and provided a link…in fact this is actually really, really dangerous. We can’t import them to Canada or order them from the site she linked because it is so dangerous to ship them, let alone wear them on your wrist. I’m waiting so i can get BLANKS after my friends go to firearms training. YOU MUST NOTE—SHE GLUED THESE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO ANYTHING ELSE OTHER THAN GLUE BULLETS, UNLESS THEY ARE BLANKS. THEY WILL EXPLODE.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood April 29, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

      Caitlin – these bullets are not real, nor dangerous.  On the Studs + Spikes website they explain that the problem with importing them is that they are confusing to customs officials.  See below from the website.  Please do your research before writing comments like this!
      FAQ: I live outside the USA, can I import a Bullet Belt? These items are confusing to some customs officials as to how to handle them. We advise that if you live outside the USA, call your customs officials and ask if it is OK to ship these into your country. Describe them as “costume metal belts” that are often used for theatre props and costume work. Make sure they know that these are fake and inert, and in no way are harmful or loaded rounds. They are completely safe as shipping any type of metal object. Please note: We make no claim that these items are legal to ship to your country, we claim that if you order them, you take full reasonability in knowing the laws of your country and that you are telling us that it is safe to ship them. We will not refund any item seized by your countries officials. We have shipped to United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Japan, and New Zealand without incident thus far. Australia requires a permit to ship. We believe that Denmark, Canada and Spain prohibit bullet belts. (Please verify all this information with your customs officials before ordering. We make no claim in knowledge of import laws.)

  6. CC88 April 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    she purchased them and provided a link…in fact this is actually really, really dangerous. We can’t import them to Canada or order them from the site she linked because it is so dangerous to ship them, let alone wear them on your wrist. I’m waiting so i can get BLANKS after my friends go to firearms training. YOU MUST NOTE—SHE GLUED THESE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO ANYTHING ELSE OTHER THAN GLUE BULLETS, UNLESS THEY ARE BLANKS. THEY WILL EXPLODE!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood April 29, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

      Caitlin – these bullets are not real, nor dangerous.  On the Studs + Spikes website they explain that the problem with importing them is that they are confusing to customs officials.  See below from the website.  Please do your research before writing comments like this!

      FAQ: I live outside the USA, can I import a Bullet Belt? These items are confusing to some customs officials as to how to handle them. We advise that if you live outside the USA, call your customs officials and ask if it is OK to ship these into your country. Describe them as “costume metal belts” that are often used for theatre props and costume work. Make sure they know that these are fake and inert, and in no way are harmful or loaded rounds. They are completely safe as shipping any type of metal object. Please note: We make no claim that these items are legal to ship to your country, we claim that if you order them, you take full reasonability in knowing the laws of your country and that you are telling us that it is safe to ship them. We will not refund any item seized by your countries officials. We have shipped to United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Japan, and New Zealand without incident thus far. Australia requires a permit to ship. We believe that Denmark, Canada and Spain prohibit bullet belts. (Please verify all this information with your customs officials before ordering. We make no claim in knowledge of import laws.)

  7. AJ April 15, 2013 at 6:41 am #

    hi, I saw your bullet ring and I thought it was pretty cool and i was wondering if you could do a DIY bullet necklace? I googled it, and there’s only tutorials on how to make them out of the shells, so yeah. Sorry and thank you at the same time!

  8. Jamilah January 7, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE your blog and because of you and a few select bloggers, eating and being fashionable are no longer a trade off.

  9. Tucker April 5, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    Where did you find the bullets?

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