in case it’s not blatantly clear, i’ve been playing with the idea of bullet jewelry lately. i made a set of earrings and a necklace (sans gemstones) a few months ago and have been wanting to keep going with it. so here’s how it turned out… 22 and 45 caliber bullet shells with onyx (black and frosted), hematite, rock crystal, mother of pearl, rose quartz, and turquoise stones.
if they don’t sell tomorrow night at this event thing, i’ll be putting them up on my etsy. let me know if you are interested!
this is the next step, a 51mm shell from an israeli standard issue rifle, with a rock crystal asymmetric drop stone. when done, the pendant will hang horizontally like this instead of vertically like the others. i’m REALLY excited about this one. the guy at the gem store officially thought i was insane when i picked this stone.
speaking of which, i wanted to give a shout to my favorite gem store in the world, dikra. they don’t have a storefront and the 10th floor cramped office location has the potential to be realllly creepy, but everyone there is always beyond nice and so helpful. and it doesn’t break the bank either. plus, it’s less than a block from metalliferous. you can’t go wrong!
and lastly, i made these tonight. lucky charms rice krispy treats. basically, just follow the recipe on the box but sprinkle in lucky charms marshmallows right before pouring into the final dish. here’s a progress shot and a finished one– although mike did manage to sneak away with one of the smaller trays before i could even snap a picture
as far as proportions go, i made two full batches (1.5 boxes of rice krispies, 2 bags of marshmallows) and used every last marshmallow in the box of lucky charms. i’m going to be having really disappointing breakfasts starting tomorrow, but i think my dessert will make up for it 🙂
that’s all for now. have a good weekend, cheers!