What Inspired Rick to Make Shotgun Shell Jewelry

With 3 top products from the collection!

We have come across tons of jewelry artisans ever since the time we knew the handmade industry. But Rick’s shop on Etsy is different. This is primarily because On Target Jewelry makes amazing handmade jewelry designs out of shotgun shells. In fact, some of the pieces are so beautiful that you’ll hardly recognize the rugged material that goes behind it’s making.

On our recent chat, when we asked Rick the inspiration behind such wonderful designs, here’s what we got to hear,

“I started making shotgun shell jewelry when I found several empty shell casings in my attic. These were vintage shells from the 1970's. After a little research online I discovered many options for their use. Since I am a goldsmith & have been one for 25 years I decided on making jewelry with them. I started with earrings which were selling well to bracelets & to a complete line. I use some of the same techniques as I would on a piece of fine jewelry.”

Here are some of our favorite products from the store you’ll love:

Shotgun Shell Bullet Cuff Bracelet With 9 Swarovski Crystals

Made from a used fired shotgun shell rim

Remington 12 Gauge Shotgun Shell Bullet Nickel Earrings

Made from used fired shotgun shells

Remington Peters 357 Magnum Pistol Bullet Ring

The bullet shell casing is nickel plate brass

Want to check the entire collection? Head to these links:

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/in-en/shop/OnTargetJewelry

Website: http://www.shotgunshelljewelry.net/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShotgunJewelry

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