by Lynda Carson.
(Spring Valley, California USA)

LCarson: Metamorphosis 1

In a recent metal’s class, we were given brass bullet casings and told to make a piece of jewelry. After many ideas were tried and discarded, this fibula is what I created, after drilling holes and etching the casing. My first brooche design as well.

Sad-looking first attempt at acid etching

Sad-looking first attempt at acid etching

It’s made of brass wire, picasso finish Czech beads, and quartzite crystal shard.

Lynda Carson
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  1. Lynda, thank you for sharing the creative things you make in your class – I’m always interested to see what your assignment was, and how you approached it. Your etching on the final bullet casing turned out beautifully, and I love the finished piece! 🙂

  2. rebecca says:

    LOVE the brooche. What great work. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a delightful piece. The etching on the casing really transforms it!

  4. Beautiful work! I was kicking myself for not taking a bunch of bullet casing from the 1 and only time I went to a shooting range. They can be used in so many amazing ways!

  5. Colleen says:

    Love this piece, it’s so delicate and the colors are beautiful!

  6. Did you use PnP to put the design on the casing?

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