Husband and wife team Joe and Cindy enjoy re-purposing items into jewelry and home decor. Their unique bullet jewelry is the most popular.
Joe and their children, Adan and Nova, do a lot of hunting and target practice while visiting Joe’s grandparents’ ranch in Golid, Texas. Afterwards, the casings are always picked up so the plastic hulls and brass won’t hurt the environment. These spent casings were always kept in boxes in the garage at their home in Cypress, Texas.
While at a gun show, Cindy saw a pair of shotgun shell casing cufflinks. She then wanted her own bullet jewelry! Cindy had Joe cut the ends off some of the casings they had stored in the garage, and with that made her first pair of earrings. “Surely other women would wear these,” so Cindy posted them on Facebook and the orders started coming in. Requests for bracelets and necklaces gave Cindy the creative challenges she loves. A wide range of custom orders came in from classic to bold designs.
Cindy’s favorite style is the embellished rifle casings. They almost tell a story with their different charms, such as feathers and arrows. Colorful crystals and rhinestones are also used in this popular design.