- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
FH and I are both avid hunters and target shooters, and so are most of our bridal party. I ran across a post somewhere on the internet where an individual had made cufflinks out of spent cartridge casings and I realized that would be a perfect gift for the guys in our bridal party! We know what each individual shoots, so we decided to make each a pair of cufflinks using the caliber of gun they each owned to make it more personal.
I used nickel-plated brass shell casings (making sure to get fired ones so they had the firing pin indent) and had FH cut the end off using a small pipe cutter. He then used a steel file to file down the rough edges on the cut ends while we waited for the cabochon cufflink blanks I ordered online to show up. We ended up ordering three different sizes of blanks because the different calibers we were making varied from 10-13mm wide at the base and we didn’t want much of a gap between the shell and the blank. Once they arrived, I glued the shell casings into the blanks using E6000 and packaged them up nicely. We’re both pretty proud of how they turned out and think the bridal party will be blown away 🙂