Bullet bracelets from BB sponsor ShanaLogic!


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#2

These are not “bullet bases” as the artist describes. The bullet’s the projectile. These are cartridge bases.


#3

What’s with the bullet fetishism on BoingBoing as of late? I’m all for repurposing things that would otherwise be discarded, but this is hardly subversive. It seems instead to glorify guns.


#4

Looking forward to seeing the bullets fly here. ;^)


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#6

Now you just need an invisible airplane.


#7

Aaaand this thread is now about gun control.


#8

Perfect for the true-blue american holidays…


#9

How are the two halves joined? Is it only the cord around them holding them in, it looks like maybe it passes through them?


#10

I think it glorifies interesting objects and the creativity to re-purpose junk in beautiful ways. I like it, but see that it would make some uncomfortable. I wonder if art and creativity should strive to make people comfortable? I suppose there are arguments both ways.

I looked at ShanaLogics’s other offerings and they are cool. One is a skull ring, does that glorify death or is it just a skull, or does it symbolize mortality or something else? I am glad it was here, I liked seeing it.


#11

What two halves? The, uhh, “bullet bases” are cartridge cases. The cord’s simply wrapped around the extractor groove.


#12

I thought it was two bases soldered together or something. An empty case tip would be sharpish - I guess that is where filing comes in. That doesn’t sound comfy if it were at all tight.


#13

The artist’s page calls them bullet cartridge bases.


#14

What’s with all the complaining over the flavor of free ice cream as of late?

If you don’t like it just scroll past it.


#15

I swear - it did NOT when I posted that. Archive.org doesn’t have the page, but that’s a new edit.

ETA: Google cache has it http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:kUZwlEhZZhcJ:www.shanalogic.com/handmade-bullet-bracelet.html


#16

I assume that by “as of late” you mean “ever since it has existed”.


#17

Hi there! I’m Shana (the owner of Shana Logic, nice to meet you!) I saw your comment and updated the description immediately – Thanks for the correction Stephen! Hope you guys enjoy the bracelet!!


#18

It’s an awesome bracelet, wrapped in what looks to be Paracord. It’s really clever.


#19

The lettering around the primer is called a “headstamp” and it can indicate the caliber, manufacturer, and specialized purpose of the ammo. It can include, numbers, letters, and symbols.


#20

thank you so much!!!