The Rebellious Shannon Astali Dejong Bullet Casing Cuff

By: Renee Ramsarran - Published: Feb 9, 2011   Updated: Jun 16 2011 • References: astali and uncommongoods
The Shannon Astali DeJong Bullet Casing Cuff has a sexy military feel. This wrist adornment is handmade from 18 salvaged brass shells that have been skillfully strung together with leather cord. The artist is known for rescuing unlikely materials from unexpected places, and took to a shooting range to find the resources for this cuff. The Shannon Astali DeJong Bullet Casing Cuff is dangerously glamorous.

Implications - There is a growing appreciation for products that utilize unusual materials within their designs. Bullets are considered an unusual material to make jewelry out of, and thus bracelets like this instantly receive media attention and consumer embrace as opposed to designs that are overdone.