Two Unusual Types of Materials New Jewelry Makers Should Consider Using


If you have just launched a jewelry-making business and would like to make your jewelry with materials that are a bit more interesting than those used by your competitors, here are a few suggestions that might fit the bill. 

Used guns and bullet casings

If there are used guns and old bullet casings for sale in your state, you can incorporate these into the jewelry making process. For example, many antique pistols have beautiful carved wooden handles, which you can remove and turn into wooden bangles or necklace pendants with your jewelry-making equipment. These pistols also often have metal barrels and triggers, which you could melt down and transform into metal earrings or rings. Bullet casings can be used in their original shape, as charms on bracelets or as pendants on necklaces, or you can cut them in half and insert semi-precious stones into them.

Using these materials to make your jewelry could be a great idea if you will be selling it in any stores or markets in neighborhoods where there are shooting ranges or large communities of hunters, as the people in these places are likely to be gun enthusiasts who would love to buy or receive a gift of, for example, a necklace featuring pieces of old guns or bullet casings. If you decide to take this advice, you should also consider offering to make this jewelry out of your customers' own old guns, as some people may have a gun that is, for example, a family heirloom, and they might want to have that particular weapon made into some jewelry for sentimental reasons.

Animal bones and teeth

You should also think about making some jewelry out of animal bones and teeth. You can source these things from local taxidermists, hunters, and butchers. Small animal teeth can be encased in metal claw settings and attached to rings, whilst larger teeth (from animals like bears) can be used in conjunction with the above-mentioned hollow bullet casings to make necklace pendants. Similarly, a tiny animal bone can be encased inside a locket made from the wooden handle of a used gun. You can also carve tiny animal bones into different shapes and add them to charm bracelets or make earrings out of them. Finally, you can use the beautifully iridescent exoskeletons of mollusks like oysters and mussels to make lovely necklaces.

These combinations of materials would appeal to any jewelry-wearers with an interest in hunting or with a love of jewelry partially made from natural substances. Some companies, like Whittier Loan & Jewelry, know that you can always find used guns at pawn shops.


30 June 2020

A Special Gift for a Sweet Mother-In-Law

A few days ago, my mother-in-law’s dad passed away. This sweet man lived a long, full life. He was ninety-one-years-old when he died. At his funeral, my mother-in-law told me she liked the ruby, cross pendant I was wearing. Because I wanted to cheer this sweet woman up, I immediately came up with a plan. I decided to buy her a pendant like mine. Because this pendant was also available in sapphire, I decided to purchase this stone for my mother-in-law. Sapphire is her birthstone. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of jewelry items to buy for a mother-in-law. Enjoy!