Beware of Bullet Jewelry

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

BoingBoing posted this image of a ring made from a mushroomed bullet. I was horrified to see that they had used a lead bullet.

Lead is toxic and should not be worn in contact with the skin. I have been tested for lead poisoning and if you shoot a lot, so should you. The symptoms are nasty.

I got myself tested not because I was worried about symptoms but because at the time I was shooting a few times each week and I wanted a baseline figure for the amount of lead in my body.

[ Many thanks to Sven ( Defense and Freedom) for emailing me the the link. ]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Outlaw Glam Outlaw Glam on May 11, 2013

    I would only purchase shell case jewelry from someone who is using brand new, never been filled/used shell cases. There are enough people out there making some great looking jewelry using new shell cases, why pay for something that might not have been cleaned properly?

  • Scout sniper Scout sniper on May 28, 2013

    I wear .50 cal bullet around my neck on a dog tag chain. It was bullet from an old world war 2 bomber that was salvaged. The primer had been fired and there was no powder but the bullet was original. It has a copper jacket and lead in the middle.

    Coulget lead poisoning from this bullet?

    • Scout sniper Scout sniper on May 28, 2013

      @Scout sniper Sorry for the spelling errors. My keyboard is acting up.