A couple weeks ago my uncle and I went to the shooting range.Since I have always been taught to pick up after my self I picked up ALL of the spent casings on the ground.I was either going to sell the brass or make something out of them, so I tried to get some ideas on projects to make and I remembered my awesome camo lanyard broke and I was in need of a new one for school(they probably won't like my idea) so I made this.
•paracord(I used the cheap $2.00 stuff from Walmart
•lobster clip(any clip to attach my ID to)
•Spent casing (I used a 6mm rifle cartridge)
*WARNING* please make sure the shell you use is already shot off. I will not be responsible if and when you get hurt when it explodes
Find a Shell
Find a shell you want on your lanyard I used a 6mm rifle cartridge.
Polish Shell *optional
I didn't polish mine but you can if you want
Use a drill press to drill out the primer *WARNING* only use shot of shells I'm not responsible if you get hurt when it explodes under the drill press
Put Cord Through the Shell
Attach the paracord to the lobster clip and put the shell over the cord
Tie the Knots
I used a plain old Solomon knot but you could probably use nicer knots
Once you get as far as you want you could double back over and do the same Solomon knot(like I did) or you could just stop here and cut the excess paracord and melt the ends.
Admire Your Creation
Show off your fancy new lanyard and put your keys,work/school ID, etc