I hate waste, love unique and respect “cause” fashion with real style. Bullets 2Bandages is a line of accessories succeeding on all three accounts. The creators, two retired Naval Explosive Ordinance Disposal officers: Erik Spalding and Cole Evans, launched the line of jewelry as a campaign to help the veterans and families negatively affected by the the current war USA is waging. Made from demilitarized bullets and decorative dog tags, they chose these materials to convey their vision: turning an instrument of harm into a symbol of hope and healing. The symbolism is completed with proceeds from the sales going to the Travis Manion Foundation, a non-profit organization created in honor of a respected friend of Spaldings and Evans from their Naval Academy days.
As for the fashion of it all, the bullet bracelet ($49.99) I get to discuss is edgy, stylish and heavy. This is made from actual expended 9mm bullets and a M27 linkage for machine guns. It’s not feather light, but I find the weight, comforting. The way I feel about a large turquoise necklace that I own.
Other noteable qualities, I love the engravings on the bullets and the size of the accessory. It is large enough and certainly unique enough, to make a statement, but won’t get in your way at an inch wide and 1/2 inch tall. I also thought stupidly that it might leave marks on my clothing – of course it doesn’t. The metal is war worn, but clean and ready to go.
My product reviews are my honest and personal opinion. I never accept payment for product reviews although I am given the sample to keep. If I am sent something that is unimpressive or boring I don’t write about it.
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