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bullet casing cufflinks

by Shannon Astali DeJong $80.00
Handmade
Recycled

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  • the story

Sharp Shooter

Sure to disarm onlookers with their dangerous charm, artist Shannon Astali DeJong DeJong's recycled brass bullet casing cufflinks are unapologetically provocative yet straight-shooting statement pieces made for everyday wear. DeJong scours shooting ranges and salvages discarded shells to create each one-of-a-kind pair.

None of the bullets were used to hunt animals, commit crimes or settle scores. DeJong's goal is to glamorize recycling, not violence! Handmade in New Jersey.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
20305
Made from
brass
Measurements
.625" L
Notes
These cufflinks have a naturally aged appearance and do not require special effort to maintain this look. If desired, you may use a soft polishing cloth to gently wipe your jewelry.
  • the maker
Shannon Astali DeJong

Shannon Astali DeJong

Astali jewelry is hand-crafted and designed by NYC-based artist, Shannon Astali DeJong. Since her childhood in rural Iowa, Shannon has been collecting discarded objects and crafting them into something new. She would often rescue materials from unexpected places and use them to fashion ornate gifts. She eventually began to customize jewelry and would find ways to turn just about anything into an adornment.

In 1997, Shannon threw everything she owned into her car and moved to Los Angeles with dreams of playing her violin in a rock band. Within a week of arriving, she was already playing with a local rock band and performed her first gig.

During the day, Shannon spent time cultivating her passion for jewelry design, and worked behind the scenes for many successful Los Angeles jewelry designers. She worked her way from production, to sample-making, to design, and then onto managing both design and production teams. She always kept a home studio to refine her skills and design concepts. Her double life as a designer-by-day and rocker-by-night culminated in the birth of a line attributed to an alter-ego she named Jack Astali. As the line evolved, its subversive, rebellious nature emerged. Hallmarks of Astali designs include rugged and unexpected materials.

Astali became a full-time endeavor when Shannon moved to New York in the Fall of 2008. When she isn't making jewelry or rock and roll, Shannon spends a great deal of time doting on her brood of chinchillas, trying to understand why they do what they do.

All Astali jewelry is hand-crafted with pride in the United States.

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BULLET CASING CUFFLINKS
 
3.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique design (14)
  • Stylish (7)
  • Secures cuff firmly (6)

Cons

  • Cheap feel (4)
  • Dull finish (3)

Best Uses

  • Business wear (7)
  • Evening out (7)
  • Casual dresser (5)
  • Formal wear (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (8), Stylish (8), Career (4), Classic style (3), High end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (20)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By 

from Kansas City, Mo

About Me Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Stylish
  • Unique Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual
    • Evening Out

    Comments about BULLET CASING CUFFLINKS:

    Gift for my husband who was a gunner's mate in the Navy. He loves them!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s Day

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    yes, it's unique

    By 

    from New York, NY

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Classy And Elegant
    • Unique Design

    Cons

    • Thought It Would Be Large

    Best Uses

    • Business Wear
    • Casual
    • Evening Out
    • Formal Wear

    Comments about BULLET CASING CUFFLINKS:

    Husband loves how unique it is. he loves stylish clothes and loves shoting and guns. This was the perfect match between both.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was amazingly fast. I ordered on Friday afternoon (weekend before Christmas) and received it on Saturday morning. Originally i was thinking that i would print a picture of what i purchased and wrap that for Christmas, but to have the actual item was great.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Military Man's Delight

    By 

    from Michigan

    About Me High End Shopper, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Secures Cuff Firmly
    • Stylish
    • Unique Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Wear
      • Evening Out
      • Formal Wear

      Comments about BULLET CASING CUFFLINKS:

      Speedy delivery, well and appropriately packaged. When my Son-in-law isn't wearing his military dress blues, he will enjoy this novel and fun product to showcase his interest in artillery.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Bullet Casing Cufflinks

      By 

      from Tampa, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Unique Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about BULLET CASING CUFFLINKS:

          Don't know if he likes them yet or not. Won't know until after Christmas.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          very unique

          By 

          from Jamesport, N.Y.

          About Me Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Stylish
          • Unique Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Evening Out

            Comments about BULLET CASING CUFFLINKS:

            I bought this for the "guy who has everything" as something unique and different. They look really cool and interesting. A little more than I wanted to spend but it will be worth it just to see the look on my husband's face.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Husband
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            very unique

            By 

            from Memphis, TN

            About Me High End Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Secures Cuff Firmly
            • Stylish
            • Unique Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BULLET CASING CUFFLINKS:

                for a cuff-link collector this was one piece that no collection should be without. purchased as a gift for a friend who not ony collects cuff-links but is former law enforcement. absolutely the perfect gift!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Thought I had a winner...

                By 

                from Grosse Pointe Park, MI

                About Me Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Unique Design

                Cons

                • Cheap Feel
                • Dull Finish

                Best Uses

                • Business Wear
                • Casual

                Comments about BULLET CASING CUFFLINKS:

                Ordered these for my husband for Christmas. Thought for sure I had a really unique gift that would be a surprise. Unfortunately, my husband (a hunter and shooter) was less than impressed :( He was more interested in a different pair of cuff links for the same price.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                design perfect for gun collector

                By 

                from Johnstown, PA

                About Me Career, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Stylish
                • Unique Design

                Cons

                • Dull Finish

                Best Uses

                • Evening Out

                Comments about BULLET CASING CUFFLINKS:

                I was a first-time customer of Uncommon Goods. Due to the quality of the cuff links and the alacrity in filling my order, I will become a regular customer. Thanks!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                First Time Purchase

                By 

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Unique Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Business Wear
                  • Formal Wear

                  Comments about BULLET CASING CUFFLINKS:

                  The perfect gift to a son-in-law entering his second semester of law school,studying criminal law. He was very impressed with the uniqueness of the gift and the quality of the materials. He also appreciates everything "repurposed". It was a great hit!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fabulous for the hunter in your house.

                  By 

                  from South Carolina

                  About Me Classic, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Secures Cuff Firmly
                  • Unique Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Formal Wear

                    Comments about BULLET CASING CUFFLINKS:

                    These were a gift for the second of my four sons. They will be great for my 19 year for times when he needs to wear his tux but wants to retain a little of his individuality. He is a big hunter, and these cuff links were perfect for him. I expect him to wear them at his brother's wedding this summer. I am sure all the other groomsmen will get a laugh out of them and want to know where he got them.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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