The .223 Remington (5.56×45mm) is a cartridge that is ballistically in between its predecessors, the .222 Remington, and the .222 Remington Magnum. The .223/5.56 was developed to fit the action length of the new M16 service rifle. The .223/5.56 quickly became popular as a civilian cartridge because of the availability of brass, and the chambering of commercial varmint rifles in that caliber. Shortly after military acceptance of the M16, the semi-automatic version, the AR-15 became available, making the .223 cartridge even more popular.
These artisan glass pieces are individually crafted using found objects with a zero waste philosophy in mind.
The glass bullet in this piece is created from black, white and clear latticino set in a .223 cartridge.
Glass fills the entire length of each casing creating a very realistic weight.
Each is a one of a kind handcrafted work delivered ready to wear with the chain shown in these actual photos. Cotton muslin gift and storage pouch is included.
Some of these up cycled shell casing have been gifted to the studio by local friends or I personally hand-picked it in the deserts of Belen, New Mexico.
I consider myself an avid rock-hound and simply could not resist these beautiful brass findings out there! I knew they’d come in handy – eventually!.