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2:00 pm - Tue, May 14, 2013
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Guitar designer and builder Jimmy DiResta has turned an AK-47 assault rifle into a completely functional guitar for rapper Wyclef Jean.

(via AK-47 Assault Rifle Turned Into a Functional Golden Guitar)
12:57 pm - Sat, Jan 19, 2013
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Several times in the past, we’ve noted guns/bullets/gun parts/weapons being repurposed. But this is a particularly interesting example: 

Newark Mayor Cory Booker promoted his jewelry line, “The Caliber Collection,” Thursday night on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show. The bracelets are made from metal “from 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department” as part of the city’s gun buy-back program, according to the line’s website. 

(via Cory Booker Is Melting Guns And Turning Them Into Bracelets)
Thx: Marc!

Several times in the past, we’ve noted guns/bullets/gun parts/weapons being repurposed. But this is a particularly interesting example:

Newark Mayor Cory Booker promoted his jewelry line, “The Caliber Collection,” Thursday night on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show. The bracelets are made from metal “from 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department” as part of the city’s gun buy-back program, according to the line’s website

(via Cory Booker Is Melting Guns And Turning Them Into Bracelets)

Thx: Marc!

8:42 am - Tue, Nov 20, 2012
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Artist Pedro Reyes, who turned 1,527 weapons into 1,527 shovels to plant 1,527 trees — a project covered on Unconsumption here in 2010 — continues to convert Mexican drug-war weapons into art:

As part of his latest project Imagine, Mexico City based artist Pedro Reyes acquired some 6,700 weapons that were scheduled to be buried (as is customary in mass weapon disposals) and instead collaborated with six musicians to create 50 working instruments as part of a statement regarding increased gun violence in Mexico. The numerous firearms were cut down, welded and formed into a variety of string, wind, and percussion instruments over a period of two weeks … .

(spotted on Colossal here)
More on Reyes’ blog here.

Artist Pedro Reyes, who turned 1,527 weapons into 1,527 shovels to plant 1,527 trees — a project covered on Unconsumption here in 2010 — continues to convert Mexican drug-war weapons into art:

As part of his latest project Imagine, Mexico City based artist Pedro Reyes acquired some 6,700 weapons that were scheduled to be buried (as is customary in mass weapon disposals) and instead collaborated with six musicians to create 50 working instruments as part of a statement regarding increased gun violence in Mexico. The numerous firearms were cut down, welded and formed into a variety of string, wind, and percussion instruments over a period of two weeks … .

(spotted on Colossal here)

More on Reyes’ blog here.

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