Woman makes jewelry out of confiscated gun (video)

Bracelets made from illegal firearms 
By: Chan Yuan 

(Scroll down for video) Now you can wear your gun on your wrist instead of in its holster.

A designer came up with an idea what to do with guns purchased by police through buyback programs.

Jessica Mindich of Connecticut, makes jewelry out of guns and bullet casings.

Many police departments offer about $200 per gun through buyback programs. With their no questions asked policy they manage to get a lot of illegal guns off the street.

Over the years, police officers have confiscated hundreds of guns from people without gun licenses. Now, Mindich has released a jewelry collection called the “Caliber Collection."

The Caliber Collection includes steel bangles and bracelets all made from illegal firearms she received from the Newark, New Jersey, police department.

Each bracelet is engraved with the original serial number of the firearm from which it was made. The bangles are priced between $150 to $500 per piece.

The designer donates 20 percent of all the profits to organizations such as the Red Cross, the ASPCA and the Newark, New Jersey Gun Amnesty Buyback Program.