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BRZN

Recycled Bullet Casing Accessories

Chicago, Illinois · 286 Sales

BRZN

Recycled Bullet Casing Accessories

Chicago, Illinois 286 Sales On Etsy since 2012

4 out of 5 stars
(18)

Shop owner

Ben Dahl

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Announcement   BRZN is a Chicago based brand that has been creating Made in the USA accessories like bracelets, pins and keyfobs using recycled bullet casings, 550 paracord and industrial materials since 2010.

Founded by designer Ben Dahl in 2010 after a memorial trip to honor a fallen friend, BRZN (bra·zen) is a Chicago based brand that makes bold accessories for men and women using recycled bullet casings. Each piece is individually handmade in Chicago and fabricated to handle without care, using materials designed to patina over time.

By transforming the utilitarian, single purpose bullet casing into an accessory, BRZN turns something traditionally viewed as violent into something beautiful that makes a statement. Since each piece is created with industrial materials, it’s designed to last through the changing of all seasons… including fashion seasons. Be bold. Wear BRZN.

To contact BRZN: E-mail wear[at]brzn[dot]co.

Check out BRZN on Facebook (fb.com/wearBRZN) / Twitter (@wearBRZN) . Instagram (@wearBRZN) for coupon codes and more announcements!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 28, 2016

BRZN is a Chicago based brand that has been creating Made in the USA accessories like bracelets, pins and keyfobs using recycled bullet casings, 550 paracord and industrial materials since 2010.

Founded by designer Ben Dahl in 2010 after a memorial trip to honor a fallen friend, BRZN (bra·zen) is a Chicago based brand that makes bold accessories for men and women using recycled bullet casings. Each piece is individually handmade in Chicago and fabricated to handle without care, using materials designed to patina over time.

By transforming the utilitarian, single purpose bullet casing into an accessory, BRZN turns something traditionally viewed as violent into something beautiful that makes a statement. Since each piece is created with industrial materials, it’s designed to last through the changing of all seasons… including fashion seasons. Be bold. Wear BRZN.

To contact BRZN: E-mail wear[at]brzn[dot]co.

Check out BRZN on Facebook (fb.com/wearBRZN) / Twitter (@wearBRZN) . Instagram (@wearBRZN) for coupon codes and more announcements!

Ben Dahl

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Reviews

Average item review
4 out of 5 stars
(18)
Mondo Armedilla

Mondo Armedilla on Nov 8, 2016

2 out of 5 stars

Difficult to wear because the metal part is sharp. Metal part starts to smell 'metallic'. Got rashes after wearing it for a day. not a fan because it's not comfortable to wear. but it looks nice

Adam Doka

Adam Doka on Apr 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived in three days after purchase... exceptional shipping and customer service. I was unsure between a few colours and Ben sent comparison photos of the three colours directly beside eachother within a few hours of my message. This is second time buying the bracelet (unfortunately lost my first bracelet). They are actually very stiff and sturdy, not flimsy. I have nothing but good things to say about the build, it has a nice weight to it so you can tell its made with nothing but quality materials. I would highly everyone. - 1st Purchase: Black - 2nd Purchase: Maroon

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About

BRZN is what happened when one guy decided to make his own jewelry and happened to have a bunch of bullet casings collecting dust.

I never intended to sell jewelry online. I thought about it, but never got around to taking that first step. There was always an etching that didn't end right, or a process that wasn't properly automated, or some other ridiculous reason not to throw caution to the wind and dive in the deep end. Enough people lovingly stole pieces of my jewelry--and asked where they could purchase them--that I decided it was finally time to say screw it and put them on Etsy.

This store is the culmination of around a year of failed experiments, hospital visits (seriously) and small successes. It's one of my little contributions to all the "cool material" (I'm also Senior Editor there) for guys on the Internet.

Do what I did. Forget about all the reasons not to do something and just do it. Be bold. Oh yeah, and wear BRZN.

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Shop members

  • Ben Dahl

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I run this little piece of the Internet. BRZN is a one man shop, so I do everything. You can also find me on Cool Material, Lost In Concert, Style Villain and at thebendahl.com. Follow BRZN on FB (fb.com/wearBRZN) and Twitter (@wearBRZN)

Local

Find BRZN at the following upcoming market!

  • Chicago Art Shop Holiday Market

    Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W Randolph St

    Chicago, IL

    Dec 18

    Chicago Art Shop will be hosting their first annual Holiday Market featuring work from a dozen local designers / artists / creatives. Finish your holiday shopping early this year with plenty of great gifts from your favorite Chicago artists. $5 suggested donation to benefit the Riot Fest Foundation.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 12, 2016
Welcome to the wonderful world of BRZN. A play on the word "brazen" (brash, bold, made of brass), this shop is the home of Ben Dahl's jewelry creations which may or may not involve any combination of the following: bullets, vintage global currency, paracord and metal. Each piece is handcrafted with a combination of new and sustainable materials to create something rugged, fun, eye-catching and different. Originally all of these pieces were designed for guys, but it turns out girls love them just as much (if not more) than the guys they were designed for. Be bold. Be brazen. Wear jewelry.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
All payments are processed through Etsy Direct Checkout or Paypal, buyer's choice.
Shipping
Orders will be processed and shipped within 3-5 business days via USPS First Class Mail. If you would like upgraded shipping options, please send me a message.
Refunds and Exchanges
Orders in new, unworn condition may be returned at buyer's expense within 30 days for a refund, less 20% re-stocking fee.