An Oshawa man is recovering from a wound to his leg after trying to make a necklace out of a bullet. 

Durham Regional Police were called to a residence in Oshawa just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, the 50-year-old man tried to pull apart the bullet using vice grips. 

The cartridge exploded and casing fragments hit the man's thigh. 

The man underwent surgery to remove the fragments.

Police say he didn't realize the bullet could explode when he was trying to make the necklace.