Using a bolt as a bead
i just read this three times trying to figure out what type of music you were playing "a bolt as a beat"
and way, a bolt as a beat! yes that would be cool. i'd be concerned of it hitting my head/face while dancing. as for rust, i'm sure you could use some 'de-rust' solution of some type. dot it on a napkin and while the bolt . . . but would you want that smell close to your face?
it all depend on if you think it's worth it. managable.
if you do, definatly post a pic! cause i've never seen a bolt used before.