Friday, December 20, 2019

We're All Ears December 2019: Use Your Leftovers

This is the fifth year of the We're All Ears "Use Your Leftovers" challenge!  I haven't looked back to last year but I expect that I'm doing something similar since I've been knee deep in salt water etching for the second year in the row!  I honestly have made much of anything else this month... I knew had good stock built up of everything other than Christmas ornaments for my holiday shows.

If you want to see most of the ornaments I made this year, I have them for sale in my Etsy shop.  You can see them HERE.

Anyhoo... for my contribution to the Use Your Leftovers challenge I present you with the pieces that I made from the etched copper sheet left over after I cut out my ornament shapes.  I used my handy dandy disc cutter to cut as many circles as possible out of the extra copper then gave them a good tumble to help smooth any rough edges.  Then it was time to match things up for earrings, punch holes, and dome them.  Yes, there are some necklaces in the mix too, but that's just how I snapped my pictures as I was making things.    

This is a blog hop.  Pop on over to the Earrings Everyday blog HERE to see what everyone else made with their personal craftermath!


  1. Love them all and I know they will be big sellers for you. I keep meaning to do some etching and never get around to it. Maybe in the new year! Thanks for always playing along with me! Enjoy the day! Erin

  2. Great job etching! Your ornaments and jewelry are beautiful. My favorite pair of earrings are the ones with the stars etched into them. The turquoise beads that your paired with them with really set the copper off. Well done!

  3. The etched components look perfect. They are clear in design and the doming really makes them pop.

  4. Oh, these are divine! I love those star ones at the top. SWOON! But, they're all gorgeous. You sure do know how to cook up some leftovers!

  5. Very stylish and with a touch of festivity - love them! Good job utilizing the copper sheets!