Burls make more than fine lamp bases. After many seasons of growth, effort expended to cut, dry and slice, a burl has great worth even at a small scale. Hardly any pieces are discarded due to this inherently perceived value and a product may be created to utilize these scraps. Out of curiosity I made some turkey calls with cherry burl. I knew they would look great but how would they sound? To my delight I was not disappointed as they sounded great, at least to me. Now my scraps were very small but I still could not bring myself to simply dispose of them. The only logical answer was to create earring drops so I could feel that I had used every possible morsel. Only then could I feel I had made the most of mother nature’s effort and my time of collaboration with her.